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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... Read More
Aging in Place? Why Home Modifications are Important
Most older adults indicate they would like to remain in their homes as they age. However, they most likely have not considered the modifications needed to ensure their home is suitable for “aging in place.” Listen in as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist shares her insights on aging in place and how home modifications support safety and independence Read More
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
How to Deal With Stress
Everyone occasionally has that feeling of physical or emotional tension that stems from an event or thought and leaves you with a sense of frustration, anger, or nervousness. Stress is normal and it is how your body reacts to something that feels like a threat or a challenge. In small amounts, stress helps you to get things done or avoid danger. But chronic stress can take a toll on you emotionally, physically, and mentally. The insidious part of chronic stress is that you can become accustomed to it and, over time, may not even notice that it is happening. Read More
Technology Helps Seniors with Memory Issues to Stay Informed and Connected
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 6.5 million Americans over the age of 65 currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. You may be one of the more than 11 million people in the United States who are providing care for a parent, grandparent, spouse, or other loved one with memory issues. Thanks to advances in modern technology, there are ways to help seniors, especially those with dementia or other memory concerns, to stay engaged and help them live their best lives. Read More
The Benefits of a Living Estate Sale
As the baby boomer population continues to age, the need for quick, easy personal property sales continues to escalate, especially when preparing to downsize or move to a senior living community. This time can be a stressful one, particularly when years of saved “treasures” are factored into the equation. Listen in as an Estate Sales professional shares her insights on living estate sales, planning considerations, resources and more. Read More
National Social Work Month
Social workers strive to create equality every day. That’s why the theme of this year’s National Social Work Month is Breaking Barriers, according to the National Association of Social Workers. 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
Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes - What are the Differences?
Along the journey of aging, finding the right care solution can be confusing and overwhelming. Understanding the differences between care settings, including assisted living and nursing homes, can help older adults and caregivers find the right solution to meet their specific needs. 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
Thank a Nurse Today!
Did you know that nursing is the largest healthcare profession? According to The American Association of Colleges of Nursing, we are lucky enough to have almost 4.2 million registered nurses across the country. 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
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
Music Enhances Our Lives
Music serves as the soundtrack of our lives, with memories tied strongly to these songs and melodies. It can elevate our mood, give us a creative outlet and transport us back to a cherished time. The power of music is truly incredible. 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
When is the Right Time to Consider Memory Care?
Did you know that approximately 55 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias worldwide? For many who are living with AD or dementia, additional care may be needed as the disease progresses to help keep individuals safe. 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

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