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?

There’s No Place Like Home

Cary Living Magazine Logo Aware is honored to be featured in Cary Living Magazine’s May Issue in an article by Beth Peterson. Beth came to our office last month to learn more about Aware and what differentiates our care from other home care agencies in Cary. Gina took Beth for a visit with Joyce, one of our clients, and Shirley, one of our caregivers.

Nursing Services are Growing!

Nurses Services are Growing In November 2017, we added nursing care to our home care license. This allowed us to help families with medication management and administration as well as wound and catheter care. The need for these services has been growing quickly and we’re seeking additional part time nurses . When a home health organization’s client needs nursing care but family members are not comfortable administering or managing medications, this service is invaluable.

Family Testimonials
What Our Families are Saying
How would you rate the impact of the services on your daily life?

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

Terri C. (Daughter of Hilda C.)
“They have 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!

Hayes Barton Baptist Church 4th Annual 5K/Health Fair

Aware Senior Care will be exhibitor at the Hayes Barton Baptist Church 4th Annual Five Points 5K/Health Fair . Proceeds from the race go directly to local elementary schools. The Health Fair is free and open to the public in the Family Life Center Gym and it will include health screenings, chiropractic screenings, and healthy lifestyle advice, all provided by our local Five Points businesses.

Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608
Saturday, May 19th:
8:00 AM - 12:00 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 enhance life, but also reduce the chance of dementia and Alzheimer’s. This seminar will discuss signs and indicators of dementia and stress, as well as 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
Monday, June 4th:
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, July 17th:
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 23rd:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Building Your Life Plan

This seminar is based on the books How to Say It to Seniors by David Solie and How to Keep Mom (and yourself) out of a Nursing Home by Dr. David Fisher of Doctors Making Housecalls. We will discuss the importance of building a life plan that covers your physical, social, spiritual, medical, and financial goals. The key question in building this plan is, what you would like your legacy to be?

Five Points Center for Active Adults
Monday, May 21st:
7:00 PM - 8:00 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 Zach Merritt, Chef and owner of Chefs for Seniors . Chefs For Seniors is a local meal service that connects seniors with licensed, professional chefs who prepare high-quality, affordable, and nutritious meals in the home.

  • Homemade meals prepared in your kitchen using the freshest ingredients
  • Affordably priced to fit within your budget
  • Diabetic, gluten-free, and low-sodium meals available - your chef customizes meals just for you
  • Trustworthy chefs who have undergone a thorough background check and training program
  • Convenient meals for the week, no more worrying about shopping or cooking
Before including individuals in our Circle of Support, we always meet and get to know them. What better way to get to know Zach than to experience his services in our home? Gina and I spent time with Zach in our townhome as he prepared delicious meals! You can read more about our experience with Chefs for Seniors on the Aware Senior Care Facebook Page (April 23rd post)!

Call Zach to learn more and schedule a free, no obligation consultation at (984) 960-9563 and/or visit his website .
Gina Murray Profile Photo
This month’s featured blog article, “A Holistic Approach to Providing Home Care Services,” comes from Aware’s Director and Co-Founder Gina Murray, RN, BSN

In this article, Gina describes Aware’s innovative holistic approach to assessing our clients’ home care needs. This approach forms the core of our company positioning statement: “We believe in taking a holistic approach with every client by considering the whole person, not just the services we can provide.” We find that home care is sometimes not the best fit or most immediate need for a client and we then recommend other solutions from our Circle of Support partners. When we refer or recommend other solutions, we are often met with disbelief that we’re not trying to sell our services. From that response, we get just as much, if not more, satisfaction.

Read more about Gina’s philosophies and our objectives when meeting a family to assess the “whole person” on our blog .
Is caregiving for a loved one causing you stress at work?

According to a national survey by Family Caregiving in the US, caregiving needs cost US Employers $17,474,323,263/year. Here is that number broken down: 43% of the $17.4 billion is to replace employees; 33% is for workday interruption; 9% is for elder care crises; 7% is for supervisors’ time; 4% is for partial absenteeism; and 3% is for absenteeism.

We’re working with great partners in the community to define a formal employee support program for employers to support you. Tell us about your experience by taking five minutes to complete our Caregiving for a Loved One survey. We will use this data to present our findings and recommendations for a team solution to the Raleigh-Wake HRMA , our local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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