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  • Important Update From OSHC
    We would like everyone to know we are still working out of our office in East Providence for both RI and MA. We have a small team of 3 people tackling the office and schedules, as well as keeping our Caregivers and families informed through this challenging time.

    We have armed all of our Caregivers and clients with face masks, gloves and hand sanitizers. We have a strong team of Caregivers who have done a phenomenal job finding alternative care for their children, so they can continue to provide quality care to our clients. Our families have been very cooperative and understanding, and I want to thank you all for that.

    We are following the RI DOH guidelines and are implementing Standard Universal precautions with all of our caregivers . We have a great team of CNAs and Caregivers working closely with us so we can continue to provide the
    Mar 20, 2020
  • Spring Forward!
    We're finally over the last hurdle of the doldrums of Winter, and Spring is right around the corner. When you're looking to increase your natural intake of Vitamin D, here's some quick ideas for stretching those legs in the great outdoors. 

    Here are a few favorite springtime activities for seniors that are good for the soul:

    1. Choose a local park or nature trail for walks.

    Many landmarks, local parks and even nature trails are appropriate for seniors (and are wheelchair accessible)! Do a little research ahead of time to find out what outdoor nature destination is a good choice for yourself or a senior loved one.

    2. Eat outdoors at a fancy restaurant.

    Good company, food and a fancy ambiance are all a recipe for success. Satisfy your palate and take time for some quality

    Mar 09, 2020
  • Game On! Senior Brain Training Gets Fun.
    If you are healthy and younger than 65, stimulating your brain with activities and games can keep your mind sharp later in life (unless you develop a dementia-related disease or have a stroke or a head injury). If you currently have some form of dementia, brain games and “active mind” activity can still help.

    There are plenty of online games and apps available to play on the computer, your cell phone, or tablet. Some are free and some require a one-time or monthly fee. Don’t forget the benefits of playing simple board games, such as checkers, chess, matching games, or a jigsaw puzzle. Other puzzle games, such as Sudoku and crossword puzzles, are challenging, as well, and are often found in your local newspaper.

    Here's some of our favorites:


    AARP recommends utilizing the Staying Sharp system. Besides offering games and

    Feb 17, 2020
  • Therapeutic Fibbing: Why It's Not Bad for People Living with Dementia

    Honesty is not always the best policy when it comes to someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

    That’s because their brain may experience a different version of reality. Dementia damages the brain and causes progressive decline in the ability to understand and process information.

    That’s why forcing someone to abandon their version of reality and join our “real world” can cause confusion, pain, anxiety, fear, and anger.

    So, dementia care experts often recommend a technique called therapeutic fibbing. It helps you step into their current reality and spare them unnecessary upset and distress.

    This technique takes some getting used to because going along with your older adult’s new reality can feel like you’re lying to them.

    But using white lies to validate their feelings and reassure them is certainly notthe same as lying for a malicious reason.

    Feb 05, 2020
  • When is it Time to Stop Driving?

    People with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia disorders lose the ability to drive safely. Learn how and when to help someone stop driving.

    Safe driving requires attention, concentration, and the ability to follow particular steps and rules. You also need to be able to make quick and appropriate decisions. For people with Alzheimer's disease or other disorders causing dementia, these skills will decline over time. Eventually, driving will not be an option.

    The decision to stop driving may be difficult for the person with dementia, caregivers and family members. If you care for someone with dementia, consider these strategies to prioritize safety and ease the transition.

    Starting the conversation

    A person with dementia may perceive giving up driving as a loss of independence, and deciding not to drive means accepting that one's abilities

    Jan 29, 2020