In This Issue
Featured Article: Those People
Kitchen Safety Tips
Patients Teach Doctor
Farewell to Nelson Mandela
Kudos From Kelly
Providers We Love
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Florence Chumba  

(Thanks Jane!)

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"Christmas gift  
To your enemy,
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."

~ Oren Arnold

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Featured Article: Those People

By Tom & Karen Brenner, Alzheimer's Reading Room

We were working in a memory support center one day when we noticed two women crying at a table. We went over to them to ask if there was something we could to do to help.


We looked over to the table where the woman was pointing and saw a table of people who were working on one of the exercises that we brought into the center.

We invited the visitors to come with us and join the table of those people.

They declined, saying that they felt nervous around those people and that they would just drive the fifty miles back home. We encouraged them to just come and see what was going on before they left. Anyway, didn't they want to say good bye to their good friend?

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You may have heard the expression "a watched pot never boils," but what if you don't want it boiling over while your mother is cooking? Like they say, "there's an app for that" only here we are talking about some interesting applications.

You know that your aging parents want to remain in their familiar home, but you are worried about all the things that can go wrong, like the pot boiling over or other kitchen disasters. Even with a caregiver in the home part of the day, you worry. While you may know what can go wrong since you have to watch out for them yourself, you know that sometimes your mother has left a pot holder or cup towel on the stove and it caught fire. She got distracted for a just a minute. So you worry

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What people really want at Life's end

Stanford University palliative care expert, Dr. Vyjeyanthi "V.J." Periyakoil believes most patients don't simply want every medical intervention that may or may not prolong their lives. Rather people want appropriate care sensitive to their quality of life and, enabling them to experience their final days as fully as possible with minimal stress for their families. 

In fact, a 2012 report by the California Health Care Foundation affirmed Periyakoil's understanding of what patients hope for.
  1. People do not want their families burdened by the cost of their care
  2. They do not want to struggle with troubling decisions about their treatment.

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Farewell to a Hero, President, Activist,
Tireless Advocate, Gift to the World  

"Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty."


Read More About Nelson Mandela 

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Kudos from Kelly



KUDOS from Kelly

By Kelly McNamara



Faith Sibiya Nozipho

Faith has been with the company for several years but since April 2012, her sole responsibility is sharing her world with FM, a very special lady who depends on Faith for all her daily activities, her care requirements, meeting all her physical and emotional needs and most importantly, keeping the joy in her life on a daily basis.  Faith has now become a part of FM's family all of whom continuously remind her of their gratitude for all her work.  But it is much more than work for Faith.  Read More About Faith 


Lovelace Ohene Agyekum Lovelace had just finished a case when I asked her if she had ever been to Maine.  She gave me one of her famous huge smiles, jumped up and down in sheer joy.  "MAINE!  I'm going to Maine??  Never been there." She then met her new client AG and it was love at first sight!  By July they were off to Maine to Ann's family's beautiful old summer house.  With the sea a short walk away, the beautiful gardens and mountains nearby, she and her client had a truly wonderful summer, seeing the sights, eating lots of lobster, enjoying tines with AG's wonderful family.  Read More About Lovelace 


All caregivers mentioned in this column will receive a gift card and our sincere appreciation! Many many thanks to all of you for once again extending yourselves to ensure that we are of course Always There...!!


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We are privileged to have received referrals from and be able to coordinate care with many Assisted Living facilities, rehab facilities, and Medicare Home Care and Hospice agencies.Our growth is in large part due to the trust the staff in these organizations have put in our caregivers.  We are likewise impressed with them and we are committed to referring to them on a regular basis

All About You Home Care Services,
Naugatuck, East Haven and Torrington

All About You has dedicated professionals, specializing in providing quality home health care. RN's, LPN's, nurse's aides, homemakers, social workers and speech, physical and occupational therapies are all available to meet any needs.  They also provide case management to help patients and families navigate the health care system. Medicare and all insurance plans cover their services. For clients and friends, high quality physical and occupational therapy and rapid response service on weekends especially are essential elements of a great Medicare home care agency. All About You has included as part of their network of services, APRNs who make house calls for those patients unable to travel to a doctor, as well as performing any testing required. It is a privilege to be referral partners with All About You Home Care.   


For information call 866-229-2427 


 About Always There Home Care

Always There Home Care provides compassionate, dependable and professional one-on-one care for seniors who need assistance in the comfort of their homes or residential care communities.  Services from highly qualified and trained caregivers range from companionship, meal preparation and incidental transportation to personal care, medication management and RN-directed case management. Available 7 days a week, services range from a few hours a day to 24-hour care.

Always There Home Care understands that every situation is unique and creates individualized care plans to help improve a client's quality of life.

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Our caregivers 


Our caregivers are totally committed, highly qualified and carefully selected individuals who are personally and thoroughly screened, bonded and insured. Most are Certified Nurse Assistants or Home Health Aides. Most importantly our caregivers are dependable and extraordinarily caring of others. In addition to their previous experience, our caregivers receive continuous training that includes dementia, hospice care, home safety, nutrition and other topics related to seniors. These highly qualified and trained caregivers are ready to help you and your loved ones with a variety of daily activities such as:

Personal care   /  Meal planning and preparation

Transportation to doctor appointments and other errands

Caring companionship   /  Light housekeeping

Medication reminders  /   Information and referral services   

Our personalized, nurse- supervised services are available 7 days a week and can range from a few hours a day to 24 hour and live in care.

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For more information or service needs, call 24 hours a day at: 800.348.0485 or visit

We are Always There!