Articles on "Adult Day Care"

A Place to Belong–The Senior Day Center at Stella Maris
March 14, 2014 6:43 pm

A Place to Belong–The Senior Day Center at Stella Maris

By Christy Brudin Everyone needs a place to belong—a place where they are safe and comfortable. This is true no matter how old you are, and regardless of your medical conditions or needs. Evelyn Brouse knows this simple truth well. She spent nearly three years searching for a place for her husband Robert (Bob) Brouse to belong. Struggling with early onset dementia, Bob needed constant care and supervision; he also needed stimulating activities and companionship. As his full-time caregiver, Evelyn [...]

October 24, 2013 7:13 pm

People on the Move – Alzheimer’s Family Day Center has a new name

We have a new name! Alzheimer’s Family Day Center will soon be… Insight Memory Care Center So why change our name? This is not something we took lightly, or did overnight. It was an involved process, including strategic planning, interviews, focus groups, and a lot of planning and support. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this effort! We wanted a name that truly reflected everything we do as well as position us for long term growth and [...]

June 4, 2012 6:41 pm

People on the Move – Almost Family Announces Senior Management Promotions

Almost Family, Inc.  , a leading regional provider of home health nursing services and personal care  services, announced today that the Board of Directors has promoted Steve Guenthner to President and Principal Financial Officer, from Senior Vice  President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since 1992. Mr.  Guenthner will continue to report to William Yarmuth, who will remain Chairman  of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. The Company also  announced that Jeff Reibel has been [...]

August 15, 2011 7:37 pm

A Taste of the Arts at Alzheimer’s Family Day Center

On September 23, 2011, Alzheimer’s Family Day Center will be hosting a fun evening of dinner and dancing at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA. The Center provides a wide range of services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. We currently have such high demand that we are planning to expand both our space and services to meet this growing need in our community. We need your help. Please join us for “A Taste of the Arts” gala [...]

A Family’s Devotion
November 7, 2008 11:51 am

A Family’s Devotion

When the term caregiver is used, the typical assumption is that it is an adult child caring for an elderly loved one. What Brenda Fiorini’s parents prove, however, is that roles do not always reverse, but the devotion to one’s children always lasts forever. Now 47 years old, Brenda was born mentally disabled with a seizure disorder and severe speech issues. While her father was a bricklayer and owned a hardware store, her mother tended to all of Brenda’s needs. [...]

A Volunteer Recognized
July 2, 2008 12:00 am

A Volunteer Recognized

In early May, The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and MetLife Foundation honored recipients of the 2008 MetLife Foundation Older Volunteers Enrich America Awards. The program, now in its sixth year, honors the exemplary contributions of older volunteers and promotes volunteering among older adults nationwide. The award-winning volunteers, all over the age of 50, traveled to Washington, D.C. for a ceremony in their honor. Rockville resident Yvonne McCullough, 78 years old, has been a weekly volunteer for [...]

A Caregiver in Two Ways
March 20, 2008 12:00 am

A Caregiver in Two Ways

Taking care of loved ones can be stressful, time-consuming and overwhelming. Knowing that they are being taken care of can provide peace of mind that is invaluable to any caregiver, and that is exactly what Rebecca Johnson was looking for. Rebecca spent 33 years working for the government before she retired, and spent most of her time taking care of her husband. However, she soon realized the difficulty her mother, Estelle Fletcher, was having living on her own. “She was [...]

Senior Care: The Days Keep Getting Better
September 25, 2007 12:00 am

Senior Care: The Days Keep Getting Better

Although reasoning may vary, several people are choosing to take on roles similar to that of Kristen Gause. When her grandmother, Elinetta Keifer was staying in an assisted living facility in Texas, Kristen found out someone wandered into Elinetta’s room and attempted to take her belongings. She felt the best solution was to bring her grandmother to the D.C. metropolitan area to live with her. “We spent six months looking for stuff for her to do,” said Kristen, “Then one [...]

Support for Caregivers
April 26, 2004 12:00 am

Support for Caregivers

My husband, Cleo, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. I retired in 2001 to stay home and take care of him. I did this constantly for 10 months. I felt like I should be the one to care for Cleo. I also did not think others could care for him like I did. I attended an Alzheimer’s Association support group at Forest Park Center and one at Liberty Heights. At these support groups, I met Tanwa Suma, who works [...]

The Determination to Recover: Nursing and Rehab
September 3, 2003 12:00 am

The Determination to Recover: Nursing and Rehab

“The surgeons didn’t have any assurance that I would come out of this, but I always had faith that I would fully recover,” recounts Glen Fletcher concerning his on-going recovery from a horrible automobile accident. Hospitalized for a little over three months, it was Mr. Fletcher’s resilience and faith that helped him to return home so quickly. After graduating from seminary, Mr. Fletcher and his wife established a pastorate at Grand Road Methodist Church in Fairfax, VA. Glen was in [...]