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Posts from Mary Ann Pickell
Know The Signs Of Caregiver Burnout
There aren’t enough hours in the day. Which means your brain can go into overdrive in the early hours of the morning, worrying. Did you remember to pay the insurance? Is there enough milk in the refrigerator for breakfast? Will you have enough time to get Mom to her doctor’s appointment after work? And once you start thinking, the avalanche of concerns just keeps piling up.
Tips for Transitioning Your Loved One into Senior Living
It can be challenging for your loved one to leave the home and neighbors they’ve always known into a new community of strangers. How do they deal with the complex emotions of transitioning and adjust to their new way of life? Read More
ADLs vs IADLs: Why It’s Important to Understand the Difference
As your loved one ages or battles a health condition, they may be unable to perform crucial Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) necessary for safe and independent living. When considering care options, it’s important to understand the distinction between ADLs and IADLs. Knowing what your loved one can and cannot do by themselves will help you determine the appropriate level of care and support they need to stay independent. Read More
August 17th is Baby Boomer Recognition Day.
This iconic group has straddled the analog and digital realms. They have experienced the changes that technology has brought to our lives, embracing this evolution and being the early adopters of devices that connect us all. 78% of baby boomers are online and at least 82% have at least one social media account! Read More
CarePatrol Is Here To Help Alleviate Caregiver Stress
Did you know that an estimated 66% of caregivers are female? According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, the average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who works outside the home and provides up to 20 hours each week of unpaid caregiving to a loved one. Female caregivers provide as much as 50% more time providing care than male counterparts. Read More
Can You Feel the Heat? Staying Hydrated this Summer is Very Important!
The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, and it's that time of the year when we all want to soak up some rays and enjoy the great outdoors. But hold on just a second! Read More
Happy Father's Day!
Father’s Day is a very special day. You can make it one that Dad and the rest of your family will truly enjoy. Let your creativity shine as you consider how you can tailor these activities to make the dads, grandfathers and other dad figures in your life have a wonderful day! Read More
4 Additional Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Senior Care
A few months back, we discussed 4 common mistakes to avoid when looking for senior care. We received an overwhelming response, and today, we are excited to present 4 additional mistakes you should avoid. Read More
Technology Helps Seniors with Memory Issues
Many of us will be impacted by a loved one receiving a diagnosis of a memory issue like dementia. Dementia refers to a deterioration in cognitive function that surpasses the normal memory decline that happens with biological aging. Read More
How to Deal with Stress
April is Stress Awareness Month. It is a gift, an opportunity to take some time to be still and reflect upon the stress levels that we are experiencing. While stress is something that can be helpful and protect us in the short term, chronic stress can impact our physical well-being. Read More
4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Senior Care
As your loved ones age, you may be responsible for finding the right senior care for them. This can be overwhelming, especially if you lack the right resources to guide you. Despite the best intentions, there are some mistakes family members make when weighing their options. By being aware of these mistakes, you can take steps to avoid them and ensure your loved one receives the best senior care possible. Read More
Significant Holidays in February
February welcomes significant holidays like Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, Groundhog Day…and National Senior Independence Month! Learn about some of the holidays being observed this month. Read More
Caring for Parents and Children at the Same Time
If your worries often switch between concern for your aging parents and your children, you may be part of the group known as the “sandwich generation.” Most likely, you’re between 40-59 years old and are a part of Generation X, though about 19% of this group are millennials under 40 and over 10% are over the age of 60. Read More
How to Choose a Quality Senior Care Expert
When selecting a senior care expert to assist you with the needs of your elderly loved one, it is important to take the time to research and evaluate the various options available. It is essential to find an experienced professional who can provide quality elder care services that will meet both you and your family member's specific needs. Read More
Tips For Celebrating The Holidays
The holiday season can be an amazing time full of magic and joy. For seniors, this time of year may also include feelings of loneliness and stress. Here are some ways to help the seniors in our lives feel connected and full of cheer: Read More
Are My Parents Ready for Senior Living?
Are you wondering if it's time for your parents to move into a senior living community? Coming to the realization that your parents may not be able to do the things they did so effortlessly once before, can be very difficult. Read More
How to Choose a Senior Living Community
Just over 40 million Americans move each year, according to American Community Survey data. Anyone who has moved knows that the process of packing up your life and relocating is at the top of the list of stressful life events. Read More
The Right Time to Move Into Senior Living
As your loved ones age, you may find their habits change or their physical conditions present challenges. When do you know the right time to consider the need for a senior living community? Here are some common signs that may suggest it is time to learn more about the options. Read More
Benefits of Senior Living
It can be hard to watch your loved one's age. Senior living can provide the trusted assistance you need. That’s right! Senior living communities provide so many great benefits, all of which help you to shoulder the caregiving burden for your beloved seniors. Read More
Assisted Living vs. Independent Living
As seniors age and senior care becomes inevitable, you may be faced with choices regarding the type... Read More

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