Aging Parents are now Senior Citizens

Time to Talk About the Future? Imagining your aging parents as senior citizens seems unbelievable. Isn’t it too soon to try to talk to your parents about the future? They seem to be in good health, and You hope they’ll stay that way forever. You hope they’ll always be able to live on their own. You hope they’ll always be able to drive. You hope they’ll have enough money to keep up their lifestyle until the end. But “hope is not a plan.” Unfortunately, health and vitality will not always be a given. No matter how healthy your parents have … Read more

Carol Penterman acquires Family Care Connection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:            October 27, 2014 CONTACT: Carol Penterman Penterman Professional Care Family of Companies Interim HealthCare® of Middle Tennessee Family Care Connection Penterman Concierge Care Phone: 615-915-2868       Fax: 615-915-2806         Email: Carol Penterman acquires Family Care Connection, Launches Penterman Professional Care Family of Companies After serving the Nashville Opera and Arts community for 19 years, Carol made the decision to take her business experience and commitment to the local community. The first step was helping seniors in need. Upon becoming an accredited Senior Advisor she moved forward with … Read more

Why are senior citizens often the target of fraud schemes?

It is often surprising the number and variety of new schemes created to trick senior citizens out of their money.   Why are seniors so often the target? Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit-all of which make them attractive to con artists. People who grew up in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were generally raised to be polite and trusting. Con artists exploit these traits, knowing that it is difficult or impossible for these individuals to say “no” or just hang up the telephone.  Learn More

The Most Important Hire You’ll Ever Make

Posted on You’re working even harder in the recession, but you have kids to raise too. While computers, smart phones and other gadgets have made us more productive, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all. Hence 1.3 million Americans who identify themselves as childcare providers, both in facilities and in private homes, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nabbing a good nanny takes time, diligence and a little bit of cash-all worth the investment, given what’s riding on the decision. Once you’ve decided to hire a childcare professional, you … Read more

Maintaining Your Bond: Your Family’s Relationship with Your Nanny

Attachment Theory, a theory initially developed by psychologist John Bowlby states that the earliest bonds formed by children with their caregivers have a tremendous impact that continues throughout life. The relationship your child has with their nanny is a very important one, one that has potential to provide them with a sense of safety and security. Next to you, your nanny maintains your child’s emotional and physical safety on a daily basis. In addition to their own interactions with the nanny, children learn about relationships by watching you with their nanny. They watch how you treat the nanny, how decisions … Read more

Penterman receives Tennessee Association of Home Care "Outstanding Homecare Leader Award"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Carol Penterman receives Tennessee Association of Home Care Outstanding Homecare Leader Award  Carol Penterman, the owner and CEO of Penterman Professional Care, was presented with the Tennessee Association of Home Care Outstanding Homecare Leader Award for 2014. This award is to honor an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in improving the quality of home care. Criteria for the award include teamwork/staff relations, coordination of patient care, delivery of care, and agency management. Penterman is a relative newcomer to the home care industry. She opened her senior care company in November 2012. After serving the Nashville Opera … Read more

Testimonial from a good daughter

“My mom (90) has lived with me (50) and my family for 6 months each year for 15 years then 1 1/2 years ago she moved in for good. She had to. She was living alone and had become so sick I didn’t think she would live. So I, being the good daughter, moved her in. Hello mother, goodbye me. I don’t even know this angry, frustrated, and burned out woman I see in the mirror. I just want to have my life back without guilt. I am the youngest of 10 kids and NO one helps! No seriously, not … Read more