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Tips for a safer, more enjoyable bathtime for your Epic Elder

How many times should an elderly person bathe? Times vary from twice a day to once a week, all depending on the individual’s situation. If your Epic Elder is incontinent, bathing becomes a priority for all concerned. Otherwise, full-body soaks might be less of a necessity. Sponge baths might suffice for most of the time. … Continue reading

Could I have done more for Grandmama?

It has been more than 25 years since my grandmother died. I still think of her often. I remember visiting her when I was really little, helping her snap peas on the back porch while singing K-K-K-Katy. She kept an immaculate house. Their realtor, when my grandparents sold their little house in Newnan, GA, said … Continue reading

Don’t Leave Me Stuck in the Tub!

I used to belong to a group of mothers who got together weekly to study a book, pray for one another, and share life’s challenges and triumphs. My Manna for Mothers group carried me through many trials. A newstory in the paper caught our attention one week, and prompted us to make a group pledge. … Continue reading

Thank you for allowing us to help!

In the last 2 weeks, I spent some time with a family as a caregiver. They needed some help organizing and cleaning. For a couple of days, I worked along side them, and one day, I was there just in case the gentleman needed help. What a privilege it was getting to know these wonderful … Continue reading

Keeping Nana in Touch

Keegan spends many hours with his Nana. (Our children call her G’Ma.) Their time together is so important. Nana has imprinted herself on Keegan’s childhood. She has shared so many memories with him over the years. Nana will have a life-long influence on Keegan’s character, even through these years when she has slipped into a … Continue reading

Mama – A Polio Survivor!

This is one of my favorite pictures! From left to right we are: my daughter, Miranda; me; my mother, Kathryn; and my daughter, Stephanie. Mama was a loving and ever-present figure in my children’s lives. My son, Cary, is not in this picture, but Memama was a huge presence in his life too. In this … Continue reading

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