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Kathleen Warshawsky, BSN, RN

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Seniors Blue Book of Greater Dallas continues to offer the most comprehensive and trusted caregiver resource and senior care directory for aging in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Navigating the complex landscape of healthcare and social services can become overwhelming. Our senior search directory, senior resource guide and online education library for aging and senior services are here to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about the care and services available. 

You can search for senior resources online and in the print guide. Search for information to keep you aging at home with as much independence as possible, find help at home, aging services, home care, organizing, dementia resources, senior telephones, care management, elder planning, clutter clean-up and the closest hospital. When you are ready for a little more help we have senior care experts who can help you choose the best place to live, retirement and independent living, assisted living and memory care or a rehab center or nursing home. Seniors Blue Book is here to connect you with the resources seniors need to thrive.

Thank you for choosing the Seniors Blue Book of Greater Dallas as your trusted guide to senior care resources.

Blessings, Kathleen Warshawsky, BSN, RN, Publisher | Wife, Mother, Daughter, & Friend

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Local Aging Options

CC Young Assisted Living

Assisted Living 4847 W Lawther Dr, Dallas, Texas, 75214

The Assisted Living team at CC Young is committed to creating the optimal balance between your individual needs and the way you want to live. This dedication reflects our founders mission to provide support and care for seniors with an unwavering compassionate spirit. The CC Young Life Enrichment team offers residents a full calendar of activities and outings that engage the mind and encourage socialization. Choose from two distinctive residences and floorplans in The Hillside and The Vista to flourish in body, mind and spirit.

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Memory Care -Customized Solutions 5 Cowboys Way, Frisco, Texas, 75034

teleCalm stops problem calls for families living with Alzheimers & other cognitive challenges at home and in senior living communities.teleCalm provides a safe phone services for seniors living with Alzheimers and other cognitive challenges. Their services help family caregivers to manage and stop unwanted incoming and outgoing calls, including late-night calls, repeated calls, 911 abuse, and targeted fraud. teleCalm offers two levels of stress-free home phone services for seniors: the Caregiver service and the Trust service. The Caregiver service is designed to solve common challenges faced by caregivers and their loved ones. It helps seniors maintain their independence, reduces isolation, and prevents everyday problems such as late-night calls, repeated calls, 911 abuse, and telemarketer/scam calls. This service works with regular home phones and replaces the existing landline service provider. The family caregiver manages all the features and benefits of the service remotely through the teleCalm Caregiver app. The Trust service is designed for independent seniors and filters out robocallers before they have a chance to ring through to the seniors phone. This service learns over time who your loved ones trusted contacts are based on their calling habits. teleCalm's phone service replaces current home phone service, often for less money than the current basic phone service. The company has simple pricing, with all taxes and fees included in the monthly pricing. Internet is not required to have teleCalm service, and you can keep your current phone number, or the phone number of your loved one. teleCalm is a veteran and woman-owned company, with a 5-Star rating on both BBB and Google. All of their support team is US-based and have been family caregivers themselves. If you're looking for a safe phone service for seniors, visit teleCalmProtects.com to learn more and see how they can help solve your phone-related challenges.

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CC Young Independent Living

Independent Living 4847 W Lawther Dr, Dallas, Texas, 75214

Experience the convenience of a carefree lock and go lifestyle on our beautiful 20-acre campus nestled within a residential neighborhood across from White Rock Lake. Explore new opportunities - fun events, interesting groups and clubs, and wellness classes on campus. Not to mention, making new friends. We invite you visit and experience CC Young.

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Stonemere Rehabilitation Center

Skilled Nursing 11855 Lebanon Rd, Frisco, Texas, 75035

Our Accelerated Recovery program specializes in providing the latest in technology, equipment, and techniques for those requiring short-term rehabilitation after a recent hospitalization. Offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy, our rehabilitation team collaborates with physicians to develop a unique care plan with your individual needs taken into account. We understand that there is no one size fits all approach to restoring ones health. We offer 24-hour nursing care for medically complex patients to include those needing IV antibiotic therapy, wound care, stroke and orthopedic rehabilitation, and more.Stonemere Rehabilitation Center is a Paramount Healthcare Community.

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The Ultimate Guide to Downsizing & The Downsizing Checklist

Check out The Junkluggers Ultimate Guide to Downsizing! We'll guide you through the process. Are you looking to downsize your home but youre not sure where to start? Weve created this helpful guide full of successful downsizing strategies to keep you focused and organized. Here at The Junkluggers, we specialize in downsize and declutter projects and were here to offer our services to help you discard the items youve decided you no longer need. Give us a call, and be greeted with top-notch customer service that often offers same or next-day appointments.View the Ultimate Downsizing ChecklistQuestions to Prepare for a Move or DownsizeWhen moving, you can understand your new space by asking all the right questions. It will become easier to make decisions about what to keep and what to donate! Your new space should represent you but also feel like a fresh start. Be sure to keep the following things in mind when moving: How many bedrooms will you have? If you currently have three bedrooms that act as your room, a guest room, and an office but your new space will only leave you with two bedrooms, you should consider what room you would like to downsize. If you would rather keep your office and not the guest bedroom, then it becomes the perfect opportunity to get rid of the bulky guest bedroom furniture that youll no longer need. Furniture and mattress removal just happens to be our specialty.What is the square footage? Optimizing your space is important when moving. If your new space is smaller than your current one, it may benefit you to keep your shelving and storage for your books or knick-knacks. Additionally, you might want to consider swapping out your large sectional, 8 person dining room table, or other large furniture for smaller items that suit both you and your space better. Is there any built-in storage?When looking at your next new space, be mindful of the storage that comes with it. If you have limited kitchen storage but a large bedroom closet, consider what types of items youll need to trim down. Storage will become a key factor in downsizing Do you have any extra space? Having a garage, shed, attic, or any additional space will play an important part when deciding what will go and what will stay. If you currently have a garage that you keep all your outdoor stuff in, but no garage in your new place, you might consider sifting through equipment to determine if youve used it recently or if youll use it soon in the future. Top 7 Downsizing & Decluttering Tips 1. Create a timelineA helpful way to stay on task and organized is to create a timeline of when you would like to be done and important milestones that may guide you on your way. Mark when you want certain areas of the house to be decluttered and when you would like the stuff you no longer need either donated or thrown away. For example, if you choose to downsize your closet in one month, heres how you can set timely goals for each week.Week 1:Sort through all outside spaces (garage, shed, etc)Try on all clothes and donate 25%Create your 3 piles of keep, throw away and donateWeek 2:Get rid of duplicates in kitchen (spatulas, ladles, etc)Eliminate old and stained sheets, pillow cases, and expired productsSchedule an appointment with The Junkluggers to remove bulky items, donations, and furnitureWeek 3:Throw away or scan old paperwork, school projects, and other paper itemsPack items for new houseWeek 4:Removal of bulky items, donations, furnitureMoving day2. What to keep, what to tossIf youre having trouble looking through things and throwing them away, do the 6 and 3 rule. If you havent used the item in the last 6 months and won't use it in the next 3 months, discard it or donate it. This excludes seasonal things such as a lawnmower or winter jackets, unless youre moving into a place that does not have a yard or winter! Have sorting boxes or piles that designate what will be donated, what will be thrown away, and then pack the rest of what youre choosing to keep.3. Go through expired productsExpired products in the bathroom, kitchen, or hallway closet will always take up unwanted space in your new home! Sort through lotions, cleaning products, spices, facial products, and other items. You must remember you cannot donate these products if they are expired or open, and its best to responsibly dispose of them.4. Start in lesser-used placesDont forget about spaces that you dont see or use every day! Your garage, attic, and storage shed can accumulate things quickly and be forgotten just as fast. If you have storage bins of sporting goods that havent been used in years, its time to donate.Pro Tip: Momentos from old school projects might be hard to get rid of but a good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to only save one or two things from each collection or year.5. Sort through furniture and large itemsWe all have that piece of furniture that is rarely used and takes up space. Is it an entryway table that collects old mail and paperwork? A hutch that holds nothing more than a vase? You may even consider getting rid of the guest bed that has only been used once or twice. Whatever it may be, finding the pieces of furniture that you dont use or will no longer need is a great way to freshen your space and declutter your home.6. Refresh your kitchen spaceThe kitchen can be one of the most difficult areas to declutter as you can almost always find a reason to keep something. However, this can also be a golden area to get rid of the most stuff. If you only use 2 pots but have 4 in your cabinet space, or have a bread pan sitting in the corner that has never been used, these are an example of items to donate. Think about what you use daily and what is rarely used.7. Closet DeclutterDepending on who you are, your closet might be jam-packed with clothes, shoes, belts, and other accessories that have only been worn once or twice. When downsizing your closet think about the items of clothing and accessories that stand out to you. The 6 and 3 rule can also apply here. If you havent worn it in 6 months and dont plan to wear it in the next 3 months (excluding weather-specific items) then its time to donate.Downsizing Tips For SeniorsThere will come a time in your life where, as you grow older, you may inevitably have to downsize for a myriad of reasons that may happen slowly or all at once. With The Junkluggers, you wont have to lift a finger in disposing of unwanted items, hauling things off, or donating your possessions.Start with small rooms and itemsYou will find it helpful to start in smaller areas of your home that hold fewer momentos attached to it such as the hallway closet or the office. Spaces like attics or garages that hold old projects, decorations, and other things can be difficult to sort through. Eliminate rooms you wont have in your new homeIf you find yourself moving into a one-bedroom home, getting rid of the excess belongings in the guest bedrooms and office will help you adjust quickly to your new space. Go through tools and landscaping items you may not need or wont have storage for. If you can, visit where you will be living to help you visualize what you can and cannot keep. Preserve Your CollectionsThe hardest part about moving into a smaller space may be reducing years worth of collections and other hobby items. To downsize these things, pick out a few pieces that are your favorite and keep only a few from the entire collection. If you find that you will have to donate all of these items, take photos of them first and print them out. You can then place these in a photo album to display in your new home. Allow time for memory laneStart early in your process of decluttering and downsizing. Getting rid of your possession is hard and youll likely be going through many different things that have memories attached. Allow yourself to experience memory lane and reminisce about those times. Advantages of Downsizing Your HomeNow that youve decluttered your home, you can sit back and relax! Cleaning will become easier with minimal things to dust and spray down. Youll feel the weight off your shoulders of having to maintain a large home with many things to sort and keep track of. Allowing yourself to keep up with a lifestyle of minimal things that you may not need will help you refrain from buying excess things. Be mindful of your new space and enjoy the benefits of a decluttered and downsized home.Hacks to organizing your home arent always straightforward and simple but the rewards to downsizing can make all the difference in your space. Remember that you arent alone in this process and Junkluggers is here to help. Well offer a stress-free experience to take away what you want to get rid of. Give us a call today to book your free onsite estimate! Mention code: 25BLUEBOOK

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How Downsizing Saves You Time and Money

Downsizing is an important part of life that can help you simplify your lifestyle, save money, and reduce stress. By getting rid of items that are no longer needed or used, you can free up resources to be used towards more productive tasks such as packing for a move or creating a more organized living space. Not only will this make things easier in the short term, but it could also bring long-term financial benefits by freeing up some of your resources if you decide to donate or sell any unwanted items. In short, downsizing is key when it comes to improving everyday life!Visit the WayForth website to learn more about our services!Downsize Before MovingWhen you move, it is important to downsize because it can help make the process easier and less stressful. Downsizing eliminates unnecessary or unwanted items that would otherwise need to be packed and transported to your new location. By getting rid of items that you no longer need, you can simplify your life, reduce clutter, and minimize stress in the moving process.Not only does downsizing make things simpler for you now, but it will also save you time and energy in the future when it comes to unpacking and settling into your new home. Without the extra clutter and belongings, getting settled in will be much faster since there wont be as much for you to go through. It also helps to create a more organized space since fewer items will take up much less room. WayForth offers space planning as a part of our door to door move management.Long-term savings on moving services can also be achieved thanks to downsizing. Since there will be fewer items for them to transport, companies may offer discounted rates if they are able to complete the job more efficiently. Additionally, by eliminating possessions that you no longer need or use, youll be able to spend less on upkeep and maintenance of these items over time. This includes avoiding costly repairs that may otherwise have been unnecessary had they stayed in your home. Say goodbye to the hassle of moving by using WayForth's move management solutions.Save Money by DownsizingDownsizing can even bring financial benefits by freeing up some of your resources if you decide to donate or sell any of the items that you no longer need or want. It can help reduce expenses related to storage or repairs due to damage caused by packing too many items into small spaces with inadequate protection.Moreover, downsizing can even aid in saving money through donations and sales of your unwanted items. Any money earned from these transactions can then be put towards paying for a portion of the move itself or other costs associated with relocation such as transportation or temporary housing.Its important to note that any proceeds from donated goods may also be tax deductible depending on the charity of choice and donation amount. Whether you are moving or looking to get organized, WayForth can help you with our solutions tailored to your needs.Downsize to Improve HealthDownsizing is a great way to improve your mental health and quality of life. Although it may seem daunting to part with some of our possessions, the long-term benefits are worth the effort. By getting rid of items that are no longer needed or used, you can create more space in your home which can lead to improved physical and emotional well-being.Get to DownsizingThe importance of downsizing cannot be overstated. Not only does it help you make more room in your home, but it also leads to improved physical and emotional well-being by eliminating clutter and freeing up resources for other endeavors. Additionally, downsizing can lead to long-term financial benefits due to reduced costs associated with moving services or repairs on unwanted items. Downsizing is key when it comes to improving everyday life so if youre looking for ways to simplify your lifestyle while saving money at the same time, consider using WayForths services today to help you start downsizing.Are you looking to downsize before a move or just for peace of mind? Get helpful tips and tricks to downsizing from our experts. At WayForth, a moving solutions company, we can help you with almost every step of downsizing, and can assist in other moving needs like packing, unpacking, and storage services. We can get you started whenever you are ready. Give us a call at 817.697.4478 to get started!

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The Success of Lecanumab (Leqembi) in Treating Alzheimer's Disease

The Success of Lecanumab (Leqembi) in Treating Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer's disease is a debilitating and progressive brain disorder that affects more than 6.5 million Americans. It slowly erodes memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out simple tasks. Despite the efforts of researchers and scientists, the specific causes of Alzheimer's disease are still not fully known. However, the disease is characterized by changes in the brain such as amyloid beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles that result in the loss of neurons and their connections. These changes impact a person's ability to remember and think, leading to a decline in cognitive function.Leqembi, also known as lecanemab-irmb, is a new treatment for Alzheimer's disease that as of January 6th, 2023, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the Accelerated Approval pathway. This new treatment represents an important advancement in the ongoing battle against Alzheimer's disease, as it targets the fundamental pathophysiology of the disease, rather than merely treating its symptoms.Leqembi's efficacy was evaluated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, dose-finding study of 856 patients with Alzheimer's disease. The study showed that patients receiving the approved dose of Leqembi (10 milligrams/kilogram every two weeks) had a statistically significant reduction in brain amyloid plaque compared to the placebo arm. The amyloid beta plaque was quantified using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, and was estimated in a composite of brain regions that are expected to be widely affected by Alzheimer's disease pathology.The results of this study support the accelerated approval of Leqembi, which is based on the observed reduction of amyloid beta plaque, a marker of Alzheimer's disease. The prescribing information for Leqembi includes a warning for amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIA) and a risk of infusion-related reactions. However, the most common side effects of Leqembi were infusion-related reactions, headache, and ARIA.The FDA granted Leqembi Fast Track, Priority Review, and Breakthrough Therapy designations, highlighting the significance of this new treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Leqembi's approval marks a major milestone in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, providing hope for patients and their families who have been affected by this devastating condition.Leqembi has been proven to be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease, offering a new hope for patients and their families. The results of the clinical trial demonstrate a significant reduction in brain amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and provide a strong foundation for further research and development in this field.References:      U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2023, January 6). FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Alzheimers Disease Treatment. [Press Release]. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-grants-accelerated-approval-alzheimers-disease-treatment      Leqembi. (n.d.). Medication Guide. Retrieved from https://www.leqembi.com/-/media/Files/Leqembi/Medication-Guide.pdf?hash=d4e8f584-6cf3-41c4-a7f3-34bda6abb800Author: Kathleen Warshawsky, BSN, RN | Publisher Seniors Blue Book Greater Dallas | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleenwbsnrn/Other articles you may like:Aducanumab and Lecanemab: How are they different?The Success of Lecanumab (Leqembi) in Treating Alzheimer's DiseaseThe Success of Aducanumab in Treating Alzheimer's Disease

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Addressing Caregiver Burnout

Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful. Join the Alzheimer's Association and local community partners, as we discuss self-care tips, responding to dementia-related behaviors, resiliency for caregivers, and local resources that can assist caregivers when experiencing burnout.RESOURCES:Please CLICK HERE for a folder with resources         Addressing Caregiver Burnout Seminar

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DART to the Older Americans Health Fair

Seniors today are living longer, healthier, and more active lives than ever before, and DART is excited to host the Older Americans Health Fair to help seniors connect with community organizations, services, and people who can assist them in living as independently as possible. The fair offers a variety of resources for the community, including those who want to age in place, transition to a community, those on a limited income, and those with disposable income. It is a great opportunity for seniors to gather in one room, have fun, learn about activities, and discover valuable resources that can help them to age in place. Socialization and resources are critical for seniors to maintain their independence, and the DART health fair provides just that. DART is a significant part of the lives of seniors, as it allows them to be on the go when they need to be and want to be. Public transportation is critical for our neediest clients who would not be able to get to us without it. The Older Americans Health Fair is a great opportunity for people to understand what is going on in their community and for DART to learn how we can be a better partner with them as we provide transportation services. We want to be a part of their challenges and opportunities and provide them with the assistance they need. The DART Older Americans Health Fair, which provides seniors with socialization, resources, and valuable information on different services available to them. We are dedicated to providing transportation options to our neediest clients and ensuring that seniors have the opportunity to live independently and maintain a long, healthy life. The DART Older Americans Health Fair video features prominent community leaders and advocates discussing the event's importance in helping seniors age in place and stay healthy. The video includes insights from Gary Thomas, president and executive director of Dallas area rapid transit, Kathleen Warshawsky, BSN, RN from Seniors Blue Book Greater Dallas, Rosa Gonzales from Foster Grandparents, Teresa Sheffield from the Community Council, and Triste Vasques-White from The Senior Source. The video provides an excellent overview of the event and the valuable resources it offers to the community.

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teleCalm -- Support for Caregivers

teleCalm stops problem calls for families living with cognitive challenges.Our landline and cell phone service empowers family caregivers to stop late-night calls, repeated calls, 911 abuse, and elder fraud -- while reducing social isolation and family stress.For a great home phone solution, there's teleCalm Caregiver. This service works with regular home phones and replaces the existing landline service provider. Our teleCalm Mobile service works with your loved ones existing Android smartphone and current carrier. The service includes the teleCalm Dialer app, which installs directly on their smartphone and replaces the default dialer. Both services are managed remotely by the family caregiver using the teleCalm Caregiver app.Checkout our website at teleCalmProtects.com to learn more and see how we can help solve your phone-related challenges.About teleCalmteleCalm improves the quality of life for families and caregivers living with Alzheimers and other dementias. We provide safe phone service for seniors living at home, in assisted living, and memory care communities. Our customers experience life-changing benefits for the senior and reduced caregiver stress.How is teleCalm safe home phone service different than other phone services?teleCalm is the safe phone service solution for seniors. teleCalm currently offers two levels of stress-free home phone service for seniors, both designed to stop problem calls and keep seniors connected with family and friends.What is the basic difference in teleCalm Trust and Caregiver?The teleCalm Caregiver service solves common challenges faced by caregivers and their loved ones. The service helps seniors maintain their independence, reduces isolation, and helps caregivers prevent everyday problems such as late-night calls, repeated calls, 911 abuse, and 100% of telemarketer/scam calls. At the heart of teleCalms service is the Caregiver app. Family caregivers subscribe to the phone service for their loved one, replacing any existing phone service provider. The family caregiver manages all the features and benefits of the service remotely through the teleCalm Caregiver app. See how Caregiver provides extra protection.The teleCalm Trust service is designed for independent seniors and filters out robocallers before they have a chance to ring through to the seniors phone. Our Trust service learns over time who your loved ones trusted contacts are based on their calling habits. See how teleCalm Trust works.Will this replace the current home phone service?Yes, teleCalm phone service replaces current home phone service, often times for less money than the current basic phone service. teleCalm also has simple pricing. All taxes and fees are included in the monthly pricing.Is internet required to have teleCalm service?No, internet is not required to have teleCalm service.Can I keep my current phone number, or the phone number of my loved one?Yes, teleCalm can transfer (port) the existing number of your loved one to teleCalm. Please note there is a $5 port charge and the transfer process can take up to two weeks. You MUST keep the current phone service until the transfer is complete. During that period, you can forward the current phone number to your new, temporary teleCalm number and begin using it right away.How do I transfer or port a phone number?To transfer a phone number to teleCalm, you must complete a Letter of Authorization (LOA) provided by teleCalm and provide a complete copy of a recent phone bill. Once submitted, the port process can take two weeks. Do not cancel the existing service during that time, as you can lose the phone number.Does the number have to be ported over immediately, or can we decide to do that later?You can use the teleCalm provided phone number as long as you like, and then port your old phone number over when you are ready, as long as you have not canceled your old service. If you decide to port the old phone number, follow the instructions on our Porting page. What if my loved one does not have a phone number?If you dont have an existing phone number, or dont want to transfer a current number, teleCalm be happy to give you a new number when you sign up.I have the recommended photo phone. How do I program the photo phone buttons?To program the recommended photo phone, follow these steps:Turn the switch on the back of the phone to Normal.Take the handset off hook.Press the STORE key.Dial the number you want to add.Press the STORE key again.Press the photo key you want to program (0-9 keys).Hang up the handset.Turn the switch on the back of the phone back to One Touch (if you want the phone to only be able to call the programmed numbers).Does teleCalm support using more than one phone?There are two ways that you can use two phones:1. Where you plug the phone into the back of the teleCalm Adapter, you can plug a phone line splitter, which would allow you to plug in two different phone line cables, which would then attach to each phone. These are available on Amazon.2. However, the preferred way is: Use an expandable cordless phone system, with a base station and an extension.Here are two examples; one with an answering machine; and one without an answering machine.Does teleCalm protection work on mobile cellular telephones as well as home telephone lines?Currently, teleCalm only works on home phones. We are developing a solution for mobile phones and will be testing it in the near future.Can I install teleCalm myself?Yes, its very simple. Click here to watch a video on installing the teleCalm adapter. Also, an installation guide is included with your teleCalm adapter.How soon can I start using teleCalm once I sign up?Once you sign up for teleCalm service, your teleCalm adapter is configured and shipped within a few days. Since teleCalm adapters come plug-in ready, you can begin using the service as soon as youve completed a few installation steps and can hear a dial tone.Can the teleCalm service move locations if my loved one moves?Yes, the teleCalm service can be moved with your loved one. Please contact us to update the end users address, so that their 911 address is correct.Does teleCalm provide 911 service?Yes, we provide 911 service. During signup, you will be asked to provide the physical address of the end user. The physical address provided is used to route the 911 call to a local emergency response center.What happens when my loved one calls 911?If your loved one dials 911, it will immediately connect to the 911 operator in their area based on the address provided during sign-up.A text message will also be sent to you, notifying you that 911 was called.The teleCalm Rules Engine will be turned OFF automatically to make sure any 911 operator or other emergency services can call back and reach your loved one (you will be notified of this in the text message).The Caregiver app will show that 911 was dialed on the Dashboard and the History screen.Once you are confident the emergency is over, you will need to TURN ON the teleCalm Rules Engine again under Settings, Enable the teleCalm rules engine. You should also turn the Enable Outgoing Call Rules back on as well if you are limiting outbound calling  (suggested).Also Note: You can safely verify that 911 is working by dialing 922 from your loved ones phone. This will connect to the 911 servers and the computer will read back the 911 address that is on file. It will also simulate the notification text messages to your cell phone.Does 911 service work during a power or internet service outage?911 service will not function in the event of a broadband or power outage, or if your broadband, ISP or teleCalm service is suspended or disconnected.Will my loved one only receive calls for the contacts created in the Caregiver app?Yes, provided the teleCalm Rules Engine is turned ON in Settings (default setting).How does Repeat Dialing work?The repeat dialing feature will automatically detect when your loved one starts calling the same contact over and over again, within a specified period of time, and block those outgoing calls. You can even be notified that the feature has been activated. See the blog post Repeat Dialing Feature Promotes Peace of Mind for more detail on how it works.How does Quiet Hours work?The Quiet Hours feature helps curb late night calls, and disruptive calls during work hours. The feature lets you set up two different ranges of time that your loved one is blocked from making outgoing calls. You can record a personalized message for your loved one in your own voice, reassuring them. For example: Mom, its really late and we are asleep. Please call back in the morning. Or if you need to wake me, press 5 on your phone.You can also enable or disable the press 5 to dial out. When turned on, your loved one can press any key to connect their call, even during quiet hours.How many people can use the Caregiver App?Multiple family members can use the app. You just have to share the log in information of the primary family caregiver with them.Can I disable the teleCalm calling rules at any time?Yes, through our mobile Caregiver app you can disable and enable the teleCalm calling rules in the Settings screen. When you disable the teleCalm calling rules, it becomes a standard home phone service. Telemarketers and scammers can now easily reach your loved one.How many minutes are included in my plan?Your teleCalm service includes unlimited calling minutes and no long-distance charges.Do you offer voicemail?With teleCalm Caregiver service, here is how voicemail works, with Enable Voicemail turned ON from the Settings screen:All strangers will immediately be sent to Voicemail on the Caregiver app. Your loved ones phone will not ring.All contacts will ring straight to your loved ones phone, however, if they dont answer in the 30 seconds it rings (longer than normal phone service), the call will transfer to Voicemail on the Caregiver app.Any blocked callers will not be given an opportunity to leave a voicemail.You can modify the default outgoing voicemail messages from the Settings screen. There is a different message for Contacts and Strangers.You can listen to voicemails from the Dashboard, by selecting the voicemail icon on the top right of the screen.If you want your loved one to be able to receive messages, you can use a telephone with answering machine functionality built in, or a standalone answering machine.With teleCalm Trust service, we currently do not offer voicemail as most of our customers prefer cordless home phone systems that already have voicemail built in. You can use a telephone that has the answering machine functionality built in, or a standalone answering machine.What phones do you recommend?Although we dont sell home telephones, we have strong opinions on different models based on years of experience serving seniors and listening to our customers. If you want a great landline replacement or home phone for yourself or somebody you love, we want to share the benefit of our experience. We hope you find this review of our favorite senior phones useful.Are my credit card transactions secure?Yes, all the information you enter and submit is secure. We use the highest level of security for all online transactions. teleCalm uses Stripe, securely processing billions of dollars a year for thousands of businesses.

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Signs of a Stroke - FAST

Strokes are the number five cause of death and leading cause of disability in the United States but if a loved one we're having a stroke would you know there's a very simple acronym to remember it's called Fast and thankfully for me I had seen this acronym and knew exactly what was happening when my husband had a stroke on Christmas Day I want to share this acronym with you because I think it's so important to know in case someone that you love suffers a stroke.Video by Lori Williams of Lori Williams Senior Services.

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Elder Law Boot Camp | Benefits Available to Veterans and their Families

Many families are unaware of an important benefit available through the Department of Veterans Affairs to which their loved ones may be entitled. It is a pension program often referred to as Aid and Attendance, and it can help defray the costs of care for qualified veterans and their surviving spouses.  Some key things to know about the Aid and Attendance benefit:Aid and Attendance is a pension benefit and is not dependent upon service-related injuries.Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses may be eligible.Certain medical and financial requirements must be met.Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facility.Watch this webinar to learn about assistance available to veterans and their families from JOHN MCNAIR, Certified Elder Law Attorney with McNair Dallas Law. Learn the latest numbers for Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and VA Pension, as well as new rules and regulations!Handout Links:2022 Texas Medicaid Guide2022 VA Pension Rules

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Experience the SYNERGY HomeCare difference, where we are united under one purpose, to bring wholehearted, life-energizing care to as many people as possible - on their own terms, in their own homes. And that starts with compassionate caregivers like YOU! When you join the SYNERGY HomeCare team, you will feel appreciated, recognized, and rewarded for the comforting, life-affirming care that comes right from your heart! Our promise to our clients is to bring full support for fuller lives and to elevate their confidence knowing they have a caregiver like you by their side.Do you:Enjoy serving others?Have a big heart with a lot of love to share? Take charge with a warm smile. We always have an opening for caregivers who can answer yes to these questions. At SYNERGY HomeCare we create a world of care at home for all, which means you will have the opportunity to care for a wide variety of people; spanning all ages and all abilities. We are seeking caregivers to join our independently owned and operated national agency.SYNERGY HomeCare offers:Competitive pay $12-15/hrDirect depositPaid orientation and ongoing trainingTime-and-a-half pay for overtime and holidaysFlexible schedules and matching caregivers with nearby clientsEmployee recognition programsAs a Caregiver with SYNERGY HomeCare, you will:Provide attention to the client's non-medical needs, including companionship and social engagementAssist client with light housekeeping, meal preparation, and medication remindersEstablish communication and a professional relationship with clients, family members, and co-workersProvide reliable care by being punctual and consistently covering shiftsCaregiver Benefits include:Flexible ScheduleBonus OpportunitiesPTO OpportunitiesFree Food at In-Person MeetingsIf you would like to join our outstanding team at SYNERGY HomeCare, apply today!

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Job purpose: At CarePatrol of Collin County we care deeply about our senior community, and we are seeking a community relations manager to help us maintain and nurture these relationships. This role is responsible for developing Collin County to increase revenue and build brand awareness. They will do this by establishing positive partnerships that will develop into sales leads. They will have a presence in the community and promote the brand. Responsibilities:  Call/Visit healthcare facilities, physicians, clinics, and elder care facilities in order to generate sales for Assisted Living & Memory Care referrals.  Educate professionals, facilities, organizations, and consumers regarding the services offered.  Possess in-depth knowledge of the community, health care facilities, and referral sources appropriate for services.  Develop partnerships with physicians, discharge planners, case managers, social workers, and other health care professionals whose patients may be appropriate for assisted living services thereby increasing the number of clients served.  Strive to exceed daily, weekly, monthly, and year-over-year sales goals.  Develop Marketing Plan for new or existing markets.  Attend area networking and chamber events to meet with like-minded professionals.  Pursue, increase, and participate in marketing opportunities in the community.  Establish working rapport with health care professionals in the territory.  Document progress daily in the database.  Other duties as assigned. Qualifications:  Competitive and sales-driven with a track record of leading sales growth.  Excellence in closing/asking for the business.  Exceptional interpersonal skills, multi-tasking, and problem-solving.  Award-winning presentation skills.  Working knowledge of senior care resources is a plus.  Outstanding organizational skills and a service attitude towards the community.  Excellent written and oral communication and computer skills.  Requires signed confidentiality agreement.  Requires valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and insurance. 

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