Employee Newsletter
Spring 2018
Cahoon Care Associates, LLC.
MA: ( 781) 659-1877

133 Washington St, Norwell, MA
Celebrate Spring with a Senior
After a long, harsh winter, spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy some beautiful weather with that special senior in your life. We have a few great ideas for how you can enjoy some time outdoors together.

Have a Midday Picnic
Pack up a brown bag lunch and head to a local park. Taking in the sun’s warmth while you enjoy a sandwich together is a fun, leisurely activity.

Visit a Farmers’ Market
Fresh produce and flowers are a sure way to put a smile on your face. Take home some fresh veggies to create a healthy meal for you both to enjoy.

Bring Nature Indoors
Springtime means growth, and flowers and plants are a great way to embody that. Bring the beauty of nature indoors with potted plants. The fresh floral scents and vivid colors will have you feeling spring right within your home.

Open Windows and Fill the Bird Feeder
There is nothing like the fresh air of springtime after a long winter. A gentle breeze and the sound of birds chirping nearby will be a warm welcome to spring. Plus, if you position the bird feeder within view of the house, you’ll have plenty of entertainment as the birds splash and play.

With spring finally here, it’s time to take advantage of the great weather and the signs of growth all around. How do you plan to enjoy the spring? 
We've Moved!
We've moved! Cahoon Care is now located at 133 Washington Street, Norwell, MA.

Learn more about our new location in our blog post here .
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3 Heart Attack Symptoms in Seniors You Need to Know
There are three common signs of a heart attack in seniors that you should be able to recognize.

Chest Discomfort
A senior may feel discomfort, such as a squeezing, pressure, or pain, in the center of their chest. The pain may go away and come back, or it may be constant.

Upper Body Discomfort
Pain in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach may also indicate a heart attack.

Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath may be accompanied by chest discomfort, but it may also occur on its own.
We want to hear from you!

As valued employees of Cahoon Care Associates, we would like to get your feedback on our new Employee Recognition Program and any ideas or topics you would like to see covered in the next newsletter.
Our Featured Employee
Marie Nugent
Once a quarter we recognize and reward one caregiver who has gone above and beyond for our clients and our company. We are proud to include Marie Nugent as the quarterly standout caregiver.

Marie has been with Cahoon Care for close to 3 years and over that time has proven to be flexible, a team player, and always willing to help. In fact, it’s that desire to help others, which initially led Marie to become a caregiver. Several years ago, Marie’s friend needed some help caring for her client, Marie stepped in to help and instantly knew that she wanted to learn more about caregiving. When the Red Cross sponsored a CNA course, she enrolled and learned the skills that help to make Marie a wonderful caregiver today.

Marie thinks outside of the box and truly goes above and beyond to forge a great relationship with her clients. Marie recently started to work with a new client. That client says that Marie has “come in gently and quietly and made herself a star caregiver.” Marie has an intuitive sense of how to take care of clients’ needs without being asked or being intrusive. It’s skills like these that make her such a great addition to the Cahoon Care family.

Real people. Real care. Thank you, Marie, for your dedication to always giving your clients the best of care. e best of care.  
We have a referral bonus program to refer new caregivers and new clients:

The Latest Alzheimer's Research And Developments
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease. Thankfully, researchers continue to study the disease and to learn more about it, its causes, and potential treatments.

Music May Help to Manage Alzheimer's Symptoms
The results of a study conducted last year indicate that music may help to manage Alzheimer's symptoms. Researchers believe that because music affects an area in the brain that is still functioning, it can give people with Alzheimer's something familiar to latch onto, when the rest of their world has become confusing and unfamiliar. Personalized playlists helped to stimulate brain activity in study participants, and music may help to make a patient's symptoms more manageable while improving their quality of life.

We’ll continue to keep you up-to-date with advancements and important Alzheimer’s information. 
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