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Improving Communication with Aging Parents (1 of 5)

In this video series, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander, from Home Instead Senior Care, provides tips for effective communications with seniors and how to overcome obstacles.

This series is designed for anyone who is caring for an elderly person whether that person is a parent, other relative or friend. The information in these videos will enable you to learn how to open the lines of communication, know which topics are most difficult to discuss and give you methods to approach them. You'll also learn about barriers to communication and how to overcome them.

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  1. September 10, 2010 at 8:36 am | Posted by Julie

    What I find completely distressing in this country is ..... our ability to just throw our seniors into the abyss of loneliness without even a second thought. I'm 57 years old and will soon be approaching that stage in life where I won't be able to do the things I used to do. As a parent of 2 grown daughters, I find myself becoming quite resentful at times that I never hear from them. My future is actually going to be a nightmare of loneliness as the years go by. My husband and I were great parents ..... tried to provide the very best for our girls, at the expense of our retirement, I might add, and what we got were two beautifully independent your ladies, that are smart, self sufficient, and very capable. The only thing they both missed learning was the "giving part". They learned how to take with ease, but have no idea how to give. I, on the other hand, have a mother myself, who is quite elderly. My sisters and I make sure her needs are met constantly. I call her every day of my life to make sure she is doing o.k. It's a small price to pay for having a great mom. I will not be so fortunate. It's sad what is happening to our old people in this county.

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  2. September 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Posted by jean ladd

    Three of my customers at the beauty salon I work in are taken care of by Home Instead-----I spend lots of time at nursing homes and I am very impressed with the service you folks provide. Keep up the good work all of you-cause we'll all be in that situation some day---Jean Ladd

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  3. August 6, 2010 at 11:52 am | Posted by Festus B. Utubor

    SENIORS ARE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY AND THEY SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RESPECT, DIGNITY AND AS A PEOPLE WITH A PAST, PRESENT AND A FUTURE THAT SHOULD BE TREATED WITH GREAT CONCERN. HOWEVER, WE MUST IN ALL WAYS BE PATIENT AND CALM IN ALL OUR DEALINGS WITH THEM WHICH INCLUDES UNDERSTANDING YOUR DIFFERENCES AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM IN OTHER TO LEAD TO A POSITIVE AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WHICH HAS A GREAT POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SPIRITUAL AND SOCIAL WELL BEING OF OUR SENIORS... _Festus B. Utubor

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  4. July 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Posted by Kim K.wuol

    It's very importants whatches this informations about the home carginig to provided that to thems and also most important it is a Commmunication to othere, May God Bless all. Cheers, Kim K.Wuol

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