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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
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
Who is Eligible for Senior Living Care Services?
Over half of Americans in their 40’s today are “sandwiched” between caring for... 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
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
Bringing Awareness to Brain Injuries
Every March, Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed to shed light on various aspects of brain injury. These injuries occur due to a variety of causes, including falls, forceful impact to the head or penetration by sharp objects, and more. This is an issue highly affecting older people due to a higher proportion of fall-related brain injuries. 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
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
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
Celebrating Black History Month
Every February, Black History Month celebrates the achievements of African Americans and their important role and impact throughout the history of the United States. 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
Observing Low Vision Awareness Month
Low Vision Awareness Month is every February, and it is a time to spread awareness about vision rehabilitation and how it supports individuals to live full, active lives. Read More
Send love to a Caregiver on National Call a Friend Day
National Call a Friend Day is a great reminder to take a few minutes to greet a friend, share the love and show support for a caregiver in your life. 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
Understanding Senior Housing Options
Navigating a major change in a loved one’s living situation can be stressful. It’s an emotional time, and with the sheer volume of options and details, it can become overwhelming very quickly. We’re here and ready to help. We spend thousands of hours each year pre-screening care and housing solutions, and we know your local communities from the inside out. Read More
Just in Time? The Decision to Move to Assisted Living
Mom and Dad planned ahead for assisted living and chose their own community - a rare story. Read More
The Code of Maryland Regulations as Applied to Residential Assisted Living Facilities
To be licensed as a Residential Assisted Living facility (RAL) in the State of Maryland, you must follow the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) http://www.dsd.state.md.us/COMAR/searchall.aspx. The code provides detailed regulations for procedural, safety and health protocols within the senior living industry. Read More

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