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How to Choose a Senior Living Community
By many estimates, moving is one of—if not the—most stressful things a person will go...
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
Observing Patient Safety Awareness Week
Every year, Patient Safety Awareness Week is being observed to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety; this year, the week will be celebrated on March 13-19. Read More
American Heart Month: More than a Celebration, a Great Reminder to Take Care of #OurHearts
Celebrated every February, American Heart Month serves as a great reminder to individuals about the importance of taking care of our hearts, at all stages of life. Read More
Gratitude and Praise: Happy National Caregivers Day!
The third Friday in February is National Caregivers Day, honoring the men and women across the country who provide care to individuals in long-term and hospice care. Read More
Memory Care Support: Working Together to Find the Best Senior Care Solutions
Many times, what may seem like age-related forgetfulness in your older loved one may actually be a serious memory problem that needs professional support. Read More
#FightFlu This National Influenza Vaccination Week
The colder weather is here and with it the start to Influenza season. National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is observed every December as a reminder to get vaccinated against flu to be protected during the season. Read More
Looking for Senior Care Guidance? Our E-book Has You Covered
When it comes to senior care and living options, the process of finding the right one can feel overwhelming for everyone involved. At CarePatrol, we believe in focusing on the needs of each individual to ensure the best quality of care and quality of life. Read More
Knowing When To Get Help For Your Loved One With Dementia
It’s not always obvious when to ask for help, or when to make changes to the care that the... Read More
Fun Activities When Visiting Loved Ones
  53 activities you can do when visiting your loved ones Talk about what you... Read More
How to Help Family Caregivers During the Holidays
While the holidays are an exciting time, they can also add stress for many family caregivers. With... Read More
Caregiving Staff and Support Groups
Being a caregiver is incredibly rewarding. It’s also hard work. It can be overwhelming to... Read More

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