Tender Rose at the Petaluma Walk to End Alzheimer's

Stephanie Simon

Posted by Stephanie Simon on October 30, 2014

When we sponsored the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in San Francisco last month, we met some truly incredible and inspiring people. So, we decided to do it again.

This past Saturday, Tender Rose sponsored The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Petaluma. Just as before, we were moved by the touching stories, motivational words and overall supportive vibe we experienced throughout the event. It is both refreshing and encouraging to see so many people dedicated to funding research to end this disease.

When we asked our staffing manager, Elizabeth Hendricks, about her observations, this is what she had to say:

Topics: Memory Care Professionals, Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia

Tender Rose at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Jim Kimzey

Posted by Jim Kimzey on September 25, 2014

Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and, to date, there is no known cure. Here at Tender Rose, we’ve all been affected by this disease. So, it should come as no surprise supporting research to end Alzheimer’s is near and dear to our hearts. This past weekend, we had the opportunity to sponsor one of our favorite organizations, The Alzheimer’s Association, in its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s held here in the Bay Area.

This walk strives to raise awareness and support, as well as increase national research funding. We were fortunate enough to meet some truly inspiring individuals at the event this past weekend. The incredible people and touching stories we encountered only reinforced our mission to provide exceptional person-centered dementia care.

Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia

The Story of Tender Rose Home Care

Jim Kimzey

Posted by Jim Kimzey on September 12, 2014

About 12 years ago, my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her story started like so many dementia stories do. In the beginning, it was the small things we noticed: Mom was forgetting things, starting to repeat herself and asking questions about things we’d just talked about.

When my mom was first diagnosed, she lived with my father in our family home in the country outside of Farmersville, Texas. As her dementia progressed, my dad became her primary caregiver. My sister lived just down the hill, and she and her husband took it upon themselves to check in on our mom and dad regularly. At first, this worked well.

Then, my dad got cancer. His condition worsened quickly, and he passed away. My sister, who lived nearby, told me and my siblings (there are five of us) that she planned to have mom move into her home. We were grateful for her offer, but we also didn’t want her to have to shoulder the burden of caregiving all on her own. We came to an agreement: our mom would move in with our sister, and we’d hire in-home care to supplement what she was providing so she didn’t get worn out.

Topics: Memory Care Professionals, Caregivers, Dementia Care, Alzheimer's, Home care agency, Dementia, Dementia Home Care