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Tips for Finding the Right Caregivers for a Loved One

By |2020-09-13T15:47:53-07:00September 16th, 2020|

As the average age of our population continues to rise, it’s more important than ever for families to have access to experienced, quality, trustworthy caregivers. As you learn about the geriatric care industry, you’ll discover that there is a demand for caregivers.  A caregiver’s credentials are certainly important to consider. However, you also need to

Where to Locate Senior Resources to Avoid Elder Abuse

By |2020-09-11T12:26:35-07:00September 9th, 2020|

Seniors are often at high risk for abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, many of these cases go unnoticed and unreported. As these problems are increasing, it’s more important than ever for families to take a proactive approach in protecting their loved ones. If you are a family member caring for a loved one, rest assured that

Want to Combat Senior Loneliness? Become a Pen Pal.

By |2020-08-06T12:27:05-07:00August 20th, 2020|

Most current news reports focus on COVID-19 test numbers and death counts. While these statistics are important, underlying concerns often go unaddressed. One of the biggest concerns of this pandemic is the loneliness many people are feeling.  Since the aging population is at the highest risk for COVID-19 complications, many of them are isolated during

Ways to Stay Close to Seniors Despite Physical Separation

By |2020-07-09T09:32:47-07:00July 15th, 2020|

We are living in unusual times. The COVID-19 outbreak has complicated even the simplest activities. Whether shopping for groceries or gathering with friends, a certain level of risk to one’s health is now part of everyday living. Wearing masks and socially distancing certainly helps minimize the risk, but they don’t completely eliminate the potential for

Signs It May Be Time to Seek In-Home Care for a Loved One

By |2020-06-03T10:20:43-07:00June 10th, 2020|

Older adults want to maintain their independence as long as possible. But the family may eventually reach a point where the senior needs additional care for daily activities. During this transition time, challenging decisions will need to be addressed, such as: where will the person live? Will they remain in their home? If so, who

Watch Out for These Coronavirus Scams

By |2020-05-06T13:44:12-07:00May 25th, 2020|

The aging population has always been a top target for scammers. It’s easy for seniors to be too trusting, especially when they are uninformed about the prevalence and strain of current scams. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about a huge increase in scams. While scammers target just about everyone, this crisis is an opportunity

Helping Loved Ones Cope with the Stress of COVID Isolation

By |2020-05-06T13:37:49-07:00May 11th, 2020|

Older adults have a high risk of isolation and loneliness. The current COVID-19 Pandemic  has intensified  concerns about their mental health. The “Shelter in Place” orders are impacting people of all ages, but older adults are significantly affected given that they are in the high-risk demographic. If you have a family member or neighbor who