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3 Professionals That Need an In-home Care Company on Their Side

At Shepherd’s Staff, our mission is to assemble a staff of superior caregivers who would shepherd, or take care of, our clients. We believe that to do this, our help must extend beyond our caregivers. Effective care of the elderly requires a comprehensive network of professionals who hold the same…

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Winter Safety for Seniors

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Older adults tend to feel the cold more than younger folks, and the cold may have a greater negative effect on seniors. Know how to keep warm in cold weather, and what you should not do when out in the cold. Keep Warm Inside It’s important to stay warm, even…

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When the Power Goes Out

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When the power goes out in cold weather, older adults are especially vulnerable. A few precautions taken early can keep you and your loved ones safe during a winter power outage. Charge Devices in Advance Cell phones are for more than just games and messages. For an older adult in…

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County Senior Services

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Resolve to stay active and healthy in 2018! Did you know that Frederick County has a number of services and activities for senior citizens to take advantage of? Read on to find out more. Senior Centers There are four senior centers affiliated with Frederick County—located in Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Frederick, and…

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Could it be Alzheimer’s?

About 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the world. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia—60 to 80 percent of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It is a…

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Personal Care Agreements

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Many families reach a point when they recognize that an older relative needs more than occasional assistance. When a family member is the best one to provide full-time care, a written agreement may be the best way to clarify expectations and avoid conflict. The person providing care for a loved…

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