News and Tips for Living Well at Home, from Aware Senior Care.

Welcome to our monthly selection of resources and inspiration.

This newsletter is designed to help you help your loved ones live well at home.

We aim to connect with the sons, daughters, and family members of loved ones living at home, and to reach out to our valued Circle of Support partners.

At Aware, we’re all in this together.
What’s New with Aware?

We Are Growing!

Cary Living Magazine Logo Meet Dan Kastner, Client Care Coordinator

As our newest team member, Dan will be stepping into care coordination alongside Sarah Beargie. His background in healthcare began as a teenager when he cared for his mother who struggles with a rare blood disorder. This life experience, along with working and volunteering in several different assisted living communities, solidified his passion for helping others.

Learn More About Dan and Meet Our Team

We’ve received an Employer of Choice Award!

Nurses Services are Growing Aware Senior Care has received the 2018 Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice Award. This award is based on caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm specializing in home care. Aware Senior Care is now ranked among the best employers of in-home caregivers in the country, and is one of only four home care agencies in the Triangle to receive this honor.

Read More About This Prestigious Award!

Concerned about readmission after a discharge from a hospital or rehab facility? Consider our “Welcome Home” service.
Returning home from a hospital or rehab stay can be an unnerving experience for any family, because a discharge that is not managed well can end up in a quick readmission to the hospital. To help ensure a smooth and uneventful transition to the home, we have created the Aware Senior Care Welcome Home Service. An Aware RN will come to your home on the day of discharge for a two-hour visit which includes comprehensive medication management and a home safety review.

Read more about this service!
Family Testimonials
What Our Families are Saying
How would you rate the impact of the services on your daily life?

Ethel M.
“Aware makes me feel very cared for. They care for me and do things that make it comfortable for me.”

Terri C. (Daughter of Hilda C.)
“[Aware has] helped my loved one the most by comforting her and it helps us by knowing someone is there to keep her safe and on track.”

What Our Caregivers Are Saying
How likely are you to recommend working for Aware to an interested friend?

“They appreciate and admire their workers, and everyone comes together to work as a team. I like how I have my schedule for the whole month.”

How would you rate your comfort level in voicing your ideas and opinions?

“They take care of things quickly and they make me feel comfortable. I feel like I'm a part of a company.”

Read more family stories!

Live Well and Thrive Wellness Panel at Carolina Preserve:

Come join fellow Carolina Preserve residents in a fun question and answer hour with panelists representing an array of wellness areas, including home care, home health, home meal delivery, in-home meal preparation, dance instruction, creating your own legacy book or video, senior travel, and in-home physical and occupational therapy. After the panel there will be a thirty-minute social with healthy snacks and refreshments provided.

Carolina Preserve Bradford Hall, Main Ballroom
115 Allforth Place, Cary, NC
Tuesday July 31st:
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Discover more Aware events here .

Think Well and Stress Less at Home, presented by Aware Senior Care and the Dementia Alliance of NC .

Living at home can be stressful for older adults, especially if they live alone. Stimulating the brain and reducing stress not only enhances life, but also reduces the chance of dementia and Alzheimers. This seminar will discuss signs and indicators of dementia and stress and will provide simple tips and techniques that can be applied in everyday life to reduce stress and exercise the brain.

Five Points Center for Active Adults Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults
Tuesday, July 17th:
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 23rd:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Aware Senior Care Circle of Support
The Aware Senior Care Circle of Support is a village of skilled individuals and organizations that share the common bond of helping people live well in their homes.

This month’s featured partner is Karen Hankins, owner of Cary-based Integrity Money Management , a firm providing a wide range of financial services to help clients manage their day-to-day monetary affairs. Personalized services include, but are not limited to:

  • Bill Paying and management
  • Bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Budget preparation and expense tracking
  • Organization of financial documents
  • Reviewing medical insurance papers and verifying proper processing of claims
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Sorting and filing incoming mail
We have had personal experience working with Karen and we recommend her highly! Also, Karen was recently featured in Cary Magazine's June issue in an article called “ Home Safe, Home .”

To arrange a free consultation with Karen, please contact her at (919) 720-2950 or by email at khankins@integritymoneymanagement.com .
Nursing Services
This month’s featured blog article, co-written by Gina and Tim, is “Nursing Services: Professional Help at Home.” Your loved one wants to remain at home, but needs help that only skilled registered nurses provide at a hospital. What are your options?

Examples of the care required for your loved one may include:
  • Wound care
  • IV medications
  • Medication administration
  • Catheter care
The addition of nursing services had roots in our experience with Tim’s mother Emily back in 2015. In order to be discharged and return home from the hospital after her amputation, Mom was required to have both home care and home health in place. We had to be trained by home health to administer IVs and give Mom insulin. We were frankly terrified we would make a mistake, but we had no choice if we wanted to get Mom home.

As a result of this experience, we added nursing care to Aware’s home care services. In the event a family needs a higher level of skilled support to augment home health, we can help. We schedule short term nursing care visits in one or two hour increments and/or accommodate long-term nursing care in the home.

Read more about our nursing service
Seniors Volunteer

On May 11th we published Tim’s blog article, “ Want to Feel Happy and Healthy? Why Seniors Should Volunteer .” For the elderly, who often see their group of family and friends diminish as the years go by, staying connected is actually just as important as physical exercise in terms of mortality rates. By volunteering their time and services, seniors receive the gift of purpose and the opportunity to widen their social circle while those in need are supported for relatively low costs. It’s a win-win for seniors and for the community!

Read more about this on our Blog and see a picture of Tim’s mother Emily volunteering time at Dorcas Ministries in the children’s book department.
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