Staying Safe during COVID.. Important things to remember

The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly. While it’s still true that the best way to stay safe is to limit your interactions with other people as much as possible and take precautions to prevent getting COVID-19 when you do interact with others, there are a few important things to remember. Do […]

How Family Caregivers Can Keep Loved Ones Safe as Stay-at-Home Orders Lift

Consider expert guidance and move forward at your own pace by Barry J. Jacobs, AARP, May 27, 2020 Shirley felt unsettled after ending the call with her adult son, Kyle. He had talked excitedly about their state’s announcement that the stay-at-home order had been lifted and that residents could assemble if they adhered to social distancing. He, his […]

Dividing and Conquering: How to Put Together a Caregiving Team for Your Aging Loved Ones

The majority of seniors say that they would prefer to “age in place”—by growing old in the homes they love. But when the time comes for your loved one to get extra help, how do you go about the complicated task of figuring out how much assistance they need? Luckily, there’s a process for this. […]

Coordinating your care: What’s the difference between a care manager and a patient healthcare advocate?

As seniors get older, their care needs increase. By the time a patient begins qualifying for senior care services like nursing homes, adult day care, or in-home care, their healthcare plans become comprehensive, ranging from help with housework, to daily caregiving to help to coordinating doctor’s visits and running their household. Coordinating those moving pieces […]

Addressing Common—and Under-Diagnosed—Health Challenges for the Elderly

According to the World Health Organization, people over the age of 65 account for 12 percent of the world’s population, and that number is projected to rise to 22 percent by 2050—an increase largely linked to the improvements in living conditions and healthcare worldwide. But with the lifespan of elders increasing, new challenges confront families, […]