Why Consider a Geriatric Care Manager?

Jan 11, 2017

Eventually, many of us will find ourselves in the position of helping with care arrangements for a loved one.  It might be a parent that needs some help around the house, or a sibling suffering from a disabling condition.  Whatever the reason, when the need for care arises, it’s usually an urgent matter that needs… read more »

Gift Ideas to Care for Your Caregiver

Dec 15, 2016

With Christmas just 10 days away, hopefully you’re getting into the spirit of the season with preparations for family and friends, making plans for another fun-filled holiday season.  As you’re making your list and checking it twice, don’t forget to consider your caregiver.  Few people will ever be as close to you and have as much of… read more »

9 Reasons Every Senior Should Consider a Pet 

Nov 10, 2016

              There’s never a better time to consider a pet companion than in our senior years. Study after study has shown countless benefits seniors gain from animal companions.  If something is missing in your loved one’s life, a new furry friend may be just the prescription for better health… read more »

Help Seniors Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

Oct 28, 2016

Everyone loves Halloween.  The parties, dressing up, the hustle of Halloween night with trick-or-treaters buzzing around…  It’s fun!  For most of us, It’s business as usual:  Break out the boxes of decorations, choose a costume, carve some pumpkins and have at it.  But for many seniors, especially those with mobility limitations or cognitive issues, Halloween can… read more »

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors – Think Beyond the Checklist!

Oct 6, 2016

With earthquake warnings in California and Hurricane Matthew approaching the Southeast coast, emergency preparedness is on a lot of our minds.  Everyone knows the basics for readiness; like water, food, first aid kit, etc.  For a useful summary of basic emergency supplies, the Red Cross has a great checklist here.  While the standard preparations will work fine… read more »

Caregiver Training 101

Aug 24, 2016

You’ve decided to engage a career in caregiving.  Congratulations!  Few occupations are as rewarding and fulfilling as providing care and helping improve someone’s quality of life.  It’s also a great time to be a caregiver as there’s never been a greater need for those with a passion for this work.  As the senior population continues to… read more »

Is it Really Alzheimer’s?

Jun 15, 2016

June kicked off National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month to share information and provide support for treatment and research of the disease that currently affects well over 5 million people just in the United States alone. Rightfully so, it’s on the minds of many of us who have aging loved ones or are maybe nearing… read more »

A Second Medical Opinion? Never a Bad Idea

Mar 16, 2016

It is not at all uncommon for patients to feel reluctant to seek out a medical opinion from a doctor other than their own. Studies have shown that the majority of patients are concerned that asking their doctor about getting a second opinion will create a rift in their doctor-patient relationship, which may negatively impact the… read more »

Be Aware of the Post-Holiday Blues!

Feb 2, 2016

A lot of attention is paid to seniors and holiday depression, but what about after the gifts have been returned, the menorah packed away, and the stale fruitcake thrown out? Loved ones and caregivers need to remember that winter begins within days of the major holidays, so after they wrap up, there are two months… read more »

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