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Trick or Treating with Seniors

Halloween brings out the child in all of us. We remember the excitement of choosing a costume, going out into the autumn evening and anticipating the bounty of candy we would bring home at the end of the night. We loved the scary decorations, even the tacky ones, and the friendliness of neighbors who had [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:00+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

Pediatric Health Care at Towne Kids

At Towne Kids, we’re celebrating Child Health Day by renewing our commitment to improve the health of children in the United States of America. We know that if it’s not medically necessary for a child to remain in the hospital, the best place for a kid is at home, with the love and support of [...]

By | 2017-10-02T13:39:44+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Home Care for Kids|0 Comments

The Grandmother I Have Been Blessed With

I don’t remember Grandma as a healthy woman. She’s been homebound for so long, I am not sure I can even imagine her out and about. They tell me that when I was little she took me for walks in the park and played Candy Land with me at my house, but these are just [...]

By | 2017-09-26T15:44:20+00:00 September 10th, 2017|grandchildren, Holidays|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

Conventional medicine is not the only accepted health treatment anymore. Therapies such as herbal medication, acupuncture, Naturopathy and massage treatment have also become accepted in recent years. But are they a good idea for the elderly? Pros of Alternative Medicine Alternative medicine can complement a conventional course of treatment. Some conditions, such as heart disease, [...]

By | 2017-08-31T19:52:32+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Health|0 Comments

5 Tips for Managing Back to School and Caregiving

Countless articles talk about the challenges of the sandwich generation, and there's a reason for that. A growing segment of the population is caring for children and parents at the same time and being pulled in too many directions at once. The back to school days can be especially challenging, with all the organizing of book [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:00+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Caregiving|0 Comments

Parent’s Day

We’ve got Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and now we have…Parent’s Day? Although most people don’t know about this holiday, Parent’s Day is an official holiday, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. It’s a day to honor and celebrate all that parents do to raise their children in an ever-changing and ever-challenging [...]

By | 2017-07-25T09:06:55+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Caregiving, sandwich generation|0 Comments

Summer Nutrition for the Elderly

The hotter the weather, the more we all need to hydrate. This is easier said than done when it comes to the elderly, especially since heat can reduce appetite and the desire to eat hot foods. Older adults lose water as their muscle mass weakens and their kidney function decreases. They also feel less thirsty [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:00+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Cooking|0 Comments