Category: Alzheimer’s

Putting the Care in Caregiving

Last week, we sat down with our caregivers to thank them for their tireless work and to ask them about their experiences working at Our Family Home. Over lunch together they shared stories about what it’s like caring for individuals whose lives have been dramatically altered by memory disease and how their experience working at […]

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Founder of Our Family Home Advocating for Better Alzheimer’s Care

Evan DuBro is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Our Family Home. He is a long-time member of the Alzheimer’s Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Ohio Chapter. He was a member of the Association’s Advocacy Committee, where he lobbied for increased funding for Alzheimer’s research and better […]

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The Right Partnerships Another Key to More Good Days

Providing a high level of care for our residents starts with our caregivers. Fortunately, working alongside our team of caregivers are an incredible team of skilled nurses, physical therapists, clinicians and hospice teams. This month we’re excited to share more about these important relationships and how we work together to provide the best for our […]

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Fostering a Failure Free Holiday

This month, we sat down with Our Family Home’s Marybeth Cartmille to talk about preparing for the holidays. She shared with us a few ways families affected by memory disease can make small shifts to reduce stress and focus more of your time on creating meaningful memories with those you love. Savoring Meaningful Moments Overall, […]

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Being in Their Moment

At Our Family Home, we focus our training and care model around being in their moment. Not to be confused with being in the moment. Many of our residents can’t remember things moment to moment, so it’s important for our caregivers to focus on their moment not ours. It’s easy for people to toss around […]

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Please join us for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

We are pleased to announce Our Family Home and CRT Realtors have partnered for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 22, 2019. We hope you will consider either joining our team or choosing to support our walk financially. Our Team Page:  http://act.alz.org/goto/OFHandCRT Check in for the Columbus walk begins at noon with a seated […]

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Memory Care Unlike The Others

“Dementia ran in my wife’s family, and as a physician, I could see the early signs of dementia developing. It was really hard on both of us. Initially I was able to care for Fran. Then, I started asking our kids to watch their mom while I was at work. As the disease developed, we […]

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A Turnaround Story

Working with Alzheimer’s and dementia residents, we see challenges of the disease that are often perceived as “behaviors” of the resident. Memory disease can make people act in ways that are completely foreign to how they behaved most of their lives, making it extremely important to find the right care option for your loved one. […]

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For Us, It’s Personal

Many of our residents come to Our Family Home from unsuccessful situations in other care centers, and often begin to show improvements after joining Our Family Home. When we look at the common threads that help our residents improve, we realize it’s because for us, it’s personal. Dementia care is the fastest growing segment of […]

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Driving & Dementia: The Road to Staying Safe

Driving is an important part of daily independence. However, for individuals with age-related changes or neurological conditions, driving capabilities may be compromised. Discussing driving with your loved one can be difficult but if done early, the outcome can be more promising. This week, we had the pleasure of hosting “Driving and Dementia,” as part of […]

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