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MCVAN Home Care Services is “Where Comfort Meets Care” anywhere your loved one considers home. MCVAN Home Care Services can range from in-home nursing care or rehabilitation following a hospital stay to ongoing assistance with daily living activities. No matter what your age, our services are individually tailored to support you.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Best Inheritance ~ La Mejor Herencia

Your beauty...  got wiser with years... 
I can admire it on your beautiful white hair...
Your love... turned sweeter with time...
It shines in your eyes...
Your strength...  grew stronger...
I can feel it in your heart...
Your hard work.... turned in to a great harvest...
and I am part of it...
Your joy... became our own...
and your faith in Jesus became our own and that's the best inheritance you could ever leave us...

By: Veronica Marti
Written today: November 28, 2011


Tu belleza... ha adquirido más sabiduría con los años...
La puedo admirar en tu hermoso cabello blanco...
Tu amor... se tornó más dulce con el pasar del tiempo...
Brilla en tus ojos...
Tu fuerza... se hizo más fuerte...
La puedo sentir en tu corazón...
Tu arduo trabajo... ahora es una gran cosecha...
Y yo soy parte de ella...
Tu gozo... se volvió nuestro gozo...
Y tu fe en Jesucristo se volvió la nuestra y ha sido la mejor herencia que nos hayas  podido dejar...

Por: Verónica Marti
Escrito Hoy: 28 de noviembre del 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Creating Joy, Celebrating Life: The Importance of Holiday Traditions

Creating Joy, Celebrating Life: The Importance of Holiday Traditions: "Creating Joy, Celebrating Life: The Importance of Holiday Traditions

By Michelle Seitzer, SeniorsforLiving.com

Before settling down as a full-time freelance writer, Michelle Seitzer spent 10 years serving in various roles at assisted living communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland, then worked for several years as a public policy coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association’s PA Chapters. She also served as a long-distance caregiver for her beloved grandfather, who died of Alzheimer’s in 2009. Seitzer has blogged for SeniorsforLiving.com, and is the co-moderator of the first #eldercarechat on Twitter, held every other Wednesday at 1pm EST.
“Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as… as… as a fiddler on the roof!” – Tevye"

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Some tips about fall prevention

Falls can be very dangerous, specially for elderly patients. The good thing is that in most of the cases it could be prevented. 
Here are some simple tips to prevent falls.

  1.  keep the floors clean and clutter free
  2.  maintain the house, specially the stairs, well lighted
  3. avoid standing up quickly 
  4. be aware of the side effect of your medicines
  5. have a good night sleep and if necessarily a nap during the day
  6. keep yourself hydrated 
  7. eat all your three meals on time and have a snack in between each meal, if necessarily 
This are some of the tips you can follow to prevent falls or help a love one. Please talk to your doctor or the family member's doctor to talk more about fall prevention. 

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes Article - Allrecipes.com

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes Article - Allrecipes.com: "The Big Turkey
If you're hosting a small gathering, buy a turkey breast rather than the whole bird, as breast meat is lower in calories than dark meat. If you do buy a whole turkey, avoid "self-basting" turkeys, as they often contain added fat. And--it goes without saying--stay away from the deep fryer this year, and roast or smoke the turkey.

Stuff the turkey cavity with whole or halved onions, halved lemons or apples, and sprigs of fresh herbs such as sage, marjoram, thyme, and/or rosemary.

Rather than rubbing the skin with butter or oil, spray it with an oil spray and season it with salt and pepper."

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ha llegado Noviembre… ¡Ya es Hora de Pensar en la Diabetes! - Commonwealth Conversations: Public Health

Ha llegado Noviembre… ¡Ya es Hora de Pensar en la Diabetes! - Commonwealth Conversations: Public Health: "Ha llegado Noviembre… ¡Ya es Hora de Pensar en la Diabetes!
Posted by:

María González, Department of Public Health

María is the Community Health Education Manager for the Department

¿Te preocupa padecer de diabetes? ¿Sabes si tienes algún riesgo de que así sea? Y lo más importante ¿Sabes que hay maneras de hacer algo al respecto? Hay una manera sencilla de enterarte de cuáles son tus riesgos.

En honor a que noviembre es el Mes Nacional de la Diabetes, ha llegado la hora de que hagas un sencillo cuestionario que está disponible en Internet y que te indicará cuál es el riesgo de que padezcas Diabetes tipo 2 y cómo prevenirlo. Sólo toma de uno a dos minutos el navegar por el Diabetes Risk Test (prueba de riesgo de la diabetes), diseñado por la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés).


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

MCVAN 2011 Happy Holidays!

2011 has being a wonderful year, with ups and downs, with tiers and laughter, with hard work and success. We thank God  for His blessings this year and for the ones to come on 2012. At MCVAN we had the opportunity to spend time with our community specially our Latino community, in different events and the experiences were beautiful. We love our community and we are working to get more involve with it. 

We are reaping what we sowed with hard work and love, and we appreciate your support and trust. 

God bless you and your loved ones on the Holidays, have a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with the presence of God and His blessings.