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5 Benefits of Residential Assisted Living: What Families May Not Know
With an estimated 16% of Marylanders over the age of 65—almost 1 million people—more...
Walnut Creek, CA - Senior Living Advisors Can Help Find Memory Care Facilities
Walnut Creek, CA, has many reputable memory care facilities with unique features and benefits. A CSA can help narrow your search by assessing your loved one's needs, preferences, and budget. They can also provide valuable insights into the community's reputation, staff qualifications, and quality of care. Here are some factors to consider when evaluating memory care facilities. Read More
Concord, CA - When to Consider Independent Living Services | Assisted Care New
Independent living is often how your loved ones would like to spend their twilight years. It gives them freedom while providing a fun community to enjoy. However, knowing if this is their best situation can be tough. Read More
Estate Sales – Fast, Efficient, and Beneficial
At the end of April, I sat down with Susan Roddy, owner of Caring Transitions of Appleton, to talk about Estate Sales. Susan’s company helps seniors in the Fox Valley prepare for a move by providing personal assistance with downsizing, moving, new home set-ups and estate sales. 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
Tips for Finding Quality Dementia Care in Baltimore
Navigating Baltimore County’s many dementia care options can feel intimidating. Get help finding quality care with help from CarePatrol! 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
Talking with an aging parent about their life transition and care planning. 7 Tips for Planning the Senior Journey.
In addition to helping families navigate the best care placement options, CarePatrol is a source of support and a wealth of information. Outlined here are tactics that will make navigating the next steps easier. Best practices on how to approach an aging loved one, and have a conversation about this major life transition, include empathy, respect, honesty, and open-mindedness. Here are some of the most effective, guiding principles. 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
“My Wife is Having an Affair”
When Russ called my CarePatrol office, he was in tears. His daughter had given him my name, and told him I could help him with the problems he was experiencing. Read More
An Uncomfortable Conversation with Mom
When Roberta reached out to my CarePatrol office, she felt abandoned by her family and needed help. Her husband was the backbone of her family, and he had recently passed away from cancer. Read More
Finding Holiday Cheer in Assisted Living
When Shirley reached out to my CarePatrol office in the fall, her husband had recently died and she was struggling to make life work on her own. 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
Time Flies When Life Happens
When Gwen reached out to my CarePatrol office, she needed help with her parents. She was an accomplished attorney, mother of 3, soccer coach, wife, and all around strong and established woman. She told me that managing criminal trials, screaming soccer parents, and a police officer husband had nothing on dealing with her dad’s dementia. Read More

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