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Taste of Christmas event raises money for meals

December 14, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The cost of delivering Meals on Wheels for one year to a senior citizen living at home is less than the cost of one day’s hospitalization if that senior’s condition deteriorates. Continue Reading

Frye aims to help seniors stay in homes

November 23, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Judi Frye has been named executive director of the area’s “hub of senior services” the Living at Home program. Continue Reading

Heritage weighs options for future uses

November 19, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The Heritage community campus board is looking far into the future, envisioning how it can meet the rapidly changing needs of nursing home patients and the reimbursement rates those services bring in. Continue Reading

New law mandates screening process for seniors seeking care

October 22, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Money, eldercare and privacy rights clashed Wednesday in the Hubbard County boardroom when new legislation on screening seniors for assisted living facilities turned into an imbroglio. Continue Reading

Coordinator takes on growing SW ND transit service

January 21, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Doug Walker was named public transportation coordinator for Dickinson’s public transit program on Jan. 3.
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Bursack: Alzheimer’s helpline offers vital assistance

January 8, 2011 in INFORUM

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America are organizations that help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers receive education and support throughout the Alzheimer’s journey. Both, of course, champion ongoing hope that through research, the disease will one day be conquered. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Mom just wants to take naps

December 11, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My mother is 94, and all she wants to do is sleep all day. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Respond to mother with love

November 27, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My beloved mother is 93 and has been paralyzed on her right side for years from a stroke. She’s in a very good nursing home, the family is actively by her side as much as possible, and we try our best. She says she is tired and just wants to die. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Medical alarms offer help in case of emergency

October 23, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My mom takes care of my dad, who has Parkinson’s disease. She does a good job, though I know it’s hard for her. Continue Reading

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Bursack: Protection briefs are step toward dignity

October 16, 2010 in INFORUM

Dear Carol: My dad has dementia. He also had prostate surgery a number of years ago and should wear adult diapers but refuses, so he always smells. How can I convince him to wear diapers? Disgusted Continue Reading