Author: Eric Corum

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 […]

reducing home medication errors

A Review of the Phillips Medication Dispensing Service Watching your parents grow old is at times a difficult experience. With an increase in hospital admissions comes an inevitable increase in prescribed medication, each with their own instructions and array of side effects. When this medication is not taken correctly the consequences can be dire. And while […]

Senior with Helper cost of care

Aging in Place and the Cost of Long Term Care The goal for the vast majority of seniors in the United States is to live in their home for as long as they can. The aging process, however, presents many hurdles that get in the way of achieving this. Luckily, many of these hurdles…

Helper Bee Grocery Shopping

Do you remember going grocery shopping with your mother when you were small? I certainly do. I was so proud that she entrusted me with going to get two gallons of milk while she was picking produce.

Helper Bees Home Care

There is a lot of confusion around the terms used in long-term care. You hear names like: home health, personal assistance, in-home companion, in-home care, etc. What do they all mean?

stairs going up

One of the first things that people think about when considering aging in place for a loved one is home modifications. There are a wide range of ways to make a home environment more friendly for the elderly such as…

senior belle weight lifting

As you age, physical activity and exercise is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. With seniors, however, compliance to an exercise regimen can be difficult. They may not be accustomed to exercising, they may not see what the big fuss is about, or there may even be some trepidation about trying something new.