In honor of National Nutrition Month, Caring.com asked nutritionists and senior care experts, like our own Tim Murray, for their tips to help seniors eat healthier, this month and every month.
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Does Your Loved One Need Help?
Understand how accepting some care in the home can prolong and extend a senior’s independence.
How Can We Help?
Let us show you how we can help. From a few hours a week to 24 hour care.
Why Choose Aware Senior Care?
30+ years of RN gerontology care and our own personal care experience for our parents can become part of your family home care team.
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We do a lot of listening to understand the current situation. The core question is how can we help you? (or how can we help your Mom and/or Dad?). After listening to your assessment, we will ask specific questions about all aspects of activities of daily living to get the best overall picture we can over the phone. To help you decide whether or not there are concerns that need to be addressed, click here and take our short “Living Well at Home Assessment” worksheet. It will help you form a picture of your needs and whether some assistance in the home can help.
A registered nurse conducts an in‐depth assessment for each client to determine what services are needed, and to identify risks in the home. The client’s daily routines, medical history, health status, memory issues, safety concerns and emotional well‐being are all considered during this process. A customized Plan of Care is developed from this information. Click here to send us an electronic Service Inquiry request for us to review before contacting you.
Plan of Care
With the information from the assessment and input from the client and loved ones, a plan of care is developed. The plan outlines tasks and a schedule for services the client will receive. Our caregiver’s first visit will begin with a review of this plan with the client, family, agency supervisor and the caregiver.
- Light Housekeeping (Dusting, Vacuuming, Cleaning kitchen, Organizing closets, Changing linens, light laundry and ironing
- Meal preparation and cooking
- Companionship (Conversation, Reading together, Games and puzzles, Arts and crafts, Watching TV)
- Pet Care
- Monitoring activities such as medication reminders, bathing, grooming and dressing
- Transportation (medical appointments, family events, etc.)
- Bathing assistance
- Grooming assistance
- Dressing assistance
- Assistance with transfers
- Live-in assistance
- Sleep-over services
- Respite care
Medication Management service is focused on helping seniors take their medications safely and on time.
Services provided by a Registered Nurse include:
- Review all current medications with the client and create an easy to read list.
- Send the medication list to primary physician for review.
- Organize 2 weeks of medications using two 7-day PillPacks
- Provide list of contents in each area of the PillPack
- Contact pharmacy and/or physician for refills assuring medications are on hand
Welcome Home Services will take the worry out of who will be there to help you or your loved one. Our compassionate, highly trained caregivers provide services tailored to meet your needs until your back on your feet.
Welcome Homer Services include:
- RN Visit to review medications
- Transportation home, if requested
- Light housekeeping
- Laundry and linen changes
- Tidying kitchen and bathroom
- Grocery shopping
- Meal preparation
- Medication pick-up and reminders
The Welcome Home Services package consists of a FREE Assessment and services up to six hours. Our caregivers are also available for additional visits, if requested.
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Gina MurrayFounder and Director A registered nurse and a graduate of the Villanova University School of Nursing, Gina has spent more than 30 years in the field of gerontology. She spent over 15 years at one of the top skilled nursing facilities in our region. Learn More >
Tim MurrayFounder and President Managing the business aspects of Aware Senior Care, Tim is an alumnus of the Villanova University School of Engineering. He served our country as a U.S. Navy Submarine Officer, and spent much of his career as an executive in the technology industry. Learn More >
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Tim responds to a recent article in the Cary News regarding accommodating the rising aging population in Cary and Morrisville.
While there are aspects of nutrition that stay constant throughout our lives, we have to make adjustments to our diet as what can eat changes.
According to the American Medical Resource Institute there are more than six million adults over age 65 that suffer from depression. Unfortunately, the holidays only intensify feelings of lonliness, chronic health issues, and many other mental challenges that may face our aging loved ones.
"We called it 'tough love' when we were raising you...you may have thought we 'weren't cool' but we loved you enough to make choices that were wise, even though we knew you may have been angry, hurt, sad, and more. It would have been so easy to say 'Yes' all the time....
I am now asking you to do the same for Dad and I as we grow older - when we make choices or refuse to make choices that impact you.
Part Six of Tim's blog about caring for his disabled mother. After a few months in New York where Emily suffered another minor stroke and completed rehab, she returns to North Carolina to live permanently at LiveWell residential assisted living.
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I have known and worked with Gina Murray for twenty years. Ten years in long term care and ten years with Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions), and now as managing a senior care home service. I have always found her to be the essence of excellent nursing care. She has a broad understanding of geriatrics, both in the natural aging process, as well as the chronic disease states that produce disability. I am most impressed by her ability to handle difficult situations and instill confidence in patients and families that all problems will be dealt with and handled in the best way possible. I continue to rely on her to help in the care of my patients and continue to ask her to do the impossible, which she never fails to accomplish.
Tasha is doing a great job working with Jane. I look forward to continuing our relationship with Tasha. Aware Senior Care has been very helpful in providing experienced and competent caregivers to take of my wife. They have worked with me to try to find a schedule that works for our situation and they have been very flexible as we have tried to figure out the best caregiver for Jane.
We needed a service to sit with Dad overnight and Aware Care was able to provide someone very quickly. Once we contacted Aware, we didn't have to worry about much after that.
Aware Senior Care has done a great job providing the extra social resources necessary to keep my mom active.
“Gina Murray, co-owner of Aware Senior Care, has always had a strong clinical background when it comes to geriatric long term care. With her clinical competency as an RN, along with several years of experience in skilled nursing and hospice care, Gina is extremely knowledgeable in providing quality care for your loved one. She is delightful to work with and compassionate to both the family and patient's needs.”
I am most impressed with the service and have recommended you to several of my friends in need and will continue to do so.
It is difficult to meet everyone's needs, but your service has done a great job of trying to do that. I will continue to recommend you to anyone who I hear needs care. I have also told several people to call and apply to work for you.
I have known Gina Murray for many years. She has cared for many of my patients in a skilled nursing facility and as an outpatient through Aware Senior Care. She has provided complete assessment and compassionate care in a convenient and affordable manner. She communicated with patients and families regularly, and her work is outstanding. I highly recommend Murray and Aware Senior Care!
I have known Gina Murray for well over ten years and have observed her nursing skills at both Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions Life Care) and the Oaks of Mayview nursing home. Although she works well with people of all ages, she is especially adept in dealing with the elderly and their families. She displays great patience and empathy in these encounters. She is always pleasant, and in fact, I’ve never seen her when she was not smiling.
We’ve worked with other home care agencies but yours is the best by far. Gina and Tim are super and very responsive to needs, ideas and suggestions. As far as using an agency Aware Senior Care is the best we’ve used.