• Home Sweet Home Packages

    By Katy Dodd For many people who have mobility concerns, safety at home requires additional equipment. At LifeWise Renovations®, we receive calls almost daily from families of individuals who have suffered an injury or unexpected medical condition that limits mobility. These callers need a range of immediate home modifications to help their loved ones live… Read more »

  • Hitting Your Head Against The Wall

    By Louis Tenenbaum My parents had that phrase in our household lexicon. Hitting Your Head Against the Wall means doing stuff that will not have the desired results. It means doing the thing when you should have a darned good idea it will not work. It is mostly about influencing other people to do things… Read more »

  • Design For All Kinds

    By Katy Dodd I read a great article recently in Fine Homebuilding magazine about the difference between accessible design, universal design, and aging in place design. This is a question we get asked quite frequently when giving CEU presentations to health care professionals. I’m going to summarize what Don Burgard wrote in his article and… Read more »

  • Entrepreneurship At Its Finest

    By Mike Dodd, MCR, CAPS I was fortunate to be in attendance in February, 2012 at a conference known as Home Care 100.  It brings together the theoretical top one hundred providers of skilled home care and hospice services in the United States and was the brainchild of several consulting firms in that space.  My… Read more »

  • One Plus One Equals At Least Three

    By Chris LaVictoire Mahai reposted by LifeWise Renovations® At Aveus we have the opportunity to listen to and work with a wide range of clients and prospects talking about operationalizing a decision they’ve already made, addressing the urgent requirements of a changing market, or introducing ideas that will change the world. The following story has… Read more »

  • Another Successful Show!

    By Mike Dodd, MCR, CAPS The Kansas City NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) chapter conducted their 15th annual Remodeled Homes Tour the weekend of April 20, 2012.  This year’s event had 27 entries all over the city….which is saying something given Kansas City’s geographical footprint!  The highest concentration was in the central part… Read more »

  • “Solutionism”

    By Debbie Hartzler, OTR/L, CAPS I overheard a commercial today by Dow Chemical Company.  The tag line was “Solutionism: The New Optimism.”  The clever words stuck with me as I was completing my household tasks.  During my laundry folding, I began smiling (not something I usually do during laundry tasks) and thinking, that is precisely… Read more »

  • Caring and Giving: Lessons of a Caregiver

    By Debbie Hartzler I was recently reading an article written by Cindy Singer of Enhanced Home Care entitled, “It Isn’t Easy Being a Caregiver.”  In it she cites several lessons she learned caring for her mother who recently passed away from breast cancer.  She touches on two topics I would like to further explore from… Read more »

  • Interruptions or Opportunities?

    By Mike Dodd The subject of interruptions and the role they play in our lives was the topic of a sermon given at a mass I attended over the holidays.  The priest who delivered the sermon was very eloquent.  It got me to thinking about how I deal with interruptions in my personal and professional… Read more »