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At Touching Hearts Senior Care we strive to be the number one service provider for in-home senior care in Lower Alabama.

Caregiver of the Month
Lois Kaufman

Lois Kaufman has been a  caregiver for Touching Hearts Senior Care since 2010.  Lois grew up in Michigan and moved to Alabama in 2001 to be closer to her family.  Lois has 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren with one more on the way.  Lois has been a dedicated, kind hearted caregiver who has been a excellent representative of Touching Hearts Senior Care.  Congratulations Lois!

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July 2016

The Dog Days of Summer Are Here!

I am guessing it's an understatement to say it's hot outside.  Most of us are extremely fortunate and blessed to work in air conditioned offices and have a/c in our cars and homes.  Most of us have access to cold water to drink to prevent dehydration on the hottest of days.  Many of us have the opportunity to visit the beach and swimming pools during the summer and catch a cool dip in the refreshing water.
All of these blessings come from living in the free United States of America.  The 4th of July is designated as a national holiday to allow us to take time and appreciate all that we have as Americans.  The 4th of July celebrates the birth of the United States as an independent nation.  Take a moment this 4th of July to remember all the many blessings we have.  We can also take the time to think of others who are less fortunate than us.  This could be a great opportunity to check on an elderly neighbor to make sure their house is cool enough and that they are staying properly hydrated.  Or take some time and visit your local VFW or American Legion hall and thank the veterans who so selflessly served this country. Touching Hearts Senior Care proudly serves veterans and their families.        
If you have any questions about selecting a professional in-home care company vs. a private duty/self-employed caregiver, please feel free to contact me.  gina@touchingheartsseniorcare.com 

Gina Germany  President Touching Hearts Senior Care 

Please call me at 251-445-4204,
Kind Regards,

Gina Germany, CSA, CDP, CPAC Trainer
President of Touching Hearts Senior Care

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Touching Hearts Senior Care hosted the 2nd Annual Certified Dementia Caregiver Graduation on Friday, June 17, 2016.  There were 21 graduates in all who worked very hard to complete this comprehensive training.  This training is exclusive to Touching Hearts Senior Care and we are the only home care company in the state of Alabama to offer this education.





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Click on the link below for a downloadable document of events in our area.

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Cagle Insurance & Financial Services


Licensed since 2007, Mark Cagle enjoys finding solutions for businesses and families alike.  Having been around the SCALF and ALF business for a number of years, Mark understands the pressures both employers and employees face in this industry.  He has the expertise and background to help both, resulting in happier employees and more profitable businesses.  


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Quote of the Month: Being positive won't guarantee that you will succeed, but being negative will guarantee that you won't.
Joke of the Month: A local news station was interviewing an 80 year old lady because she was getting married for the fourth time.
The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation.. "He's a funeral director," she answered. "Interesting," the newsman thought... He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.
She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20's, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40's, and a preacher when in her 60's, and now - in her 80's - a funeral director.
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.
- She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."

Do you need a specialist in aging?

You do not need to see a geriatrician just because you reach a certain age, even if it's 100.  But some problems that become more common when you get older may make it a good idea.  What signs suggest you might benefit from a geriatrician?
Multiple, chronic health problems-People with more than one condition may be dealing with several doctors.  Geriatricians can determine whether drugs are interacting improperly and help individuals navigate the health care system.
A decline in strength, balance or memory-Geriatricians are trained to look at your overall health.  When undiagnosed problems affect an aging patient, geriatric training may provide insights that other doctors sometimes miss.
Certain problems that can be considered geriatric syndromes-Such problems may have more than one cause and may emerge in times of illness or stress, such as during a hospital stay.  Geriatric syndromes may include falls, unexplained weight loss, delirium, sleep problems and bladder incontinence.  Even if the symptoms vanish, a geriatric assessment may be appropriate to look for underlying causes.
You are a caregiver and are feeling overwhelmed-Geriatricians recognize the importance of family caregivers and the impact of their patient's home environment.  A geriatrician might recommend some local services that could ease your burden, and talk you through a sensible approach to your caregiving responsibilities.
Geriatric expertise can help in different stages of care.  Some offer primary care; others specialize in specific medical fields, such as cardiology, neurology or oncology as well as geriatrics.


Alzheimer's and Dementia CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP:

Support Group meeting:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

The Caregiver Support Group is held the second Tuesday of every month, at 11am - 12pm at Touching Hearts Senior Care offices.  This is a free event and completely confidential.  RSVP, is appreciated, but not required.


3263 Demetropolis Rd., Ste. 10, Mobile, AL  36693 

Touching Hearts Senior Care | (251) 445-4204 |  gina@touchingheartsseniorcare.com |

Touching Hearts Senior Care | 3263 Demetropolis Road, Suite 10 | Mobile | AL | 36693