Top 10 Dog Breeds for Seniors

Bichon Frise - While this small breed has more grooming needs, they do not shed much and have moderate energy. Boston Terrier - A friendly, well-mannered, affectionate breed. Have lots of energy and are easy to groom. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Small dog that is affectionate, easily trained and love spending time with their human. English Bulldog - Great

The Best Birthday Present of My Entire Life by Jack Eichhorst

May 21, 1944 was one of the most thrilling days of my youth. It was my 10th birthday. After supper I was outside playing, probably shooting baskets. Then, a pickup, pulling a horse trailer drove into the yard and stopped in front of the barn. On the door was written “Wenger’s Meat Market – Underwood.” Dad, I could tell, was

Skilled Care vs. Long-Term Care

Young home nurse laughing, holding hand of older woman.

It can be challenging to determine which type of care is right for you or your loved one. The decision primarily depends on the reason care is needed. Is the senior transitioning back to their home or assisted living facility after an accident or illness, or do they require constant care due to a chronic condition or progressive ailment? Skilled

The Three Types of Home Health Care

Health visitor and a senior man during home visit.

What Are the Types of Home Health Care? It can be challenging to know what home health services entail. This difficulty stems from the fact that home health care professionals can be responsible for a wide array of services. Having a guide to the types of home health care might be helpful, so we thought we’d make one. And if

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities: Something That is Common to All of Us – Money

Something that is common to all of us – Money.  Many people never have enough money and some have more than enough. Over many centuries a variety of systems have been used to perpetuate trade of goods.  Some people used a barter system to meet their needs.  You have something I can use and I have something useful to you.

What’s It Like Living in a Retirement Community?

Granddaughter Hugging Grandmother on Bench During Visit to Retirement Home

Finding Active Retirement Communities People ask us frequently what it’s like living in a retirement community like Good Shepherd. The key is finding an active retirement community that feels like home. The best retirement communities in Minnesota specialize in providing quality care, have an engaging community, and have a high level of personal freedom for its community members. As you

What Does Your Home Health Aide Do for You?

Happy patient and caregiver

A home health aide (HHA) can have multiple responsibilities, so it is very important to find out which ones are available to aging adults. For families looking for help with their relatives, this is a very important step. In this article, we’ll provide a list of some of these critical responsibilities and how they can benefit you and your loved

John’s advice

When asked what advice he would give to any young man or woman thinking about serving in the military he states: “We all have fears. That is expected. But it is more important to not fear your fears.” “Do as you are told, take direction well.” “Don’t ever forget the oath you will take.” Oath of Enlistment I, _____, do

Jack’s Cabinet of Curiosities: The World of Work

The “Great Resignation” is in full flow at this time.  There is a need for workers.  The Pandemic caused the lay-off of many workers to help slow down the spread of Covid.  The lay-off was long enough to give many people cause to analyze their lives and occupations. Many found discontent with their life style and decided to opt-out to

John uses his military training in civilian life

As John’s civilian career evolved with law enforcement, his military experience gave him the foundation for success. He credits leadership qualities, strong and clear communication skills, ensuring community security as being guiding principles. John’s community involvement continued after retirement. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trained John to prepare and respond to disasters, utilizing fire safety, search and rescue, team