Musings On a Life

  I am largely a self-educated person. Yes, I have taken seminars and attended certification courses for my line of work. But I have gone way beyond those. I look at my experiences as a classroom in earth school.  When faced with a problem or situation, I ask myself, "what's the best way … Read more about Musings On a Life

Working With SaraCare in Melbourne

Group Of Seniors Enjoying Fitness Class In Retirement Home In the past year or so, I have begun working at the SarahCare center in Melbourne, Fl. I met the owners of SarahCare a few years ago, and from time to time I would visit the center and keep in touch. I enjoy them and I really enjoy meeting … Read more about Working With SaraCare in Melbourne

Relief For Swollen Arms or Legs

My sister, Social Cindy, called me last week and said, "Val, my right leg is all swollen and so is my right arm, can you please come rub me?" And of course, I said yes. Cindy has some pretty badly deteriorated discs in her lower back, she has scoliosis, and now that she is turning 68, she is … Read more about Relief For Swollen Arms or Legs

Is Your Home Safe For Aging In Place ?

Guest post today from Harry Cline. Thank you, Harry, for sharing your insights with us. Most seniors want to age in place, but few of them live in homes suited to the needs of aging owners. Living in a home that doesn’t meet your needs is more than an inconvenience — it can also put your health … Read more about Is Your Home Safe For Aging In Place ?

Good Bye Alice

There is a saying about how rough times teach you the most. As cliché as it sounds, it’s pretty accurate in my case. Over the past 30 years, I have grown and changed.   Most of the time it was my choice. I have always been interested to learn new things, to experience how exercise could … Read more about Good Bye Alice

Remembering Special Times

Every career has its perks, and massage is certainly one that has plenty of them. I have worked with many of my clients for years and years, and now I am working on their children and in some cases, Grandchildren. … Read more about Remembering Special Times

How Massage Can Help With the Grieving Process

Grief might live in the heart, but it affects the body, too, contributing to pain and tightness. … Read more about How Massage Can Help With the Grieving Process

5 Reasons Seniors Should Try Yoga And Meditation

  We have a guest blogger this week. Mr. Harry Cline. Mr Cline is a caregiver who also is the creator of NewCaregiver.org and author of the upcoming book, The A-Z Home Care Handbook: Health Management How-Tos for Senior Caregivers. As a retired nursing home administrator, … Read more about 5 Reasons Seniors Should Try Yoga And Meditation

Massage, Kangen Water and Medication Management

    I have written here several times about becoming a Caretaker for my aging Mom. In case you haven't read the previous posts, let me fill you in a bit. Around 2002 she moved from my house into an apartment in Vero Beach and for the first time in her entire life, she was on … Read more about Massage, Kangen Water and Medication Management

Caregiving for Momma

It's dark, I am wandering down a hallway , I am cold and the floor is icy slippery.  Suddenly, I am accosted and thrown into a room where I am forced to fight off these mutable demons that are lashing  out at me. I raise my sword to fight them off, but it's heavy and I can hardly lift it. … Read more about Caregiving for Momma