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Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living Professional

Oregon City, Oregon
After spending the past 20 years as an owner and operator of assisted living communities, I have... Full Bio
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It might be time... by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving In the caregiver support group I facilitate for our local community hospital we've had one theme lately:  there comes a time when you should not continue to be your loved on ... Read on »
Consumers want - and deserve - so much more by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We have a saying in our office that the senior care industry is only one lead news story away from some drastically increased regulations. We may have seen that one news ... Read on »
Quick - do some training! by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving If you caught the Frontline story on Assisted Living recently, or heard or read many of the radio interviews and news stories that followed you might be thinking something l ... Read on »
Contrary to the Recent Life & Death in Assisted Living Frontline Story, IPCed & myCNAjobs report a... by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The final segment in an ongoing, four-part PBS/Frontline  “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” examined residents in assisted living communities around the country, que ... Read on »
Friday, December 16, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The holiday season is always a busy one. I know this from trying to make plans with friends and realizing our schedules don't allow it until NEXT YEAR! That is crazy! O ... Read on »
Friday, December 9, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving One of my favorite parts of Christmas is hunting for the perfect tree. Sometimes this involves checking out more than one tree lot. Finding the right one is truly an art. ... Read on »
Friday, December 2, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Last week we celebrated our niece's birthday. She turned 4 and couldn't be more excited to be a year older. I love the glow of excitement a child gets when opening pres ... Read on »
Friday, November 25, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving If you've been a Friday Funnies subscriber for very long you already know the significance that Thanksgiving has within my family. At the risk of being redundant and melanc ... Read on »
Friday, November 18, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving As much as I love Thanksgiving dinner I am ready to get straight to Christmas. There is just so much to look forward to during the holiday season! I love hunting for ju ... Read on »
Friday, November 11, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving During a recent grandchild babysitting session I decided to make it a little educational. After mom and dad exited, I told the boys (ages 7 and 4) to get comfortable in a c ... Read on »
Friday, November 4, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I have become a bit of a technology junkie. Obviously in my job we use and promote technology every day. However, the last couple of years my interest, and let's face it, ... Read on »
Friday, October 28, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Ghosts & goblins... witches & cats... I don't know, I don't really get it. I've just never been creative enough to be really good at Halloween I guess. My poor childr ... Read on »
Friday, October 14, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Halloween is just around the corner and for once I am actually thinking about my costume with more than two days to spare. My costume this year is quite simple... my husb ... Read on »
Friday, October 7, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving On numerous occasions lately I have been shown some rather incriminating photos. All of which lead me to believe... I am a dancing fool! Throwing my reservations out the ... Read on »
Friday, September 30, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving After two wonderful weeks of vacation I am back in the office and hard at work. It was fantastic but I have to admit that being back on a schedule feels good. Our wedding ... Read on »
Friday, September 9, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I am almost certain that everyone is tired of hearing about my wedding, BUT... it is in ONE WEEK! 7 more days and I will be a married woman and off to Hawaii! This will b ... Read on »
Yesterday I finally took a bre ... by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Yesterday I finally took a break from wedding central and celebrated my baby's birthday! Yup... My little toy Australian Shepherd, Tucker, turned 2! Yes we treat our do ... Read on »
Friday, August 26, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving In high school, one of my English teachers had a Friday tradition... The Beef Box! When one stood on this box they were granted the power to vent about anything and not get ... Read on »
Friday, August 19, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving As you can imagine the last few weeks have been consumed with wedding planning. The remaining few will certainly be no different! We are officially under the one month ... Read on »
Friday, August 12, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Gets me every time! Whisky always sound like a great idea but at 26 you would think I would learn that it is a very, very BAD idea! I started my birthday celebration a ... Read on »