Ageism in Healthcare

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

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Who Needs an Advocate?

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.

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Are There Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid?

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 – Learn How to Keep Seniors Safe

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!

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Avoid These Common and Costly Senior Scams

Seniors, particularly those who may be living alone, are vulnerable to costly senior scams.

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For Older Adults With Dementia, Transitions in Care Can Increase Risk for Serious Problems

Good dementia care emphasizes the need for familiar people and familiar environments, and this can be more difficult to support when too many transitions take place.

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Being Supportive to the Senior with Alzheimer’s Improves Home Safety

There are so many ways to improve senior home safety, but even doing everything possible is not going to completely guarantee somebody else’s safety at home, including an elderly individual.

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Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place

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Senior-Friendly Technology for Caregivers

These smart health monitoring systems offer inexpensive convenience and relief to caregivers while enhancing the independence and dignity of those for whom they care.

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5 Household Adjustments Needed Prior to Home Care

When you are providing in home care, it’s important that you consider how this will impact your caree, you, your family, and especially the home where you will be providing care.

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Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky

After a stroke, driving skills may be impaired, two new studies suggest.

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Taking Care of Elderly Parents Across State Lines

You love your parents, but you have your own life to deal with – and all the responsibilities that go along with it.

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Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.

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Cheer Plan For Managing the Holidays With Aging Parents

We’re likely to see our aging parents and relatives over the holidays, and if our parents are lonely, or beginning to have trouble living independently, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.

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Look Who’s Defrauding Your Mom and Dad

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.

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Many Commonly Prescribed Drugs Taken By Older Adults Can Raise Risk of Falls

Half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the risk of falls, according to new research.

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More Financial Fraudsters are Targeting Seniors

Financial fraudsters have long preyed on the elderly. But with roughly 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the elderly population is growing so quickly that instances of financial fraud affecting the elderly are becoming ever more common.

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How Seniors Manage to Adapt

Many older adults want to live independently, without relying on assistance from others, for as long as they can. But how often does that actually happen?

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How to Help Seniors Extend Their Driving Years

With more and more Americans driving well into their 70s, 80s and beyond, there are lots of tips, tools and programs available today to help seniors drive safer and longer.

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High-tech Gadgets Monitor Seniors’ Safety at Home

Research is growing with high-tech gadgets that promise new safety nets for seniors determined to live on their own for as long as possible.

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