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After-Hospital Care for Seniors: What Families Should Know
When an older adult is admitted to the hospital or rehabilitation facility, it can be a stressful...
Occupational Therapists Change Lives Each Day
If you have a parent, spouse, or loved one who has encountered struggles with daily tasks, you know that the frustration can be daunting. Aging can make doing things that used to be simple much more complicated. Sometimes, a little help can make all the difference. Read More
Does My Loved One Need Senior Care? Top Signs It May Be Time
One of the hardest things about caring for an elderly loved one is knowing when to broach the... Read More
Having Conversations About Senior Living: Top Tips for Families
The first time you notice a change in your parents or older loved ones it can be hard to accept, to... Read More
When to Consider Senior Living Options
The holiday season was a heartwarming time to spend quality time with family and friends. While sharing a festive meal, opening presents, and creating new memories, you may have noticed some things that cause concern about an aging loved one. Read More
Tips for In-Person & Virtual Senior Living Community Tours
The process of choosing a senior living community for your loved one can be complex. Just like an... Read More
Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
According to the CDC, almost 12 million people who are over 40 years old in the United States, have vision impairment. Since your eyesight is important, helping you to process the world around you, taking care of your eyes is essential to your overall health. Read More
Not Your Grandma’s Bingo Night: Modern Activities for Seniors
When you think of senior living activities, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?... Read More
Holiday Visits: Be Aware of the Signs an Aging Parent’s Needs Have Changed
Spending time with family is one of the biggest gifts of the holiday season. Since we’re all trying to accomplish so much and find ourselves spread thin, this might be one of the few chances for extended relatives to be in one place, enjoying each other’s company. Read More
A Beginner’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
As the people in our lives get older, it’s natural for their mental and physical abilities to... Read More
How to Choose a Senior Living Community
By many estimates, moving is one of—if not the—most stressful things a person will go... Read More
How Healthcare Tech is Revolutionizing Senior Care
Most people don’t think about technology when they think of senior citizens. But... Read More
When It's Difficult to Love an Older Loved One
The natural instinct for adult children to want to ensure the best care for their parents as they age is hard wired as they continue to seek their parents’ approval. Having some tips to navigate this new territory can make a difference in the lives of both adult children and their parents who need care. Read More
Can I Afford Senior Living Care? Getting the Care You Need
If your loved one turned 65 in America today, they have almost a 70% chance of needing long-term... Read More
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
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. 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
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
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

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