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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

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