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Lisa Chapman

Lisa has 18 years of nursing experience, and a big heart for caring for and helping the elderly in her community. When she’s at home, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband of over 20 years, James, and their twins, Alex and Alicia.

Recent Posts

10 Fast Facts about Senior Eye Health

June is Cataract Awareness Month and in honor of the event, we have compiled these ten fast facts about senior eye health. If you are responsible for the Read More

3 Practical Ways to Take Care of Yourself as You Care for Mom

As a caregiver, you are in the midst of an incredible commendable, but difficult, job—you know you're doing the right thing and that mom needs you, but that doesn't provide much comfort when caregiver burnout hits. As ... Read More

The Caregiver's Guide to Arthritis Care

Few things are as frustrating and heartbreaking as seeing an elderly loved one dealing with pain or stiffness due to arthritis. This inflammation of the joints is one of the most researched medical concerns among those ... Read More

5 Ways to Get Some Sleep When You’ve Got Caregiver Burnout

You can quickly find yourself burned out if you’re responsible for providing care for Mom every day. A lack of sleep can make providing care even more difficult. You can quickly get lost in a vicious cycle of needing ... Read More

Old Timers: Early Signs Mom Needs Memory Care

We know that when you care for Mom or Dad, it can be really difficult at times to see the forest for the trees, so to speak. You've got your career, family responsibilities, doctor's appointments, errands to run— it ... Read More

Senior Housing Primer

There are many senior housing options available these days, with a senior housing environment to fit almost every need. The number of care types and styles of senior living communities are almost endless, ranging from a ... Read More