Using Kinder, Gentler Words When there is something that we consider delicate, especially in the South, we like to find ways to talk about the issue without coming right out and saying what we are talking about. Instead of saying someone was a liar, we might say that she was economical with the truth—and then finish it with a hearty "bless her heart." When we talk about caring for those who are not able to care for themselves, we also use … [Read more...]
Is it time to downsize?
Do you have positive or negative thoughts about the word downsize? I'm at the stage in my life when I'm actually looking forward to it. Not everyone feels positively about it though. You may be wondering whether it's time to have the conversation about downsizing with your parents. Maybe the stairs have become to challenging to manage, or their house is just too big to keep up with. Maybe it's time to think about planning for the long … [Read more...]
Caregiver Spotlight – Amber
Meet Amber—one of Extension of You's wonderful caregivers. Q: How do you feel about working as a Caregiver for Extension of You Home Care? A: I really like the company. With past companies I've learned a lot. This one is different—it's homey. I feel like they care. They don't just send you out there—they treat you like family. They go above and beyond. I like the fact that they have training. We have classes on things that we need to … [Read more...]