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5 Tips for Keeping the Thanksgiving Holiday Stress free for Seniors

November 19, 2022 — Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday for many of us, but for those who gather with frail, older relatives, it can also be a time of stress. Our older family members especially those with hearing, cognitive or physical impairments don’t always handle the holiday bustle as well as others. They can easily be overstimulated or disorientated... Read More

Lost and Found – Reducing the Risk of Wandering with Dementia

October 17, 2022 — Of all the symptoms associated with dementia, wandering is probably the one that elicits the most fear and anxiety in the hearts of loved ones and caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six in ten people with dementia will wander at least once and many will do so repeatedly. What causes this symptom? Are there... Read More

One Size Does Not Fit All

June 20, 2022 — As we celebrate Pride month, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to live in and work in New York City, one of the most diverse and welcoming cities in the world, especially for those who identify as LGBTQ+. The “Big Apple” is a wide-open tent for all cultures and beliefs, and this directly... Read More

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

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

Flying Solo? Consider a Co-Pilot!

March 16, 2022 — Over twelve million American adults over the age of 65 live alone. As the baby boomers age, the number of these solo agers will continue to trend upward. An estimated 19% of women from the boomer age never gave birth, meaning that there are no direct family members to rely on for caregiving or health... 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

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Ton of Cure

February 28, 2020 — As care managers, one of our important roles is helping clients and their families look ahead to assist them with emergency preparedness. We do this with advance directive planning and health education by ensuring their vaccinations are up to date. However, there are times when certain situations pose new and unprecedented challenges and require extraordinary... Read More

Technology and Touch: Bridging the Divide

November 15, 2019 — Technology is everywhere and fast becoming indispensable for our lives. For seniors, it can be overwhelming navigating the latest technological gadgets. But just because you were born before the digital age doesn’t mean you can’t unlock it’s potential. Here are some ways technology can keep seniors safe, independent and connected and tips on how to... Read More

Seniors and Superbugs

September 16, 2019 — Antibiotics are one of the marvels of modern medicine – they kill bacteria and stop infections in their tracks. In fact, we can thank our longevity in the modern era to the success of antibiotics. However, imagine now a world where the bacteria have out-foxed the antibiotic and are wreaking havoc with spreading ever more... Read More