Why I Put The Love in “A Love For Life”

Why I Put The Love in “A Love For Life” Good question! It’s amazing how many times I get asked, "How did you come up with that name?" Well… let me tell you. What is Love? There are many forms of love; love for your parents, love for your siblings, love for your partner, love […]

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A Tribute To My Father On This Father’s Day

A Tribute To My Father On This Father’s Day Bittersweet… I write this with very bittersweet and personal sentiment.  My father, A. Lee Straughan, passed away last August. Why bittersweet?  The "bitter" part is that I selfishly wasn’t ready for him to go and I miss him so much.  After all, I was daddy’s little girl, right up […]

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Food Safety Is Not An Afterthought

Food Safety Is Not An Afterthought All of us have to eat. We too often take it for granted.  We get up in the morning and have breakfast of our choice, followed later by a midday lunch and capped in the early evening by dinner, sometimes with a cocktail. Unless we’re hosting a dinner party or […]

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Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

“Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped” “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped” is the title of a recent PBS nova documentary that follows multiple research teams on their quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. In my last post on the subject, titled "We Can Cure Alzheimer’s Disease," that was the message of hope left me by Samuel Cohen […]

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New Technology Delivers Greater Resident Benefits

New Technology Delivers Greater Resident Benefits I have always been an advocate for new technology where it makes sense to adopt it. The adoption is never without its headaches though! Nothing ever works as advertised the first go round and of course there is a tremendous learning curve for all concerned. A few years back […]

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We Can Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

When God Created Mothers When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?” She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. […]

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When God Created Mothers

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?” She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts…all […]

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Shame on You Will Ferrell For Even Thinking About Playing Ronald Reagan

Shame on You Will Ferrell For Even Thinking About Playing Ronald Reagan Listening to the morning news today, I was surprised to hear about a new movie being directed by and starring Will Ferrell.  It got my attention because the title of the new movie is “Reagan”.  Politics aside, I happen to believe that Ronald […]

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All About Alzheimer’s – In Under 4 Minutes

All About Alzheimer’s – In Under 4 Minutes Every four seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s with over 40 million people suffering from this disease globally. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist, first described the symptoms in 1901 yet still a cure for this heartbreaking disease remains elusive. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain. […]

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It Takes Very Special Individuals to Provide Hospice Care

It Takes Very Special Individuals to Provide Hospice Care We recently lost a wonderful resident.  It was an emotionally draining experience and yet another reminder about the terrific care our staff provide under very challenging circumstances.  Dealing with dementia afflicted individuals can be very difficult but even tougher is the hospice care we provide through […]

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