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ECP at Alzheimer’s Education Conference

Elder Care Professionals of Sonoma sponsored a table at the North Bay Annual Alzheimer’s Education Conference for Family Caregivers and Professionals, on Thursday June 23, 2016. Shown here are members sharing elder care services with program attendees and clients.

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ECP Sonoma attending and supporting Annual Alzheimer’s Education Conference

Alzheimer’s Disease: Continuum of Care X Annual Education Conference for Families and Professionals Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:30 am – 4 pm DoubleTree byHilton Hotel One Doubletree Drive Rohnert Park, CA The North Bay Offices of the Alzheimer’s Association presents its tenth … Continue reading

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Organizing tip: Redo your mom’s closet, then redo your own!

 Here’s an organizing tip: If you want to give your mom (and her care givers) a quick and easy boost, reorganize her clothes closet.  Do this for your mom, then do it for yourself.  When I move an elder, I … Continue reading

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Shoulder On!!!

Our poor shoulders…they are our most amazing joints, but we tend to take them for granted. Take a few moments to think about how useful our shoulders really are, and how important maintaining their function is to our independence as … Continue reading

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Creating new connections with your memory-impaired loved one

Do you have a loved one with a memory deficit or dementia who you feel you cannot communicate or connect with? Someone with whom you used to communicate regularly but who now cannot find all of the words or remember … Continue reading

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Social Support & Activities as a Therapeutic Intervention

by Diana Gruhl, MSW, ASW, Excerpt from Master’s Thesis, May 2010  Many seniors who have lived their whole lives being productive, purposeful, and engaged with others can become depressed and debilitated when they lose their independence due to illness, loss of work, … Continue reading

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Choosing a Downsizing or Pack and Move Service

How I Am Different from Other Downsizing Services Recently several local women have started businesses providing downsizing services for elders.  Usually, these services provide consultation about what to keep and how to arrange things in the new place, but they … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward

Written by Mary DiLillo of Fiduciary Associates Throughout our lives we transition from one way of “being” to new ways of “being”.  When I realize that something has to change, I begin to feel afraid. What could I  be afraid … Continue reading

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Locally-owned-and-operated…that’s us!

I’ve always been a huge supporter of locally-owned & locally-operated  businesses!  This mind-set is one of the reasons I started ELDERCARE PROFESSIONALS OF SONOMA COUNTY seven years ago.   I was seeing that BIG BUSINESS had found Sonoma County.  Even more … Continue reading

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My Business Partner

As a geriatric case manager, I learned some years ago that words are not always the best way to establish trust with my frail elderly clients.  In order to facilitate services for my clients, they must feel comfortable with me … Continue reading

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