March 28, 2020

How are our precious elderly doing right now as residents of nursing homes or assisted living places? That is a question that we all must ask and find answers to in the coming months. 

There have been many stories in that past weeks about facilities being on lock down a...

March 20, 2020

Wow! Life has a way of keeping one away from one's focus and that is what has happened to me in the past few months. Then this microscopic invader enters our world on a global level and suddenly we are rethinking all our daily activities. Combing through and sorting as...

July 26, 2019

 There were also angels. They were humble and unobtrusive because they sometimes punish the good but I will never forget them and all that they did and do to care for the quality of life and preserving the dignity of their patients.

I believe that in any environment whe...

July 8, 2019

I remember my Great Aunt Bessie. She was in a nursing home that was a Victorian home in Connecticut and it was shared by 4 ladies who each had their own room and a 24-hour a day nurse. It was not that expensive either. The focus of this home was the residents and their...

May 31, 2019

What should you look for when searching for a care facility for your loved one? Here are a few of the many red flags that should send you straight out the door if you see them in a place that you are considering.

1. The smell. Yes there is going to be a lot of care bein...

May 1, 2019

"What are you doing, Carol?", said my friend Gladis. I was embarrassed to tell her that I was simply zoning out on purpose. The tiredness and depletion that occurs when you are the primary caregiver for a loved one is very different from other tiredness that we may exp...

April 29, 2019

My mother had lung cancer. She decided to fight it with chemo and radiation and she won... at first. The day the doctor told her that her cancer was gone was an incredible day for all of us. My normally reserved mom was so happy that she hugged the doctor and then me....

March 25, 2019

"Take Your time, Carol" or "A stitch in time saves nine"! These were words of advice that my mother often offered me throughout my life while she was here on this earth. I, however, have always been a get it done kind of person who wants to see results. In my sixtieth...

December 25, 2018

Hello Again!! I have missed writing here but we at CHAT have been going through some improvements and they were taking up much of my time. I thought I would share them with you from the large to the very small changes and give you a little peek into the goings on aroun...

October 28, 2018

We have a guest blogger with us today. Karen Weeks saw our site and wanted to contribute and since we are all about healthy aging, we agreed! We hope you enjoy.

4 Tips for Healthy and Fulfilled Aging

A lot of things change as you grow older, but your thirst for life shou...

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