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

Become a Delirium Detective and Save Lives!

— 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

Playing Santa for Seniors – What’s in Your Stocking?

— ‘Tis the season for shopping and the exasperation that comes with choosing that perfect gift for those we love is upon us! Selecting a gift for an older loved one can seem particularly daunting. Many seniors are trying to downsize and don’t want any more “stuff” and what with changing interests and abilities, what will... Read More

Technology and Touch: Bridging the Divide

— 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

Making a Business of Caring: Women Entrepreneurs in the Aging Life Care Profession

— October is National Women’s Small Business Month. As a credentialed Aging Life Care® professional and nurse care manager, I belong to the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) and am honored to serve on their national board. The practice of aging life care and the role of care providers have captured a national spotlight, as generations... Read More

Seniors and Superbugs

— Antibiotics are one of the marvels of modern medicine – they kill bacteria and stop infections in their tracks. In fact, we can thank our longevity in the modern era to the success of antibiotics. However, imagine now a world where the bacteria have out-foxed the antibiotic and are wreaking havoc with spreading ever more... Read More