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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

Stamping Out Senior Scams

July 21, 2022 — Senior scams are on the rise, especially since the pandemic. According to the National Council on Aging, older adults lose an estimated 3 billion dollars a year to scams. Seniors are the perfect target for scammers. Many grew up in a generation where folks in general were more trusting. Because of their longevity, seniors are... 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

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

Become a Delirium Detective and Save Lives!

January 17, 2020 — As he opened his eyes to survey his surroundings, nothing seemed normal. The sounds of beeping alarms of varying decibels and the glare of bright lights were constant, as faceless figures rushed by him. A barely restrained sense of imminent crisis was welling up all around him. As he sat up, his body banged against... 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

Summer and Seniors: Perfect Together!

July 15, 2019 — Summer is in full swing and, for seniors, the urge to explore and travel during warmer weather does not disappear with age. Logistically however, traveling with a senior can sometimes seem a little daunting. Whether you are planning a short trip or a lengthy vacation, with the right knowledge and preparation you can ensure a... Read More

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