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National Kidney Awareness Month

March 3, 2017

The commencement of the March month brings with it budding new life, in the form of Spring, as well as new focuses on bringing awareness to a cause. March has been designated National Kidney Awareness Month, and with being said, your family here at TLFC would like to dedicate this…read more

Children of Alzheimer’s: Offering Supportive Services

February 17, 2017

By Julie C. Westcott COO/ Administrator Healthcare organizations need to recognize and acknowledge the impact that placing a loved one with Alzheimer’s has on families and find ways to assist and support them. I’ve seen it so many times it’s almost predictable, and it’s heart-wrenching to watch. Their mom has…read more

Intergenerational Advantages : For All Ages

October 9, 2016

TLFC Intergenerational Day Program for Children and Seniors As the baby boom generation ages and the next generation waits until their late 30s to start a family, more and more new parents find themselves sandwiched between the pressures of work and the care and costs of their young children and…read more

“Just Do It”- Take the keys

October 2, 2016

“JUST DO IT” – Take the keys     It’s not as easy as that, I know. However someone has to be the bad guy for the greater good. I’m not sure what’s more difficult, taking the keys away from someone that has cognitive decline and they cannot rationalize the…read more

Q&A on Long Term Care

July 12, 2016

In a recent Q&A session for Senior Care.com the following questions were asked; Why is there a drastic difference in people’s perception of the (long-term care) need as compared to the reality of the need? Response: Education is the short answer. I am a true believer that the future of…read more

Where to Start

June 25, 2016

Aging and Illnesses – There is no getting around it. Unfortunately, conversations about preparing for aging/Illnesses often do not happen. At least not as soon as they should.  Whether about long-term senior care and finances, health care, end-of-life decisions, driving, or safety around the house. The best advice is to plan carefully and…read more

Memoirs of Pink Nail Polish -When Dementia hits home

April 25, 2016

Memoirs of Pink Nail polish- When Dementia hits home Julie Westcott She was the traditional Irish Catholic Grandmother, the matriarch of our family. Need I say more? She was a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother (many times over), a great grandmother (still going) and a natural caregiver. Her…read more

Spring into Healthy Habits

April 1, 2016

After kicking the winter blues it is now time to start preparing for Spring! As we are getting excited for the warmer weather and trading in our snow boots for our Easter Bonnets we also need to get back into our Healthy Habits. Spring gives us warm sunshine and beautiful…read more

Winter Activities for Seniors at Home

December 24, 2015

Winter can be a tough time for seniors to be able to engage in enjoyable activities due to the cold and harsh weather conditions. For those who are able to get out of the house, there are options: go see friends and relatives, go to church, join a book club, or even go…read more

Can We Reduce Our Risks #2 Healthy daily diet

August 31, 2015

Tip #2: Healthy daily diet Alzheimer & dementia study cont.   Just like the rest of your body the brain needs a nutritious diet to operate at peak performance.  Focus on eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats.  Eating habits that reduce inflammation and provide…read more