Home Care: A Handbook for Preventing Hospitalizations

Patricia Dubroof: Hi, welcome to Book Chat. It’s another great adventure, a nice afternoon. Speaking to you from Maryland, we are going to be visited by an author from Boston and our very own Steve Lorberbaum, who contributed to the book. The book is called Thriving at Home, A Handbook for Preventing Hospitalizations. And we’re …

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Aging Services offered by The Montgomery County (MD) Police

Patricia Dubroof: Good morning. This is Patricia Dubroof. I’m here from Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac, and I am filling in for Steve Lorberbaum today, but he sends his best. And I just wanted to tell you a little bit about Assisting Hands Home Care. Steve and Kathy started Assisting Hand Home Care about seven …

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Book Chat: An Inconvenient Truth in Very Few Words

Patricia Dubroof: It’s three o’clock. It’s time for Book Chat. I am Patricia Dubroof. I’m with Assisting Hands Home Care, where we provide certified nursing aid support for our community in both Montgomery County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia. We have people joining us sometimes on Book Chat from all over the world. So I …

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Dementia Care: Parkinson’s and Speech

Steve Lorberbaum: Well, I’d like to welcome you all. Thank you for joining us today on this month’s edition of What’s Your Plan. Basically, I’m the owner of Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac. We, on a monthly basis, bring in somebody who’s an expert in the field of aging to help us understand the process …

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Aging in Montgomery County (MD)

Steve L.: Good morning. My name is Steve Lorberbaum. I’m the owner of Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac, and welcome to What’s your plan? Today, we are incredibly fortunate to have Odile Brunetto, who’s the Chief of the Aging and Disability Services, to talk to us today about the hot topics that are going on …

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Book Chat: The Care and Feeding of the Aging Human Male Species – A Sassy Primer

Patricia Dubroof: Okay, well, it’s three o’clock. So it’s another great day for a Book Chat. I’d like to welcome all of you to Assisting Hands Home Care’s monthly Book Chat. And I’m your host, Patricia Dubroff. I’m glad you all could join us for this informal half-hour of learning. And I think, in this …

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Alzheimer’s Disease – A Broad Overview For Loved Ones In Montgomery County

This fact sheet, within an article from The National Institute On Aging, provides a broad overview of the disease that is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac specializes in treating Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients in Montgomery County. Every Alzheimer’s and Dementia client has a unique set of …

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Age-Proofing A Home For Seniors

Washington Post, just 1% of homes are appropriate for aging seniors. This article discusses 10 ways you can maximize the safety and usefulness of your home for older adults. Just 1 percent of homes are conducive to aging in place. So thinking long term about universal design and the ways it can help us remain …

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What Is Palliative Care?

If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a serious, chronic disease and you are starting to search for care options, you’ve probably come across the term “palliative care.” Often, the first question people ask themselves is “does palliative care mean a person is dying?” For many years, people have considered hospice and palliative …

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How To Help Someone Who Is Visually Impaired

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. If you have a family member who has low vision, there are many ways to help them maintain their independence. According to, Good vision is a precious gift — and one that’s easy to take for granted. Imagine for a minute what life would be like if your …

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