In This Issue
A Message to the Special People in Our Lives
FEATURE ARTICLE: The Deeply Forgetful on Christmas Day
A Note From Regina
Fun Holiday Ideas for Seniors
Kudos From Kelly
Providers We Love

Photos in top banner: One of our favoirte couples - Al and Eileen
Nixon on his 75th birthday and
their 53rd wedding anniversary.;
Luke Dolan loves his new Christas Tree!; Charlotte & Basil Fornaci
rooting for the Knicks!


Photos: 1. Lillian & Emma Krumenacker with
their Great Grandparents; 2. Bill and Annetta's
Caffyn's Great granddaughter
( and future model ) Abbey ( Arlene's daughter ); 3. Kelly and Ryan reading a book; 4.  Zoё  Fornaci all pretty for Christmas!; 5. Nijhea taking a beautiful selfie!; 6. luke and Grace Dolan checking out the christmas tree.; 7. Mabel and Chris all dressed up.; 8. Jamie's Ava and Ty with Santa; 9. Ryan McNamara cheesing for the camera!; 10. Dawn's cat Prince all glammed
up for Christmas.

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Regina McNamara RN, MSN President   *    Kelly McNamara, Chief Operating Officer


Here at Always There Home Care, we are grateful you are slowing down to read our newsletter full of items that relate to home care, home health care, aging and eldercare, as well as some useful tips for daily living. Please enjoy in the spirit of community and cooperation in which this newsletter was sent.

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Featured Article: 
The Deeply Forgetful
on Christmas Day
Bob DeMarco | Alzheimer's Reading Room

It is very difficult to understand and comprehend that people living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia are deeply forgetful.

The Holiday's can be a very difficult time for Alzheimer's caregivers. Instead of being happy we often end up sad on Christmas or Hanukkah.

The thing is we actually get to choose between happiness and sadness.

During the first few years instead of Christmas being a happy day for my mom and me it turned into a day of sadness.

I would go to great lengths to get my mom a bunch of small presents and wrap them up. A watch, a bracelet, earrings, and some nice clothes. Then much to my chagrin she showed very little reaction while opening them. This hurt my heart.

After a few years I finally realized it was not about me - it was about my mom.

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 Note From Regina:
 New Regular column!!
Long Term Care Insurance Expert Column - Beata Everett - How often should I review my policy?

Many of our client's own long-term care insurance policies. Increasingly, adult children of clients are purchasing them as well.  Questions and issues abound.  This is the first of what will be a featured monthly column on this subject by our colleague Beata Everett, who is our resident expert on LTC insurance

Once someone purchases long-term care insurance, often the policy is stored into a file and may not be seen again for 10-30 years. At the very least, it is it a good idea to review the policy every few years and make sure you still understand it.
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  Fun Holiday Ideas for Seniors 
  By Caren Parnes for Senior's Choice    

Winter weather can make it hard to stay active and productive, but there are many fun and creative ways to stay mentally and physically active during the winter holidays. Here are a few fun activity ideas for this holiday season:

Attend a holiday crafts fair
A festive way to enjoy the holiday season is to go to a holiday crafts fair with friends and loved ones. Crafts fairs generally support local artisans and feature an array gifts that can give you a big head start on your holiday shopping.
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Kudos from Kelly
 KUDOS from Kelly 
  by Kelly McNamara
Angie (Sameda) Amegashi: At the risk of repeating ourselves, we are awarding this month's Kudos to a very accomplished caregiver, one who was also our recipient in June.

Occasionally, a caregiver distinguishes herself in such a remarkable and distinctive manner that she simply rises to the top.  In so many ways.
Angie currently has in her loving care a remarkable 97-year-old very distinguished lady A G, who lives in a beautiful assisted living facility.  AG and her friend/caregiver Angie enjoy the many activities where AG is an accomplished painter and writer. Continue Reading about Angie

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...!! ■
Providers We Love      
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

Seabury Active Living Retirement Community,
and Seabury at Home, Bloomfield

The sprawling campus now boasts several individual residences, from apartments to substantial single homes.  Their memory care unit is superb.  The surroundings provide lovely views in all seasons. An immense fitness facility, including a large pool promotes continued fitness of older adults. Seabury boasts an impressive participation of its residents in the fitness facility. Seabury also has an innovative Life Care program and Seabury at Home service. 

 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!