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Which Summer Do You Want?

Summer is upon us, bringing celebrations, relaxation and time with family and friends. Along with all the opportunities for fun, we still have to juggle and manage our daily to-dos. Don't sacrifice your summer moments, make the most of longer days with a little help from your friends at LifeCare.
By Mary Kate Goodman|July 7th, 2016|

Developing Good Work Relationships

Every relationship requires effort, and some of the most important and difficult to navigate relationships can be with your managers and coworkers. The difference between working and personal relationships is that you often don’t get to choose who you work with. You are thrown into a mix of different types of people, with different personalities, who may be very new and different from what you are used to in others you interact with a lot. These differences can make it hard to develop good work relationships. Here are some things to keep in mind when you find yourself working side by side with someone.
By Ariel Russo|June 30th, 2016|

How to Avoid the “Summer Slide”

School’s out and it’s time for the kids to kick back, throw on the swim trunks and enjoy all the fun things they love about summer vacation. But as parents, we are always thinking ahead about what’s next for our kids, right? Unfortunately, what’s next is the upcoming school year that our youthful counterparts haven’t even begun to fathom. Of course we want them to enjoy their vacation, maybe soak up some sun and savor the spoils of working hard all year. But we also don't want them to lose the momentum they've built in school all year. In order to avoid the summer slide and to be as prepared as possible for the more challenging, fast approaching school year, here are a few tips to keep your little scholars mentally sharp.
By Brandon Mclean|June 23rd, 2016|

Compassion for Depression: When a loved one is suffering

You have noticed that your loved one hasn’t been feeling like themselves. You want to make them feel better, but you just don’t know what to do. What are the right words to say? What are the right things to do? You may feel like you’re walking on thin ice when you’re around them because you just don’t know how to help. Depression can be a tricky road for everyone involved. Here are some suggestions to help you navigate when your loved one is suffering from depression.
By Haley Dexter|June 16th, 2016|

Six Tips for Hiring Your Bathroom Remodeler

A successful home update will seriously boost the looks and functionality of your bathroom. How do you ensure that your bathroom remodel goes according to plan? By hiring the right pro. Here are six tips to help you find the perfect contractor for your job.
By Home Advisor|June 9th, 2016|

Summer Heat Safety Tips: Seniors, Kids and Pets

While a lot of people associate the warmer temps of summer with fun in the sun, the rising thermostat can mean danger if proper precautions aren’t taken, especially among senior citizens, children and pets. For those people that spend a lot of time outdoors or do not have measures to cool their home, the summer heat can take its toll. Here are some summer heat safety tips.
By Catherine Montgomery|June 2nd, 2016|

Tips for Helping Seniors Age in Place

For many seniors, the decision to remain in their own home is the most preferable. However, there can be challenges to face such as early onset Dementia, Osteoporosis and Arthritis conditions along with safety concerns all around the house. All of these obstacles are made even harder when a parent is not located in the same area as their children. Families need to work together to make their loved one’s home both safe and functional. Here are a few of the ways you can help your loved one maintain their independence as they age in place.
By Mary Snider|May 26th, 2016|

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

It’s a hard truth that at some point we all may be touched by suicide. Often we focus on diseases with visible symptoms, but we forget that depression is a silent disease that can be just as deadly as any other. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, about 42,773 people die each year from suicide, it’s the 10th leading cause of death in the US and each day there are 177 suicides nationwide. These are just a glimpse at the staggering statistics surrounding suicide, and they don’t begin to include the number of people who attempt and fail to take their life. Suicide doesn’t discriminate by age or race and the effects are devastating. We may assume that if someone we know or love is considering suicide, we will be able to help them before it is too late. But the reality is when someone is suffering from depression or mental illness, oftentimes you can’t tell by looking at them or even by talking to them. Here are some signs to look out for and what you can do to help.
By Brandy Langley|May 19th, 2016|

Nutrition for Seniors

Seniors have different challenges for proper nutrition, loss of appetite, problems chewing or swallowing, depression or a need to reduce fat or sugar with certain chronic conditions. It may take a little work to figure out what’s keeping your loved one from eating, but once you do, you can help. Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs and other body parts strong for the long haul. Eating vitamin rich foods boots immunity and fights illness causing toxins and helps in healing and recuperation.
By Karen Foster|May 12th, 2016|

Empty Nest. Now What?

You wait patiently for their arrival. You nurture them, cheer as they take their first steps and let go of their hand on their first day of school. In a space of time that has gone by all too quickly, your child is about to embark on the next journey of life: the college years! While you are proud and excited, the thought of your child leaving the protection of the nest and living apart from you can fill a parent with doubt and dread. Here are a few tips for making the transition smoother for both you and your child and to help you manage your empty nest.
By Melissa Wallace|May 5th, 2016|