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Yes, Now Really is the Time for your Annual Check Up!

— “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will — tomorrow!” — Gloria Pitzer   If you were like me, you stayed far from the doctor’s and dentist’s office this spring and summer and procrastinated doing your annual check-up because of COVID-19. Now that... Read More

Elevate the Simple Things!

— While this has been an exceptionally challenging year, late summer is always a great time to take stock of the all the things we are grateful for and to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. The weather is still perfect for outdoor physically distanced gatherings with good friends using the appropriate protective protocols. Farm produce is bountiful... Read More

Finding a New Zest for Life!

— Meet Margaret: a 93 year old homemaker,  retired librarian, and widow. Margaret has always had an innate curiosity and thirst for learning; she is well traveled and well read. She loves connecting with people and has an amazing listening ability, which immediately makes others feel at ease to share their stories. Margaret lives alone, with... Read More

Face Masks – Let’s embrace our new normal!

— With the resurgence of Covid-19 cases flaring up in hot spots around the US, face masks and coverings are without question a must have, must wear accessory. Virologists and public health experts are still uncovering new details about the viral transmission but mounting evidence suggests that the coronavirus not only spreads by large droplets (through... Read More

Re-entering the Aging Life Care Workplace Post-Covid-19 Lockdown

— During this historic time of tumultuous upheaval first with the COVID-19 pandemic and now with the unfolding civil protests for social justice and equality, aging life care professionals have been a rock of dependability and a beacon of light for our most vulnerable seniors and their families. With the curve flattening on the pandemic in... Read More

Let the Light In!

— Bill’s life was turned upside down when his wife of over 40 years passed away. Suddenly, the things he loved doing –like exploring hidden corners of Manhattan, going to the opera and learning new skills –seemed meaningless to him. His world shrunk and he found himself spending more and more time indoors. Slowly, over time... Read More

Aging Life Care in the Age of COVID-19

— I got the text at 11pm on a Saturday night last week. An elderly frail couple that we were consulting on for many years and who were aging in place with a variety of co-morbid conditions had both developed raspy coughs and waxing and waning low-grade fever. The couple in the past had dodged multiple... Read More

Let’s Get Together, Apart

— Before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it, HealthSense had been looking ahead to explore new and innovative ways to keep connected and engaged with our clients. Our November 2019 Blog, Technology and Touch – Bridging the Divide, explored ways technology can keep seniors safe, independent and connected. MindSense, our cognitive enrichment... Read More

Bringing the Outside In

— From the moment we are born and draw our first breath of life, Mother Nature is there for us—promoting our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. As a society, we are becoming wiser about the health benefits of organically grown farm-to-table foods and how natural herbs and tinctures have informed the development of many pharmaceutical drugs... Read More

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Ton of Cure

— 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