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Food for the eyes

As you know, we’re constantly on the lookout for new and interesting food. It’s so much fun trying out something you’ve never tasted before, or which is a twist from what you know and love.

Chefs are getting more creative so it’s not uncommon to be pleasantly surprised by what turns up at your table. Who knows if you might find an exotic flower, an animal-shaped fruit, or even a kent comb adorning the plate that appears in front of you? Isn’t it great that food is no longer for appeasing your tastebuds alone?

If you need an in-home caregiver

We were having dinner the other night when a friend mentioned that she has recently hired an in-home caregiver from Sun City Caregivers for her father who is now less mobile due to a recent fall. Her father lives alone and has always been very independent leading a busy social life. As a result of this fall, he feels lonely now that he can no longer lead his active social life. Having an in-home caregiver is the perfect arrangement as my friend and her husband both work and can’t be on hand to care of her father themselves. Furthermore, the caregiver provides companionship for her father while he is on the road to recovery.

If you’ve cared for a loved one, you will know that caring for an elderly family member can be a challenge both emotionally and physically which is why sometimes it’s best to entrust that care to a professional who is trained to provide that care. My friend chose Sun City Caregivers because they can manage all of the special healthcare needs of the elderly including personal hygiene assistance, transportation, meal preparation, medication reminders and even some light housekeeping work.

ServicesImg2-300x199If you have any customized needs, you can even arrange for services to be tailored based on your unique case and to your individual requirement. For instance, you can decide how many hours of care, or what level of care your loved one needs. The folks at Sun City are very flexible and would be only too happy to tailor their services to your requirement.

While providing care for the elderly person is important, I think what is even more important is that the companionship that the caregiver is able to offer to someone who may live alone or who may be feeling lonely and depressed. Oftentimes medication alone is not enough. The emotional well-being of a person plays a big part in their speedy recovery and comfort level. To have someone to talk to who is compassionate about their needs is half the battle won, if you ask me.

Sun City was founded over 25 years ago in 1984 by Linda Reynolds, CNA. Her group of trusted healthcare professionals not only provide excellent care, they also bring a personal touch to their service. Sun City boasts an impressive line-up of credentials, and have a long list of satisfied clients.

I think ultimately if you’re going to hire someone to look after your loved one, you want to know that they are in good hands and that their every need is being met. You don’t want to be worrying if they’re taking their meds on time, or if they are eating right, or if they made their doctor’s appointments. The Sun City caregiver will ensure everything runs like clockwork. The caregiver will help them with baths and getting dressed, prepare their meals, ensure they take their meds, transport them to their doctor’s appointments, even take care of their pets. And most importantly, provide companionship for them.

That sounds like a very comprehensive service to me. For family members, like my friend, who work full-time and have children to care for, that’s a huge weight off their shoulders not to have to worry about a thing except to drop in and visit them to see how they’re doing. It’s comforting to know the needs of their loved one are being taken care of, down to the minute details.

Sun City’s rates are affordable for the personal touch they provide. They have both an hourly rate as well as a daily flat rate for those who are considering round-the-clock care. If you need more info, go to their website (link above) to learn more, or call them for a free consultation, or to have them contact you with more info. There are client testimonials on their site. They even have a blog with general information as well as a list of services they offer, and basically all the information you will need. Of course, you can always contact them with your special needs and to discuss any questions you might have. They’d be more than happy to answer all your questions, and even provide free consultation. They are literally just a phone call away.

Ye carolers

Seems like that time of year again. Bah humbug! I love everything Christmas-y! I think it’s the music that really brings on the spirit and atmosphere. Yup, ye carolers must be busting out their guitars and Fender ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb and practising hard as we speak. They’ll be at the mall, outside restaurants, showing up at front doors, it’s going to be great!

Music and fun fair

Plans for the weekend? Well, I don’t know. The local fair is in town so I’m thinking of bringing the kids out there for a day of fun and games now that the weather is cooling down some. Tickets are not cheap but awesome music and food abound, so what’s not to like? A couple of country bands that I like will be playing there so it looks like fun for the whole family.

That fest

Wow, is it Oktoberfest again? I only just found out. Yup, not that I’m going to be missing the booze or anything. I’m all about the music. To me, the best thing about Oktoberfest is the lively music coming from evh wolfgang. While my friends drink themselves silly, I’m tapping my feet and munching the titbits. I’m cultured like that :lol: and then I get to drive everyone home.

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