If you are a long distance caregiver taking care of your parents or other family, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager can be a lifesaver! We developed this primer to help those long-distance caregivers that are considering hiring a Professional Care Manager to help manage the care of their loved ones that live at a distance.
CONTINUE READING Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager
Caring for an ailing loved one can be an overwhelming, chaotic and stressful task.
CONTINUE READING The Cost of Caring For Aging Parents
Few things are more disturbing than stories of elder abuse. But while physical abuse and neglect of seniors gets plenty of attention, financial abuse of the elderly is less visible.
CONTINUE READING Look Who’s Defrauding Your Mom and Dad
Half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the risk of falls, according to new research.
CONTINUE READING Many Commonly Prescribed Drugs Taken By Older Adults Can Raise Risk of Falls
It’s a fate that baby boomers and seniors seek to escape: moving into a facility or in with their children.
CONTINUE READING Living at Home, But Not Home Alone
As baby boomers age, the number of adults who need some type of assistance will continue to rise.
CONTINUE READING How to Use Care When Hiring a Caregiver
Being physically active in middle age appears to help reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, suggest the findings from two new studies.
CONTINUE READING Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia
Navigating the maze of eldercare options can be challenging. A geriatric assessment can help you figure out the level of care your loved one needs.
CONTINUE READING When Should You Push for a Geriatric Assessment?
Efforts to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier and more cheaply are focusing on signs of the ailment in the eye and sense of smell.
CONTINUE READING Key to Detecting Alzheimer’s Early Could Be in the Eye
It’s important for seniors to see a doctor regularly to stay on top of any potential health issues.
CONTINUE READING Seniors Need Preventative Care
A lifetime engaging in intellectually stimulating pursuits may significantly lower your risk for dementia in your golden years, new research suggests.
CONTINUE READING Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests
In just 12 years, the oldest members of the huge baby-boom generation will turn 80. Many will need some kind of long-term care. A new study from says that care could vary dramatically in cost and quality depending on where they live.
CONTINUE READING How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care
While there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, new research indicates that there are a number of healthy lifestyle strategies that can help most people reduce the risk of getting it.
CONTINUE READING Health Strategies For Preventing Alzheimer’s
How do you keep Grandma safe from falls without making her feel like someone’s watching her every move?
CONTINUE READING New Technologies to Help Seniors Age in Place
Amy Seigel was recently interviewed on wrpbitv.com! Amy appeared on The Anything Bucket show to educate viewers on the many aspects of care management that Advocare provides to area South Florida residents.
CONTINUE READING Interview With Amy Seigel
Some reminders about detecting and treating strokes are offered as Stroke Awareness Month continues.
CONTINUE READING Know the Signs of Stroke
When vetting a home for a parent, look out for these red flags.
CONTINUE READING 5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes
If you or a loved one is reluctant to get a hearing aid, there are dozens of “personal sound amplification products” (PSAPs) that can help.
CONTINUE READING Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better
Here’s what I’ve learned in shopping for my wife’s funeral services: Start early, but don’t rush it. Each decision triggers more decisions. And the costs climb quickly.
CONTINUE READING A Caregiver’s Guide to Planning a Funeral
Many elderly people tend to be less outgoing the older they get, but those with hearing loss may become even more socially isolated.
CONTINUE READING Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated
Despite a narrow brush with a new reduction to Social Security benefits, seniors will not see the proposed move to a more conservative cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, in 2014.
CONTINUE READING What the Social Security COLA Means to Seniors