This post continues the series written by the Friends Life Care team for you.  It is being posted on Mother’s Day in recognition of all Mothers everywhere.
When My World Came to a Halt
I know I’m not alone when I say Covid 19 has brought my world to a halt. I am a mom of 4, with a sophomore in college, two 6th graders and a fourth grader. To say I am used to running around is an understatement.
Found My Happy Place
When schools closed — College too — and businesses encouraged workers to stay home, and all extracurricular activities were cancelled, I found myself in…

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ALERT – Coronavirus

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March 3rd, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments
coronavirus disease

The whole world is watching developments of the coronavirus — officially named 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV.  Friends Life Care cares about your health and wellbeing.  We are posting this alert with basic information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) so you can be more knowledgeable about this serious illness.

As of this writing, there have been 92,312 confirmed cases and 3,131 deaths.  The majority of these cases are in mainland China where the illness was first identified in December 2019.…

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Don’t Fall for It –

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February 4th, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Underestimating the impact of even a single stumble or fall can be more serious than you know
Nationally, falls are THE most common reason that people over 65 years of age go to the emergency room and are hospitalized. (source: National Council on Aging)

The team at Friends Life Care has an important goal.  That goal is help educate older adults about things that they can do to thrive at home as they age.  In addition, Friends Life Care has a special commitment to members,  Friends Life Care is founded on the mission to help all members age in place and live the best…

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The 15th Annual Best of Friends Award Ceremony was held by Friends Life Care on November 14, 2019.  This important award reflects the importance of the decades long mission of Friends Life Care — to help people remain in their home as they age.

During the ceremony, a group of exceptional home health care aides were recognized and rewarded.  They were honored for their significant contribution to the wellbeing of the Friends Life Care members they serve – people often challenged by significant health concerns as they age in their own homes.

The winners of a Best o…

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There is solitude.  Then there is loneliness.  And when feelings of loneliness come along with isolation, it can be harmful in many ways to a person’s short- and long-term health and wellbeing.  This is true for someone of any age.  Above all, it is concerning among the growing population of older adults.  This is because of the difficult challenge of taking the actions necessary to remedy it.

AARP did a national study on this topic.  They surveyed over 3,000 adults who were 45 years of age and older.  Some facts which their research revealed include:

• Lonel…

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