Safety

Summer Tips for Seniors

2019-06-21T20:13:16+00:00

Maybe Mom won't need the A/C this summer... It's been cool... too cool and too rainy. In light of the weather disasters that are going on all over the country, it's rather a non-issue. However, we keep our winter wardrobe handy and worry about what we planted last weekend hoping it survives. [...]

Summer Tips for Seniors 2019-06-21T20:13:16+00:00

Winter: Greys, Whites, and BLUES.

2019-01-17T17:14:13+00:00

Winter: Greys, Whites, and BLUES. We’ve been spoiled. It's January, and the weather is in the high 40’s, birds are singing, and there are no snow bankings. Can it last? Sadly, no. If our friendly Meteorologists are right, flakes may fly before this article goes to print. It’s not just the snow and [...]

Winter: Greys, Whites, and BLUES. 2019-01-17T17:14:13+00:00

Elders: Easy Targets

2019-04-03T20:16:02+00:00

Elders: Easy Targets Elder Abuse As attention grows in print and on news outlets, communities gather to get the message out about this horrendous epidemic. Elder Abuse is categorized into seven different subsets: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, confinement, passive neglect, willful deprivation, and financial exploitation. According to the National Council [...]

Elders: Easy Targets 2019-04-03T20:16:02+00:00

“Dad, this milk expired a month ago.” Yikes!

2019-01-06T21:58:47+00:00

"Dad, this milk expired a month ago." Yikes! Proper Nutrition and Hydration Are KEY Have you ever looked deeply in the fridge and found items that should have been discarded long ago? You are not alone. In a recent blog post, we talked about the importance of taking the correct medications. In [...]

“Dad, this milk expired a month ago.” Yikes! 2019-01-06T21:58:47+00:00

I’m Handling Mom’s Medications… HELP!

2019-01-06T16:19:06+00:00

I'm Handling Mom's Medications... HELP! A Recipe for Success. After two trips to the Emergency Room for dizziness and some disorientation, it was determined that Nicole’s mom was confusing her medications. She was seriously dehydrated, which brought her blood pressure down, as she had been taking four of her diuretic medications each [...]

I’m Handling Mom’s Medications… HELP! 2019-01-06T16:19:06+00:00

What’s the Plan?

2019-01-06T05:21:34+00:00

What's the Plan? The plan, or the "nuts and bolts" of intervention, depends on the challenges that our elder loved ones are facing. As we all know, many elders are experts at hiding their areas of need and vulnerability. Many times, putting their best foot forward, causing the onlooker to think that “everything [...]

What’s the Plan? 2019-01-06T05:21:34+00:00

Thanks, but I don’t need any help.

2019-01-06T04:50:38+00:00

"Thanks, but I don’t need any help." The old saying goes, that it’s hard to sell underarm deodorant to someone who doesn’t think they smell… Similarly, much of the barrier in getting help for elders, who very much need it, is difference of opinion. Memory, visual, and other sensory losses can mask problems [...]

Thanks, but I don’t need any help. 2019-01-06T04:50:38+00:00

Senior Emergency Preparedness

2019-01-06T03:52:07+00:00

Essentials for Elder Wellness and Safety How do we begin? When it comes to elder wellness and safety, the list of areas needing attention is long. Let’s start with “being prepared.” The first step is knowing where the risks are. Once we determine your areas of vulnerability, we can identify what to [...]

Senior Emergency Preparedness 2019-01-06T03:52:07+00:00

Caring Voice

2019-07-12T18:23:34+00:00

Caring Voice Elder Health and Wellness Blog for Your Loved Ones Original, insightful, and absolutely essential elder health and wellness expertise for seniors and their families. Plan ahead and be prepared. You don't have to go it alone. Did you know that we have a radio show on North Shore 104.9 every Sunday at [...]

Caring Voice 2019-07-12T18:23:34+00:00

What Do Mom and Dad Want?

2019-01-06T04:20:44+00:00

What Do Mom and Dad Want? In the college application process, you don’t apply for admission and pack the car the week before classes start. It just doesn’t work that way. The same strategy holds true in the planning process for elder care needs. Every family has unique needs and wants. Some elders [...]

What Do Mom and Dad Want? 2019-01-06T04:20:44+00:00