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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.
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
Are My Parents Ready for Senior Living?
Are you wondering if it's time for your parents to move into a senior living community? Coming to the realization that your parents may not be able to do the things they did so effortlessly once before, can be very difficult. Read More
How to Choose a Senior Living Community
Just over 40 million Americans move each year, according to American Community Survey data. Anyone who has moved knows that the process of packing up your life and relocating is at the top of the list of stressful life events. Read More
The Right Time to Move Into Senior Living
As your loved ones age, you may find their habits change or their physical conditions present challenges. When do you know the right time to consider the need for a senior living community? Here are some common signs that may suggest it is time to learn more about the options. Read More
Time Flies When Life Happens
When Gwen reached out to my CarePatrol office, she needed help with her parents. She was an accomplished attorney, mother of 3, soccer coach, wife, and all around strong and established woman. She told me that managing criminal trials, screaming soccer parents, and a police officer husband had nothing on dealing with her dad’s dementia. Read More
Benefits of Senior Living
It can be hard to watch your loved one's age. Senior living can provide the trusted assistance you need. That’s right! Senior living communities provide so many great benefits, all of which help you to shoulder the caregiving burden for your beloved seniors. Read More
September is World Alzheimer’s Month – What You Need to Know.
September is World Alzheimer’s month and it is important. Alzheimer’s impacts millions of individuals globally and is the most prevalent form of dementia, with numbers escalating at an alarming rate. A leading cause of disability among the elderly, dementia is a collective name for neurological disorders which affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion. Read More
When Parental Care Becomes Family Feud
Familial infighting is nothing new. We experience it as a child, vying for the last piece of cake or the biggest slice of pizza. We compete with siblings for the lion’s share of mom or dad’s attention, and in the case of step-siblings, navigate a whole gamut of blended family complications. It is no wonder that families often disagree when it comes to caring for an aging parent Read More
Weekend Wisdom from One Of My Seniors
Aging and finding appropriate care in today’s environment can be complicated. When I spend time with seniors, helping them navigate the senior living process, they often benefit from my valuable insight into the care and conditions at various assisted living and memory care communities in our area. As I learn about their care needs, finances and social concerns, I often learn more life lessons from them than they learn from me. One weekend, I spent time with a gentleman named Karl. He gave me some gems that are very insightful into the aging process: Read More
Assisted Living vs. Independent Living
As seniors age and senior care becomes inevitable, you may be faced with choices regarding the type... 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
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
Smart Tech for Healthy Aging - 2022 lineup
Living longer, better, and with more independence? Yes please! 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
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
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

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