In This Issue
Who to Marry... From a child's Perspectives
Five (5) Lessons About the Way We Treat People! (Part 1)
How to Look and Act Decades Younger
Kudos From Kelly
Providers We Love
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Photos in top banner: Grace enjoying a day at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; Bob gives Nijhea a dance lesson.; Lillian sporting her new dress.

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Featured Article:
They Love Us More

By Bob DeMarco - Alzheimer's Reading Room

  It is not unusual for an Alzheimer's caregiver to
  wonder if the person living with Alzheimer's or a related
  dementia still loves them. Do they?

Earlier this week I posted the following quote on my Facebook profile and Facebook page.

Many Alzheimer's and dementia patients shadow their caregiver. This means they follow us around, or call out are name when we go away.
I alluded to this phenomena when I wrote - Did You Know Dementia Patients Get Agitated When Left Alone?

Alzheimer's patients often become angry when we leave them for any period of time. They asked for us repeatedly and want to know when we are coming back. They miss us fiercely.

They miss us because we are their connection to the world. They miss us because they rely on us to protect them against any and all demons real or imagined.

Read the full article       


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Who to Marry...
From a child's Perspectives

Absolutely Priceless

How do you decide whom to marry?
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.  Like if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the dip coming. ~ Alan, age 10

What is the right age to get married?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. ~ Camille, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. ~ Derrick, age 8

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 Five (5) Lessons About the Way 
 We Treat People! (Part 1)

1.  First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz.  I was a conscientious student and breezed through the questions until I read the last one:

"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surly this was some kind of joke.  I had seen the cleaning woman several times.  She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?

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 How to Look and Act
 Decades Younger

There are many times when our job, caring for elderly folks, is enlightening and fun. We recently began to assist a lovely lady with her postoperative care. The minute each caregiver had the pleasure of meeting this remarkable lady, A C, the disagreements began..." She looks not a day older than 60... No, she looks 55, No, maybe 70... No, younger."

AC is an 81-year old beauty. A widow with a wonderful supportive family and many friends. And yes, one would NEVER guess her chronological age.

We all asked her secrets. Ever humble and modest, she talked about a life of enjoying movement, walking, regular golf and tennis (Tennis!!) She is still a mean doubles player though she avoids the net due to her height. She is a regular vitamin taker and a healthy eater. She drinks tons of water daily. And her recovery from major surgery is remarkable for a person of any age.

Kudos from Kelly


 KUDOS from Kelly 

  by Kelly McNamara


Ayele Sweety Akutu: We have made it a practice to occasionally repeat ourselves by telling a story in this section about a caregiver who has been recognized in the past.  In most cases, these are caregivers who have been with a client for a long-term period.

Sweety, as she is known by everyone and is clearly deserving of this name, is a remarkable young woman. After a few short term cases, she settled in with MT, a much beloved client who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. This involved 2 parties both with Sweetie at the center, celebrating along with the client for who she cared about and cared for so well over the past 18 months. 
(Read more about Sweety)

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

Weatherby and Associates, PC,
Bloomfield, CT North Haven, New London, and Stamford
Specializing in comprehensive elder care services. 

The attorneys at Weatherby & Associates, PC have a unique approach that goes above and beyond what most people expect from a law firm. Their goal is to help their clients live as well as possible, as long as possible, and as much as possible where they want.  They establish long-term relationships with their clients and their clients' families so they can maximize their resources and deal with the inevitable changes in their life circumstances.

 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!