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Emergency preparedness for seniors

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Thursday’s string of natural disasters, which caused destruction and tragedy in Japan, Hawaii and on the Western coast of the U.S., have raised prominent questions and concerns for friends, family members and caregivers of the elderly.  How can we keep our elderly loved ones safe when natural disasters occur? Here…

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FirstLight Home Care - Caregiving Stories from Nurse Gina – Personal stories of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of a Certified Dementia Practitioner

Caregiving Stories from Nurse Gina – Personal stories of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of a Certified Dementia Practitioner

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[caption id="attachment_330" align="alignleft" width="99" caption="In addition to being a Registered Nurse and Certified Dementia Practitioner, Gina Kaurich (above) is also a caregiver of her mother-in-law."][/caption] You would think by now I would be accustom to the depersonalization of the hospital system. After all, I have been a Registered Nurse since…

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In the news: FirstLight’s director of client services Gina Kaurich discusses seniors who bully

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Msnbc.com published an article this week that brought much needed attention to the issue of senior bullying. FirstLight’s director of client services, Gina Kaurich, lent her expertise on the matter. As a previous director of nursing at an assisted living facility she has seen how far senior bullying can go.…

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In the news: FirstLight Home Care creates 90 jobs for Dayton, Ohio caregivers

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In response to the rise of the senior population and a growing client base, FirstLight’s three Dayton-area facilities in Kettering, Beavercreek and Clayton, are each looking to add 20-30 more caregivers, as reported in today’s issue of the Dayton Business Journal. Additionally, the firm has plans to further expand this…

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Hello, retirement

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As most of you know, the first wave of the 79 million Baby Boomers in America, are entering retirement this year. What can this generation expect as they begin the transition into their “Golden Years?” Surprisingly, a whole new world of money-saving benefits and opportunities are available. From life and…

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FirstLight Home Care - New year, new you

New year, new you

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Happy New Year! Have you made your resolution yet? As the holidays come to a close, I wanted to take some time to discuss a resolution that’s on the top of many peoples’ list: staying fit. It’s very important especially for seniors to take care of themselves as they get…

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Winter Safety

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Well, it’s certain that winter is here and in most states across the country, we have the weather to prove it! Along with freezing temps come snow and icy walkways, which can be extremely dangerous for our elderly friends and family members. Though falls can and do happen in the…

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