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The Slippery Slope of Self-neglect

— 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

Mind Over Matter

— The marvels of modern medicine have increased our longevity. With that gift of living longer, the focus is now shifting to the important goal of improving the quality of our lives as we age. We know that exercising the body helps keep us healthy by regulating our weight, improving our circulation and strengthening our immune... Read More

Hello and Goodbye!

— Have you ever noticed that as you age, time seems to move at a faster and more furious pace? So, too does the hospital discharge planner! These days, hospitals are under enormous financial pressure to discharge patients at the earliest possible opportunity. In fact, whether you or your loved one are being rolled into the... Read More

Why Long-term Care Planning Should Be on Your Short List

— According to the AARP, over half of people over 65 will need long-term care. Seniors are living longer, many with chronic medical conditions and will need care assistance with activities of daily living to maintain a safe and healthy living environment. The majority of Americans wish to age in place in their own home with... Read More

Anne Sansevero Shares Her Story on Nursing Assistant Podcast

— NursingAssistantGuides.com introduced a series of podcasts on their site recently and Health Sense founder and CEO Anne Sansevero was their first guest. In the podcast, Anne talks about her journey from Ireland to the United States and her journey from an RN to master’s degree to entrepreneur. She explains what geriatric care/aging life care management is... Read More

“Observation Status” – What Seniors Should Know Before They Land in the Hospital

— Did you know that seniors can be hospitalized for days, undergo an extensive workup with myriad tests and procedures and receive all manner of drugs without ever officially being admitted to the hospital? Welcome to the wacky world of “observation status,” where you are essentially classified as an outpatient even though the care you’re receiving is... Read More

The Battle of the Bath

— One of the more stressful behavioral issues family and caregivers have when caring for a person with dementia is waging “the battle of the bath.”  If you think about it, a growing fear and resistance to bathing makes sense since the process involves multiple steps and judgments, which may prove cognitively daunting for the person... Read More

The Case of the Missing Documents

— It’s tax time and the rush is on to submit the myriad documents necessary for tax filings. This can be a stressful enough time for even the most organized among us, but it is without doubt a time of high anxiety for seniors with cognitive impairments and their families. One of the chief concerns is... Read More

Anne Sansevero Discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder

— Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that correlates to the change of seasons – most commonly when sunshine and warmth may be hard to find. New York can be bitter, cold and dark during the winter months, making it a place where SAD may be more common. Anne Sansevero, CEO of Health... Read More