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Pets

Pets are such an important part of our lives. The Lamoine allows cats and dogs under 25 pounds to live with you in your apartment. Pets have been proven to bring joy, reduce blood pressure, reduce depression, reduce loneliness and increase our...

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What We Learn

Every day we learn something new – it may not be something we want to learn or ever wanted to know about, but we are learning just the same. Dealing with an aging or changing family dynamic involves a lot of learning. Each person has...

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Suspicion/ Paranoia and Dementia

Suspicion and paranoia with dementia can be very common. Some of the reasons for this are the person living with dementia may not recognize a familiar person, place or thing. They could have lived in a house for 30 years but it is not the ‘home’...

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Amen for Care Partners

One of the most difficult jobs in the world is that of a Care Partner or Caregiver as it is most often known. Care giving is defined as providing care to a person’s health needs that is not normative. It is out of the ordinary care than ...

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Change

Change is hard for many of us. It disrupts your routines; your well planned schedules and can cause many a fight.  Change is sometimes for the good but sometimes, because of the bad, we are forced to change.  When we are young and our brains were...

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Stigma and Empathy

Imagine being sick, not feeling horrible but not feeling well either. Imagine knowing something has changed but not being able to put your finger on it. Imagine the frustration, fear, anxiety, depression, etc you would feel. Now imagine someone...

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Family

Often we dream of the perfect family and perfect relationships but what if yours was not perfect. What if you are carrying anger or sadness from growing up and now have to take care of the person that hurt you. This is reality for many...

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Guilt and Should

Guilt should be a four letter word. It is amazing how 5 simple letters can be so powerful. Guilt is often tied to the belief that we ‘should’ be able to do something. We ‘should’ be able to take care of our aging parents with patience and...

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Caring for the Caregiver

What can we do to help you? When you move a loved one into The Lamoine, you will regularly be asked that question. When we accept your mom or dad for residency, we also accept you and your entire family. We understand that this decision is very...

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Are You Superman?

Caregivers are like Superman. They are the one everybody turns to and expects them to fix all problems.  Sometimes though, he had to get away. He had to go to the fortress of solitude to recharge. Think about that for a second. Superman – the...

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Benefits of Assisted Living

Assisted living improves quality of life. Often times a person will choose to move into assisted living because of declining health. It has been determined that it is no longer safe to reside at home, yet the skilled care provided in a nursing...

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