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
In recent years, evidence has mounted about the dangers of taking multiple, perhaps unnecessary, medications.
CONTINUE READING How Many Pills Are Too Many?
Have you or an aging parent ever had a poor experience in the hospital or the doctors office due to age? It happens all too often that when the elderly are misunderstood, it must mean that they are incapacitated in some way. Having an advocate available when an aging parent is going to the doctor is ideal so that there are no mistakes. Read on to learn more about the dangers our elders may face
CONTINUE READING Ageism in Healthcare
One of the most significant issues seniors face is losing independence. All other challenges seem to pale in comparison.
CONTINUE READING Living Life on Your Terms
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s what to know.
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When to worry about your ability to take care of your own finances.
CONTINUE READING At What Age Are You Too Old to Manage Your Money
If you think you cannot get osteoporosis because you are a man, think again!
CONTINUE READING Osteoperosis is Not Just For Women
Organizing your key information and getting your personal and financial affairs in order is a great gift to your loved ones.
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At the beginning of the New Year, it’s important for each of us to examine our health and lifestyle and plan for ways to improve in 2017.
CONTINUE READING The Dangers of Medication Mix-Ups
By Jill Poser, Director of Life Care Planning I began working with seniors back in 2008 when I chose to become certified as an ‘Aging-in-Place’ Specialist.
CONTINUE READING Who Needs an Advocate?
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.
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Are you wondering if a recent event was a senior moment or Alzheimer’s? Is it simple forgetfulness or dementia? Is this normal aging or something more serious?
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Do you have an aging parent who seems to be struggling with their medications? Are you concerned about drugs older adults should avoid? Medication Management is an vital aspect of what we provide at Advocare.
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Grandparent Scams have been around for a few years, and do not receive the attention they once did, but it does still continue to happen. Don’t be caught of guard. This can happen to your parents!
CONTINUE READING Grandparent Scams – Learn How to Keep Seniors Safe
Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects a person during the same season each year.
CONTINUE READING Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Seniors
Seniors, particularly those who may be living alone, are vulnerable to costly senior scams.
CONTINUE READING Avoid These Common and Costly Senior Scams
When families are providing dementia care, it can be really easy to talk for them or to talk about them without thought to their feelings.
CONTINUE READING Dementia Care – I Heard That!
At times, the elderly can have a hard time keeping track of their medications since it is likely they may be taking several. Though this article is very interesting and promising with the use of text messaging as a reminder to achieve medication adherence, the fact is that elderly adults may not be text message saavy, and therefore this would have little use for them. However, for those who are accustomed to using a smart
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Not taking time away from caregiving responsibilities can lead to bigger problems – caregiver burnout, stress, or poor health.
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Caregiving hurts. People disappoint, situations cause pain, the declines break your heart. The hurt can break us into pieces and cause us to question whether we’ll never become whole again.
CONTINUE READING Healing Our Caregiving Hurts