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June 2013

Welcome to Graceful Aging with ElderCare 4 Families, an electronic newsletter, for trusted advisors, referral sources, geriatric care professionals and families with aging loved ones. 
If you want to serve your clients or patients better, educate yourself on the latest in home care, protect those that trust you, or plan for the future, this is the newsletter for you. 
As a family-owned and operated home care company since 1981, serving Louisville & Southern 
Family Pate
Indiana, let ElderCare 4 Families be a resource for you.

Enjoy this newsletter and have a great day.
Jeff and Rita Pate, Owners
ElderCare 4 Families
Are Red Flags Flying on
Mother's or Father's Day?
Though we hope to honor our parents throughout the year, Mother's Day and Father's Day are excellent reminders to pay special tribute to our Moms and Dads. Phone calls, visits, prayers or a cherished memory all show our parents how special they are.


Whether Mom or Dad is 40 or 100, time doesn't stop. Time doesn't stop for us to tell them how much we love them. As time ticks, we age and so do our parents. We may need to make time to see how our aging parents are doing and whether they need some help at home to remain independent, safe, happy and healthy.


When you visited for Mother's Day, did you have any concerns about Mom? Or if you are visiting Dad on this upcoming Father's Day, look for the following red flags..Read More

Locating Important Documents
and Emergency Planning 

So far 2013 has been a quiet year for stormy weather in the Louisville area; however ,Texas and Oklahoma may say that it has been the worst year ever due to the recent tornadoes. These storms prove the importance of being ready for disasters at any time. Tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, fires and even snow storms can happen in the Louisville area. Our city is not immune to natural disasters or even dangerous man-made emergencies.

So what is your emergency evaluation plan in the event of a fire? Where would you go during a tornado? Do you have a direction or place you should go? What about alternate plans in the event that your first one is not viable? Planning is crucial to your safety. Knowing these things in advance can keep you calm and safe during an emergency.


It is not only important to keep yourself safe but what about your important documents? Do you have all your important documents together so that you can easily grab them? Read More

Keeping Cool When Things Get Hot!!
Summer time is coming, and with it lots of outdoor fun! Friends and family gather for holiday picnics, groups make a day of it at the zoo, and grandparents head out to cheer for their grandkids at sporting events of all kinds. Spring jackets are shed and replaced by shorts to keep cool in the heat.  Heat



My father, who just turned 70 this year, delights in any opportunity to get outside. A few summers ago we had the privilege of hiking Yosemite Falls together. Fortunately for him, he hiked with a daughter who brought plenty of snacks and beverages for the trail. This was in direct contrast to the time he conquered that trail at the ripe age of 17-without food, without water, without proper hiking shoes, and without a companion. Fortunately for me, he survived the ill-prepared trip... that time. Were he to attempt it again in such circumstances, there is every likelihood that he would succumb to dehydration, heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke. As I love my dad, my goal is to make every effort possible to prevent such a situation.


As the temperatures heat up, so do the chances for elderly folks (people who are 65 or older) to suffer from excessive heat. In particular, the elderly are especially vulnerable to both heat exhaustion and heat stroke. So what can you do to make sure your elderly friends and family stay safe and healthy? Here are a variety of suggestions to help you out...Read More

Celebrating Dads!
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!  From playing tee-ball to walking us down the aisle, all Dads have special places in our lives. ElderCare 4 Families helps many Dads with every day activities like cooking, bathing, and walking to less frequent activities like grocery shopping or even fishing.  If ElderCare 4 Families can ever help you, please feel free to call us at any time at 502-244-8446Visit our website for more information
In This Issue
Are Red Flags Flying on Father's Day
Important Documents & Emergency Planning
Staying Cool When Things Get Hot!
June Exercise Month
Important Resources 

Interesting Fact
When you get goosebumps and your hair strands, the hair helps to trap air, making you feel warmer by keeping in your body heat. 
Laugh Corner

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ElderCare 4 Families
(502) 244-8446
(812) 670-3500
Important Dates

June 2 - National Cancer Survivors

June 16 - Father's Day

June 27 - Diabetes Day

June 2 - 8 - Headache Awareness 

June 9 -15 - Men's Health Week

Home Safety Month

Nurse Assistant Month 

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June Spotlight

June is Exercise Month. Let ElderCare 4 Families help with the following exercise programs:
  • Exercising & walking with clients daily
  • Taking clients to exercise or fitness classes including Silver Sneakers
  • Referring to Physical Therapists
  • Monitoring clients during exercise for warning signs
Let ElderCare 4 Families help your patients or clients stay at home with personalized assistance that focuses on health, safety and happiness. Call today for a free in-home assessment with our Senior Advocate.