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A New Strategy to Meet the Needs of the Elderly

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A New Strategy to Meet the Needs of the Elderly   by Alan Lipton


Geriatric Care Management:

Getting older isn't what it used to be. There was a time when senior members of the community lived amongst their extended family, relying on their children or grandchildren for support. But as the Baby Boomer generation pushes the population's media age higher and higher, and as each generation seems to move farther and farther from its geographical roots, the act of younger generations caring for their elderly relatives is becoming less common. Nowadays, the elderly must find alternative ways to receive the type of care they need, though many seniors are reluctant to move into retirement homes or assisted living facilities.

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The effects of caregiving linger on

"The negative psychological effects of caring for someone with dementia linger long after that person has died.  Previous research on caregivers shows that they have higher levels of depression than non-caregivers, especially if they are looking after someone with dementia. When the person dies, there is grief - naturally - but one might expect some psychological improvement once the burden of caregiving has been lifted." - from HealthandAge.com

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Good Meal to Keep In Freezer for Last Minute Guests

3 lb. sirloin tip roast      garlic salt
3 green peppers               salt/pepper
1 onion                       1 stick margarine
2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning     3 c. water
1 clove garlic                2 beef bouilion


Season meat with salt,pepper, and garlic salt.  Brown Mean in margarine.  Add 1/2 cup water.  Slice peppers, onion and chop garlic, Italian seasoning.Simmer for 2 1/2 hours. Add more water if needed.   Keep this juice for sandwiches later.  Cook very slowly and then shred meat.  Add 2 cups water, bouilion cubes, and the juice mixture and simmer for 45 minutes.  Hot peppers are excellent with this.  Serve hot on hoagie bun.
I cook mine in a slow cooker.