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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.
Spring Rejuvenation
With longer days and more sunshine, it’s a wonderful time for fresh starts, to shake up routines and become active. Read More
Reconciliation Day: Navigating Caregiving and the Transition to Senior Care
For families, thinking about the transition to senior care is not easy, especially when conflict may be part of the family dynamic. Read More
Observing Patient Safety Awareness Week
Every year, Patient Safety Awareness Week is being observed to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety; this year, the week will be celebrated on March 13-19. Read More
American Heart Month: More than a Celebration, a Great Reminder to Take Care of #OurHearts
Celebrated every February, American Heart Month serves as a great reminder to individuals about the importance of taking care of our hearts, at all stages of life. Read More
Gratitude and Praise: Happy National Caregivers Day!
The third Friday in February is National Caregivers Day, honoring the men and women across the country who provide care to individuals in long-term and hospice care. Read More
Memory Care Support: Working Together to Find the Best Senior Care Solutions
Many times, what may seem like age-related forgetfulness in your older loved one may actually be a serious memory problem that needs professional support. Read More
#FightFlu This National Influenza Vaccination Week
The colder weather is here and with it the start to Influenza season. National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is observed every December as a reminder to get vaccinated against flu to be protected during the season. Read More
Looking for Senior Care Guidance? Our E-book Has You Covered
When it comes to senior care and living options, the process of finding the right one can feel overwhelming for everyone involved. At CarePatrol, we believe in focusing on the needs of each individual to ensure the best quality of care and quality of life. Read More
Knowing When To Get Help For Your Loved One With Dementia
It’s not always obvious when to ask for help, or when to make changes to the care that the... Read More
Fun Activities When Visiting Loved Ones
  53 activities you can do when visiting your loved ones Talk about what you... Read More
How to Help Family Caregivers During the Holidays
While the holidays are an exciting time, they can also add stress for many family caregivers. With... Read More
Caregiving Staff and Support Groups
Being a caregiver is incredibly rewarding. It’s also hard work. It can be overwhelming to... Read More
Understanding Senior Housing Options
Navigating a major change in a loved one’s living situation can be stressful. It’s an emotional time, and with the sheer volume of options and details, it can become overwhelming very quickly. We’re here and ready to help. We spend thousands of hours each year pre-screening care and housing solutions, and we know your local communities from the inside out. Read More
How CEU Educators Helped Healthcare Workers Remain Licensed Through the Pandemic
The pandemic threatened even the licensures of healthcare workers who were suddenly left unable to obtain their required Continuing Education Units (CEUs). That’s when two providers of CEU instruction, Katie Cochran and Jay Jones, recognized the problem and decided to do something about it. Read More
8 Mistakes Families Make When Looking For Senior Care
Searching for assisted living or residential care by yourself can be an eye-opening experience for... Read More
Tips on Improving Communication with your Parent's Medical Team
5 Tips on Improving Communication with your Parent's Medical Team Read More
Just in Time? The Decision to Move to Assisted Living
Mom and Dad planned ahead for assisted living and chose their own community - a rare story. 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
6 Fall Prevention Methods Used by Senior Communities
One of the biggest challenges facing assisted living facilities is the prevention of falls. Falls... Read More

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