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Aging Life Care – Why we love the work we do!

May 12, 2022 — May is Aging Life Care Month and a reminder of how grateful I and my HealthSense team are to have found passion and purpose in such a rewarding field. As Aging Life Care Professionals®, we work with older clients and their families, meet them where they are, and find solutions to empower them to live... Read More

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

February 21, 2022 — It’s February and the stores are decked out in red love hearts. Chocolate candies are stacked ten deep in the grocery checkout aisles and restaurants are promoting their Valentine’s Day special menu. Love is in the air in all its commercial glory, beckoning us to consume in the name of love. Putting aside all the... Read More

Gathering Responsibly for the Holidays

December 13, 2021 — It’s the holiday season and all of us at HealthSense wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and joyous holiday season! As we look to show our love and appreciation, spending time with others is the most precious gift we can give them. We can wrap this gift with respect and care... Read More

May is Aging Life Care Month

May 7, 2019 — May is Aging Life Care™ Month and this year HealthSense celebrates 13 years in the aging life care consulting field! In honor of Aging Life Care Month and to celebrate you – the family members – for all that you do on the front lines of caregiving, HealthSense is excited to offer a free online e-library.... Read More

The Battle of the Bath

March 16, 2018 — One of the more stressful behavioral issues family and caregivers have when caring for a person with dementia is waging “the battle of the bath.”  If you think about it, a growing fear and resistance to bathing makes sense since the process involves multiple steps and judgments, which may prove cognitively daunting for the person... Read More

The Case of the Missing Documents

February 20, 2018 — It’s tax time and the rush is on to submit the myriad documents necessary for tax filings. This can be a stressful enough time for even the most organized among us, but it is without doubt a time of high anxiety for seniors with cognitive impairments and their families. One of the chief concerns is... Read More

Thanksgiving Is a Time for Gratitude – and Sleuthing Opportunities

November 16, 2017 — Thanksgiving is a time when we gather around the table to give thanks with our families. If you have an aging loved one in your family, it is also a time to nurture your subtle but masterful Sherlock Holmes detective skills. Why? Thanksgiving starts the holiday season – a time when we gather around with our... Read More

Help Not Wanted – No Caregivers Need Apply!

August 17, 2017 — One of the most common and frustrating issues family members of elderly seniors face is their parents’ resistance to accepting care in the home. It is the epic battle between safety and autonomy, and every day it plays out across America in different communities in different ways. It is often an agonizing time – one... Read More

It’s Discharge Time at the Rehab Facility – Now What?

July 16, 2017 — Transitioning a loved one home from a rehabilitation facility can be a stressful time for families. There are a lot of moving parts involved. Not only is it emotionally stressful, but if not handled effectively, the transition home can lead to exacerbation of health issues and increase the likelihood for rehospitalization. Here are some tips... Read More