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The Slippery Slope of Self-neglect

October 4, 2018 — Horror stories associated with elder abuse – including physical, emotional and financial abuse – make the headlines quite often. Yet, you may be surprised to know that the majority of cases called into Adult Protective Services (APS) are regarding self-neglect. What is self-neglect and why is it important? Self-neglect happens when an adult or senior is... Read More

Stand Tall Against Falls

September 20, 2017 — September 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four Americans age 65 and older falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal, trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. For many elders who have a fall, this is often the... 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

The Silent Epidemic of Financial Elder Abuse and How to Stop it

May 16, 2017 — Did you know that a person who receives just one telemarketing phone call per day is likely to experience three times as much financial loss as someone who receives few to no telemarketing calls? Or that people with more education are more likely to be defrauded and tend to lose more money than those with... Read More