Care Deserts: Advocating for Elders in Understaffed Skilled Nursing Facilities

September 18, 2023 — In recent years, the issue of inadequate staffing levels in skilled nursing facilities has become a growing concern. The Covid-19 pandemic compounded this problem when challenging work conditions in hard hit facilities led to staff burnout. Now skilled nursing facilities are competing with deeper pocketed hospitals to recruit staff as a nursing and caregiver shortage... Read More

Living with Covid – Riding the Next Wave

April 19, 2022 — The next wave of Covid is just starting to break on our shores. Wastewater viral particle analysis indicates that BA.2 has arrived on the Northeast. This latest strain, a sub-variant of Omicron, which has already led to a surge of cases in Europe, is now fast becoming the dominant variant here in the US and... 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

Elevate the Simple Things!

August 12, 2020 — While this has been an exceptionally challenging year, late summer is always a great time to take stock of the all the things we are grateful for and to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. The weather is still perfect for outdoor physically distanced gatherings with good friends using the appropriate protective protocols. Farm produce is bountiful... Read More

Face Masks – Let’s embrace our new normal!

July 8, 2020 — With the resurgence of Covid-19 cases flaring up in hot spots around the US, face masks and coverings are without question a must have, must wear accessory. Virologists and public health experts are still uncovering new details about the viral transmission but mounting evidence suggests that the coronavirus not only spreads by large droplets (through... Read More

Re-entering the Aging Life Care Workplace Post-Covid-19 Lockdown

June 9, 2020 — During this historic time of tumultuous upheaval first with the COVID-19 pandemic and now with the unfolding civil protests for social justice and equality, aging life care professionals have been a rock of dependability and a beacon of light for our most vulnerable seniors and their families. With the curve flattening on the pandemic in... Read More

Aging Life Care in the Age of COVID-19

May 1, 2020 — I got the text at 11pm on a Saturday night last week. An elderly frail couple that we were consulting on for many years and who were aging in place with a variety of co-morbid conditions had both developed raspy coughs and waxing and waning low-grade fever. The couple in the past had dodged multiple... Read More

Let’s Get Together, Apart

April 10, 2020 — Before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it, HealthSense had been looking ahead to explore new and innovative ways to keep connected and engaged with our clients. Our November 2019 Blog, Technology and Touch – Bridging the Divide, explored ways technology can keep seniors safe, independent and connected. MindSense, our cognitive enrichment... Read More

Bringing the Outside In

March 20, 2020 — From the moment we are born and draw our first breath of life, Mother Nature is there for us—promoting our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. As a society, we are becoming wiser about the health benefits of organically grown farm-to-table foods and how natural herbs and tinctures have informed the development of many pharmaceutical drugs... Read More