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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.
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
Healthy Tips for Older Women
Today, aging successfully is in focus more than ever, and it’s become apparent that there are some health risks that are more common in women than men. By Rebekah Alcalde Read More
Be Sure When Managing Medications
Since doctors prescribe exactly what needs to be taken, noncompliance — not following your doctor’s recommendations for treatment — can be very dangerous. Many adults aren’t purposefully noncompliant, they just don’t understand the schedule or how the medication works. By Rebekah Alcalde Read More
Elders and Abuse
When someone hears terms like neglect, exploitation, physical abuse, mental/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, they probably don’t connect them to the seniors in their life. Read More
Celebrating Our Inspiring Women Today and Every Day
Celebrated in March, International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month highlight the contributions and impact made by women throughout history and society. Read More
Celebrating Spring, Health and Wellness: Wellderly Week 2022
The beginning of Spring is nature’s way of hitting the restart button and surprising us with new scenery. For many, this is a time of updating spaces, attitudes and outlooks on life. For older adults, Wellderly Week provides an opportunity to enjoy their free time and redefine “acting your age.” Read More
Taking the Keys Away from you Aging Parents
Have mom or dad come dangerously close to getting into an accident recently? If so, it may be time to have another one of those “talks.” By Rebekah Alcalde Read More
The Silver Tsunami and what it means for Assistive Living, LTC and Home Health. Goals, Trends, Quality of Life
Over the next 3 decades, the number of people over 65 will double, from 40 million to over 80 million. And those over 85 years old will be the largest segment of this growing senior cohort. Read More
Aging Well In America
Longevity, or living a long life, is what we strive for as we age. Healthy, active, longevity. And there are solid guidelines available to help us to get there. No big secret, no magic elixir needed, and it is not as hard as you might think. Read More
Post Holiday Depression & Seniors
January brings a bit of sadness or depression to many of us, but for seniors it can be even more significant. So how can we, the caregivers, help? Make plans! Read More
How CEU Educators Helped Healthcare Workers Remain Licensed Through the Pandemic
The pandemic threatened even the licensures of healthcare workers who were suddenly left unable to obtain their required Continuing Education Units (CEUs). That’s when two providers of CEU instruction, Katie Cochran and Jay Jones, recognized the problem and decided to do something about it. Read More
Tips on Improving Communication with your Parent's Medical Team
5 Tips on Improving Communication with your Parent's Medical Team Read More
When Home is a Vulnerable Place
By CarePatrol CarePatrol is committed to helping families stay safe, whether it be at home... Read More
How to Prevent Falls in Your Aging Parent's Home
By CarePatrol of Overland Park-Topeka Did you know, according to the National Council on Aging,... Read More
The Different Types of Dementia
We get asked all the time about the different types of dementia. Many people don’t realize just how many there are. Here’s our no fuss overview of what you need to know. Read More
Post Operative Delirium
Confusion, delirium, marked sleepiness, disorientation, hallucinations, agitation, aggression, these changes in mental function may be caused by post-operative delirium if they are occurring after a surgery that required anesthesia. Post-operative delirium is one of the most common surgical complications for older adults according to The American Geriatrics Society. Read More
Family caregiving must adapt as life returns to normal
How a family caregiver can re-enter the physical workforce after the pandemic. Read More

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