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We are always in need of bloggers! Unlike technical or creative writing, one does not need experience in writing a specific style as the blog you write would be written in your unique style. We would provide you a blog topic (or you could suggest your own topic of interest). Blogs are generally about 500 words. Please contact Manager, Childlene Brooks at for more information or to volunteer. Read More

Tips for Families Trying to Decide If Mom or Dad Needs Assisted Living

Image via Pexels Your parents have been there for you from the very start, and the last thing you want to do is let them down when they reach their golden years. How do you decide if that means they are ready for assisted living, and how do you approach that difficult subject if so? Read on as we explore some of the concerns that could indicate it’s time for a change. What Is Assisted Living? Many people are surprised at the level of independence assisted living provides. At the same time, it’s not a decision made lightly, not only because of the big change in a senior’s life but also the big bill that comes with it. Senior Housing News says that last year, assisted living came in at an aver

Nursing: On the Move & On a Budget

Travel Nurse CRITICAL CARE & TRAVEL NURSE Travel nurses work with agencies that broker nursing jobs in short-term increments, giving them one of the most flexible healthcare career paths. Assignments vary in length, but most travel nurses accept contracts in 8 to 26 week increments. To become a travel nurse, you must earn at least an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Most agencies expect nurses to have at least a year of clinical experience, preferably in a hospital setting. Additional certification credentials are useful, as many of these positions are within specialties that require additional training. The nationwide nursing shortage makes this a viable c

How Seniors Can Get the Help Needed to Treat Depression

Depression is so much more than feeling blue. Seniors who are experiencing feelings of depression can feel physical pain and discomfort, along with a decreased quality of life. If you are a senior who is dealing with depression or any other mental health concern, you do not have to live with this discomfort. Instead, you can take back control of your life by using these tips to find relief from your feelings of depression. Medicare Can Help Seniors with Mental Health Mental health issues are alarmingly common among seniors, but many seniors fail to address them. This may be due to the stigma around seeking counseling or it may be out of fear for the costs of mental health services. If you ar

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