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Posts from Eric Klein
Senior vs Teen
Many of us that work remotely these days make Panera and Starbucks our office. I’ve had some very productive meetings over a Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew or Panera Mediterranean Bowl. Last month, a chance encounter at a lunch meeting resulted in a very unlikely friendship.
Avoiding Conflict with Aging Parents
One night I received a call from a daughter that was struggling to find care for her parents. She had been doing an excellent job scheduling their doctor appointments, managing their medications, shopping for groceries, preparing weekly meals, washing laundry, and maintaining their home. Now, she was burnt out. Read More
My Life is a Junk Drawer
Marcy called my CarePatrol office about her husband Marvin. He had dementia, and she wanted to know about assisted living options “for when he gets really bad.” Marvin’s Alzheimer’s was affecting his short-term memory and ability to have meaningful conversations. Read More
When Home is a Vulnerable Place
By CarePatrol CarePatrol is committed to helping families stay safe, whether it be at home... Read More
I've Got Dementia and These are my Family Rules
When Penny received her dementia diagnosis, she realized there may be a rough road ahead. The dementia journey can be challenging, and she immediately reached out to my CarePatrol office to put a plan in place for her future care needs. Penny had a unique self-awareness and ability to express herself. She was also aware of how others around her responded to her diagnosis. Our exchanges over the next few months were a fascinating insight into the early stages of dementia. Read More
“Caregiving Stinks”
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore When we exchange vows and state “in sickness and in... Read More
We Help Seniors Celebrate the Joy in Life and Find Solutions for the Suffering
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore Working with seniors every day means I get to meet some... Read More
Searching For Senior Care May Affect Your Job Performance
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore Finding care for an aging parent is a noble... Read More
Mourning the Death of a Spouse
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore When a spouse dies, your world changes. After the... Read More
Isolation for Seniors May Trigger Rapid Declines in Health
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore Prior To COVID-19, David and his wife were managing the... Read More
Will Mom Be Safe in Assisted Living?
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore Assisted Living is a unique blend of health care and... Read More
Our Spirits Are Strong
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore Throughout the virus crisis, CarePatrol has had many... Read More
The Senior Care Industry - Things I Know and Things I Don't Know
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore Things I don’t know: • What the senior... Read More
Today Was a Sad Day
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore Stay-at-home orders in Illinois are in place through the... Read More
Are You Scared?
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore A daughter called our CarePatrol office in... Read More
In Times Of Trouble, Where You Run Is Where You Trust
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore I received a call from a distraught family whose mom was... Read More
Let's Be the Strength to Those Who Have Lost All Hope
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore We are all in this coronavirus crisis together -... Read More
You Are Not Putting Me In A Nursing Home!
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore The terms assisted living community and nursing home are... Read More
We Are A Team
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore In spite of what we see in the news reports, healthcare... Read More
When Nurses Speak Out
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore Working with nurses that deal with seniors every day, I... Read More

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