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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so they say. The weeks ahead are full of seemingly endless “to-do” lists full of holiday shopping, baking, decorating and entertaining obligations. While the holiday season brings joy to many, it also brings its share of stress, especially for elderly relatives and friends and those who care for them. To ensure your older loved ones and friends don’t get lost in the holiday frenzy this year, keep them active and involved.
Celebrate the past. During the holiday season, the loss of family members and friends often comes to the forefront. Explore ways to honor those who are no longer with us during the holidays, and shift attention from loss to a celebration of lives well lived. Light candles, plant a tree or make a donation in honor of loved ones.
Step up involvement. Find relatively simple tasks older family members can assist with – from opening and organizing holiday cards to sitting at the kitchen table reading recipes as others prepare a meal.
Break the distance barrier. For seniors who live far from their families, the holidays can be particularly lonely as they watch other friends spend time with their nearby families. Even from a distance, you can schedule enjoyable and fun activities, such as sending tickets for local performances or a gift card for a restaurant meal with friends, to give your older family members something to look forward to.
Do what makes you happy. For caregivers and older adults alike, do what makes you happy – reading, cooking, exercising—during the holidays. Daily and weekly routines can be a source of comfort during the holiday season. Read More →
By Lisa Vogel, The Lisa Vogel Agency
Does your mother remember your last visit? Is your father having a hard time remembering directions, phone messages, or doctor’s appointments? Are you frightened about what this forgetfulness could mean for a parent and for yourself?
You are not alone. During the month of November, National Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiver’s Awareness Month, take a moment to consider the future: The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s in 2013– a number that is expected to triple as the baby boomer generation ages. In Maryland alone, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to increase from 78,000 patients in 2000 to more than 100,000 patients in 2025. There is a strong possibility that you or a family member will be either an Alzheimer’s patient or caregiver in the years ahead.
The effects of Alzheimer’s can be devastating as patients lose their memories and identities, eventually unable to feed or bathe themselves, and family caregivers are stretched thin to provide needed care for their loved ones. Alzheimer’s patients require varying degrees of attention and care, but those with severe memory loss or a tendency to wander and get lost often need 24-hour care. This uncurable, progressive disease takes a high toll on caregivers as well. More than 60 percent of surveyed dementia caregivers rate their emotional stress as high or very high and more than one-third reported symptoms of depression. Many ultimately turn to alcohol or sleeping pills to relieve stress and anxiety.
Clearly, more people need to be educated about the realities of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, and families must take steps to ensure that caregivers receive the support they need. First, families should arrange schedules to provide caregivers much-needed breaks. Every family member can become active in the Alzheimer’s community, including the Maryland chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association, which offers some 50 support groups to caregivers throughout the state. Additionally, family members must encourage caregivers to keep regular doctor appointments and maintain their own health.
It is also important to plan ahead. Families and couples of all ages need to review family care plans and identify the need for long-term care insurance–the only type of insurance that provides funding for custodial care. By planning ahead and truly understanding the requirements of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you can increase peace of mind for your family and reduce the potential burden placed on family members and close friends.
Lisa Vogel is the owner of The Lisa Vogel Agency, a home health care agency providing custodial care on a live-in or hourly basis for clients who require long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, or hospice care.
10401 STEVENSON RD.
STEVENSON, MD 21153
410-363-7770 • F: 410-363-7771
Nothing inspires passion like a moving personal experience. That’s what drove Lisa Vogel to start her company, The Lisa Vogel Agency.
Lisa’s only memories of her grandmother are in a nursing home, where she lived for 14 years battling chronic heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. During that time, Lisa’s grandfather was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at a point when few places were prepared to treat patients with the disease. For nearly a decade, she watched him move from one facility to the next.
Witnessing the indignities her grandparents endured in nursing homes and hospitals led Lisa to create her own agency, one that allows the elderly to stay in their homes as long as possible and gives the kind of care she would have wanted for her grandparents.
“When I am interviewing and screening an employee for hire, I ask myself, ‘Would I want this person helping my grandparents or parents?’ I treat the families that we help, as if they are my own family members.”
Today, The Lisa Vogel Agency, employs nearly 100 trained health care professionals who espouse the values she considers imperative to quality at-home elder care: compassion, kindness, understanding, and above all, an appreciation of family.
That’s sure to inspire confidence in the many baby boomers who find themselves in the sandwich generation, caring for parents while juggling work and child rearing responsibilities. Lisa gets it, and from the moment you contact the agency, she and her staff begin listening and learning about you and your family. Read More →
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