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Posts in the Owner Voices category from Paula Sotir
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
Healthy Tips for Older Women
Today, aging successfully is in focus more than ever, and it’s become apparent that there are some health risks that are more common in women than men. By Rebekah Alcalde 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
Elders and Abuse
When someone hears terms like neglect, exploitation, physical abuse, mental/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, they probably don’t connect them to the seniors in their life. Read More
Taking the Keys Away from you Aging Parents
Have mom or dad come dangerously close to getting into an accident recently? If so, it may be time to have another one of those “talks.” 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
Aging Well In America
Longevity, or living a long life, is what we strive for as we age. Healthy, active, longevity. And there are solid guidelines available to help us to get there. No big secret, no magic elixir needed, and it is not as hard as you might think. Read More
Post Holiday Depression & Seniors
January brings a bit of sadness or depression to many of us, but for seniors it can be even more significant. So how can we, the caregivers, help? Make plans! 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
The Different Types of Dementia
We get asked all the time about the different types of dementia. Many people don’t realize just how many there are. Here’s our no fuss overview of what you need to know. 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
Senior Dehydration
With warmer weather finally making its way to us, it’s time to talk about a common but extremely serious topic that affects us all, but especially seniors — dehydration. By Rebekah Alcalde Read More
Living Well, Aging Well
By CarePatrol Baltimore Perspective is an amazing thing. The way you look at life changes as you... 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
Becoming a Certified Dementia Care Trainer
By CarePatrol of Baltimore Dementia is a spectrum of disorders of the brain, most commonly... Read More
The Many Different Dimensions of Dementia
By CarePatrol of Baltimore Most of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease and have a sense... 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

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