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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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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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8 Tips for Family Caregivers

8 Tips for Family Caregivers

1.  Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right.  Reward yourself with respite breaks often. “Because caregiver burnout is a serious con

Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Seniors and Reverse Adolescence

Seniors and Reverse Adolescence

It’s not unusual for seniors to exhibit a variety of unexpected changes in behaviors as they age. For example, seniors sometimes become difficult or

Caregiving, End of Life, Hospice, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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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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The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

In 2014, when I flew out to visit old family friends “Ginny and Lars,” I was sad to see Ginny meeting me at the airport in a scooter. Since her di

Falls, Parents Care, Physical Therapy, Senior Health Concerns

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Summer Travel with Seniors

Summer Travel with Seniors

Summers are often the ideal time for family to travel with elderly parents on vacations, to reunions, or on group outings with family and friends. Whe

Parents Care, Senior Travel

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Case Management: What Is It and How Can It Benefit My Loved One and Me

Anyone caring for elderly family members knows the amount of time it takes to coordinate their care. There might be in-home senior care providers invo

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

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When People with Dementia Repeat Themselves

When People with Dementia Repeat Themselves

As I was visiting with a new client to initiate services for her in her home, she told me the same story over and over and over again!  Her son told

Alzheimer's, Dementia

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Managing Medications is Crucial to a Senior’s Well-Being

Managing Medications is Crucial to a Senior’s Well-Being

Dad cuts his daily blood pressure tablets in half to save money.  Some days, Mom forgets to take her prescription drugs.  The wrong medications.  T

Aging in Place, Medication Management, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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