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There’s no way she’ll consider a home aide

No way to a home aide

A few weeks ago, the heartbreaking story of the Centennial couple whose home was broken into where the husband lost his life.

Someone has seen this story multiple times on TV. A home aide was allegedly responsible.
Now, there is no way in “fill in the blank” she would consider anyone outside of the family to care for her.

Now all the background preparation I’ve been doing for months has come to a standstill.

I’ve been preparing to resume my career and now this happens.

Where does this leave the family members who are fearful to leave their loved ones in the care of others?

Where does this leave reputable caregivers and home aides who have nothing but the best intentions for our loved ones?

Do we need stricter background checks? What in the world needs to be done to prevent this from happening again?

Before there was “42”, there was The Jackie Robinson Story

Tweet “Before there was “42” there was The Jackie Robinson Story.” My Nana said that the original was produced in to 40’s and also that the legend himself starred in it. So finally I had investigated and found The Jackie Robinson Story – In COLOR! Also Includes the Original Black-and-White Version which has been Beautifully… Continue Reading

It’s True. Grandma Does Know Best

Tweet Lately, things have been crazy personally. Grandma has lectured me numerous times, especially over the past several weeks. One night this past week, I was having trouble falling asleep, so I was channel surfing and I stumbled upon Million Dollar Listing: Lost Angeles. Josh’s grandmother’s words stuck a chord. Sometimes, you have to go… Continue Reading

Why its important to keep track of medications

Tweet Yesterday, I went to pick up my grandmother’s medicine. I got home and I realized that there were 2 medicines that were the same, but in different doses. It’s a good thing that Grandma taught me how to read. I promptly went back to the pharmacy, and asked that the previous one be cancelled.… Continue Reading

Don’t fill out the USPS eDelivery form, because they won’t deliver it

Tweet I ordered something from Amazon to be delivered to a family member. The family member said that they received a pink notice in the mail that the UPSs attempted to deliver the package, even though they were home. So, I went online on their behalf and I requested a redelivery via the USPS eDelivery… Continue Reading