Month: October 2016

My mother is relatively healthy. She still works a full-time job and drives herself to work everyday. She is also a paraplegic. So when she fell out of her wheelchair and broke her leg a couple of years ago, I was worried.

If you are looking to either get into or become more proficient in the senior care space, there is one quality that you must absolutely have: Dependability. The importance of this cannot be overstated.

I have seen a number of elderly seniors who have undergone hip replacements. The typical thread of events usually goes like this:

I recently read an excellent blog post from the Parenting Our Parents organization about geriatric depression. Shortly after reading that I ran across a new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society that concluded:

Finding the right caregiver for an elderly relative can be a challenge. One of the best things that you can do before hiring someone is to spend a few minutes and write down all your expectations.

I am a huge fan of intergenerational activities. Few things brighten up the face of a senior like a child. Even if the senior has severe neurological impairments associated with Alzheimer’s/dementia, the positive effects of engaging with a child are pretty obvious.

senior lady on the phone contingency planning

This last weekend, I had an employee contact me early in the morning to tell me that her car had broken down and she could not get to one of our elderly client’s house.  With such short notice I could not find anyone else to go out and help the client so I went to […]