Archive for the Aging in Place Category

Is There Such a Thing as a “Safe Discharge Plan”?

Is There Such a Thing as a “Safe Discharge Plan”?

A typical scenario is that an elderly person takes a fall at home. Whether or not there are resulting fractures, the family and/or physician is afraid

Aging in Place, Hospital Visits, Senior Care Tips

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Dementia Care and Running Interference

Dementia Care and Running Interference

Throughout her writing, caregiving expert Harriet Hodgson details her journey caring for her mother with memory disease. In her book “Alzheimer’s:

Aging in Place, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work for You

Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work for You

As we get older, many of our homes no longer work as well for us.  But most of us want to remain in the homes we love. Fortunately, there are many

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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9 Ways for Seniors to Get Involved!

9 Ways for Seniors to Get Involved!

Millions of aging Americans are reticent to give up on activities just because of their years on the calendar. Their refusal to fade into the sunset i

Aging in Place, Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Senior Psychology

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Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

“Sue” was one of our dementia clients with a daughter who was ahead of the technology curve. Five years ago, when we were caring for her mom, she

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Technology

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Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

As adult children taking care of elderly parents, we often consume most of our caregiving time addressing the medical problems and physical limitation

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

There is much scientific and anecdotal evidence to support the health benefits of pet ownership. According to Lynette Hart, Ph.D., studies have demons

Aging in Place, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

The beauty of winter turns part beast when arctic air, icy conditions, and mounds of snow prove particularly dangerous for older adults. If you are ta

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Communication is Critical to Successful Home Care

Communication is Critical to Successful Home Care

As a non-medical senior care provider, we occasionally have clients calling to ask, “Why don’t you train people how to make a bed?” The answer i

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Parents Care

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9 Caregiving Beliefs that Damage Families

9 Caregiving Beliefs that Damage Families

  “Mom’s in assisted living. Everything is okay.” Assisted living and nursing homes are helpful tools to help ensure that your agin

Aging in Place, Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Senior Finances

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