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Mind Your Mental Health - Reactions to Caregiving
Caregiving can trigger a host of difficult emotions, including anger, fear, resentment, guilt, helplessness and grief. It’s important to acknowledge and accept what you’re feeling, both good and bad. Don’t beat yourself up over your doubts and frustrations. These feelings don’t mean that you resent your family member—they simply mean you’re human. 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
Mental Health & the Older Adult – Series
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, including as we age. Read More
Senior Living Options Explained- Nursing Homes Might Not Be What You Think They Are
In years past, most people referred to senior living collectively as nursing homes. There was no distinction between types of facilities and care needs. Seniors and their families had fewer options for varying requirements and preferences. While the world of senior living has changed significantly in recent years, there are still many people who remember the stigmas associated with nursing homes of old and are hesitant to consider senior living communities for themselves or a loved one. Read More
The Importance of Financial Planning for Older Adults
Navigating the costs of care and asset management, especially as one ages, can be complex. In 2021, it was estimated that 1 in 3 older adults aged 65+ is economically insecure. Read More
6 Mistakes You Can Avoid When Searching For Senior Care
Before you start the process of finding residential care or assisted living options, here are some tips that will make the experience more effective. 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
Senior vs Teen
Many of us that work remotely these days make Panera and Starbucks our office. I’ve had some very productive meetings over a Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew or Panera Mediterranean Bowl. Last month, a chance encounter at a lunch meeting resulted in a very unlikely friendship. 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
ADLs vs IADLs: Why Are They Important?
When thinking about care options, especially as one ages or for those living with a chronic condition, it is important to consider the support needed to complete activities of daily living (ADLs) to safely live at home. The inability to accomplish essential activities of daily living may lead to unsafe conditions and a poor quality of life. This episode provides information about the importance of activities of daily living and how caregivers can identify when more support is needed. Read More
Smart Tech for Healthy Aging - 2022 lineup
Living longer, better, and with more independence? Yes please! Read More
Navigating the Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's is never easy—it is a life-changing event that may lead to a range of emotions and questions. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and this figure is steadily growing. Read More
Senior Vaccinations: The long and short of it for 65 and over
What’s covered, what’s not, and what you need to know. Read More
Who is Eligible for Senior Living Care Services?
Over half of Americans in their 40’s today are “sandwiched” between caring for... 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
It's Never Too Late to Start Moving!
It’s important to take care of our physical well-being, especially as one ages. While... 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
Seeing the Possibilities - Eye Health and Independence for Older Adults
Taking care of your eyes should be a priority,  just like eating healthy and physical... Read More
The Beneficial Bond Between Older Adults and Pets
There’s nothing quite like the comfort a pet can bring, especially during or after a stressful event. Petting their fur and listening to their little noises can bring ease and tranquility that humans cannot. And it’s scientifically backed too. 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

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