Is Your Parents' Home Safe?
Is your parents’ home safe to live in? It may seem like a simple question, but it’s actually quite complicated. There are many factors that indicate if a home is a good fit for an older adult and many red flags if it won’t be a good option long-term.
Residential Assisted Living – What You Need to Know
In Baltimore there are 3 types of assisted living and memory care facilities: continuous care retirement communities (12 of them), assisted living communities (40), and residential assisted living (613 RALs). Read More
Be Sure When Managing Medications
Since doctors prescribe exactly what needs to be taken, noncompliance — not following your doctor’s recommendations for treatment — can be very dangerous. Many adults aren’t purposefully noncompliant, they just don’t understand the schedule or how the medication works. By Rebekah Alcalde Read More
The Silver Tsunami and what it means for Assistive Living, LTC and Home Health. Goals, Trends, Quality of Life
Over the next 3 decades, the number of people over 65 will double, from 40 million to over 80 million. And those over 85 years old will be the largest segment of this growing senior cohort. Read More
The Code of Maryland Regulations as Applied to Residential Assisted Living Facilities
To be licensed as a Residential Assisted Living facility (RAL) in the State of Maryland, you must follow the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) http://www.dsd.state.md.us/COMAR/searchall.aspx. The code provides detailed regulations for procedural, safety and health protocols within the senior living industry. Read More
Post Operative Delirium
Confusion, delirium, marked sleepiness, disorientation, hallucinations, agitation, aggression, these changes in mental function may be caused by post-operative delirium if they are occurring after a surgery that required anesthesia. Post-operative delirium is one of the most common surgical complications for older adults according to The American Geriatrics Society. Read More
Seniors and Telemedicine – COVID’s Impact On Care Delivery
COVID19 capitulated telemedicine into the must-have solution for virtual care that only a global... Read More
In the Time of COVID, Make Tough Decisions With a Clear Mind. Advance Directives are More Important Than Ever.
By CarePatrol of Baltimore Big discussions now save bigger headaches later. Last Will... Read More
Leveraging Expertise In Senior Placement In The Face Of Covid-19
By CarePatrol of Baltimore Finding the right placement for a loved one is never an easy task.... Read More
Seniors at Risk for Fraudulent Credit Card Charges
By CarePatrol of Baltimore Fraudulent credit card charges are not a new thing. However,... Read More