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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
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
Are You Ready for Valentine's Day?
You’ve been celebrating Valentine’s Day for years, but how well do you really know this magical holiday? Take our Valentine’s Day Quiz and see if you know as much as Cupid! Read More
A Parent's Passing: Lessons Learned from a Daughter and Senior Care Professional
Along the journey of caregiving, one may encounter many paths—some are filled with empathy and growth and others with doubt and guilt. All of these emotions and changes are part of a bigger conversation that, when shared with your loved one, may lead to better care and a better quality of life. Read More
Celebrating National Senior Independence Month
Seniors are thriving! February is National Senior Independence Month and the perfect time to embrace ways to help our loved ones feel confident and stay safe. Whether at home, living in a senior community, or visiting a senior center, there are activities that can enrich the lives of our loved ones and engage their passions and creativity. 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
A New Year’s Resolution: Address Caregiver Guilt
Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of a sudden due to a crisis, many emotions surface when you take on the job of caregiver. And all of your emotions, good and bad, about caregiving, are not only allowed but valid and important. 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 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
Living with Gratitude: The Important Role of Family Caregivers
It is estimated that 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of unpaid, “informal” care each year to adult family members and friends with chronic illnesses or conditions that prevent them from handling daily activities such as bathing, managing medications or preparing meals on their own (National Caregiver Alliance). Read More
National Hot Tea Month
Did you know that tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, after water? It’s true! Tea lovers have over 1,500 varieties to choose from. 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
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
Tips for a Safe & Merry Holiday Season
The long-awaited holiday season is a time for connecting with family and friends and celebrating traditions. This special time, while a joyous one, can also be eye-opening for families with older adults. Read More
What is Palliative Care vs. End of Life Care?
Planning for care during a serious illness or after being diagnosed with a life-limiting condition can be very challenging. Many older adults choose hospice or palliative care to support pain management or alleviate discomfort. Nearly 2 million older adults receive hospice care or palliative care each year, and the number continues to grow. Read More

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