When Adult Children Become Caregivers Geriatric Care Managers Can Help

According to statistics from the National Institute on Aging, there were 37 million people age 65 or older in 2006, that’s 12 percent of the population.  By 2030, as the Baby Boomer generation ages, that number is predicted to rise dramatically.  Projections forecast that approximately 71.5 million people – about 20 percent of the population […] Read more »

How to Get the Most From Your Doctor’s Visits

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If you have visited a doctor recently, you may well feel frustrated by the limited amount of time you had to discuss your health issues and concerns with your personal physician. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physicians typically spend just 20 minutes at most with each patient they see. Read more »

Independent Living for Seniors: Is It Time To Choose In-Home Care for Your Mother or Father?

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Are your parents in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or older? Have you noticed that your mom or dad is having difficulty bathing, getting dressed, cooking meals, cleaning house, driving, gardening, managing bills and/or keeping paperwork filed and organized? Have your parents reached a point where they need help with the tasks of daily living, but […] Read more »

Flu Season Tips for Caregivers and People 65 or Older

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Flu season is here. If you are 65 or older, or caring for people 65 and older, it’s important to get your flu shot and take other steps to protect yourself and others from catching and spreading the flu virus. Seniors are especially susceptible to the flu and its complications because immune systems weaken with […] Read more »

Elder Abuse Alert: Is Your Caregiving Agency Sending Dangerous or Unqualified Caregivers Into Your Home?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society reports that many home health care agencies fail to conduct background checks, criminal checks, drug testing or other screenings on caregivers before sending them into clients’ homes. “Consumers need to be aware that they may not be getting the safe, qualified caregiver they […] Read more »

Should I Hire a Private Individual for In-Home Nursing Care?

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If you or a family member are in need of in-home nursing care, you may be worried about the cost of in-home care. Why not save money by hiring an individual directly to care for you or your loved one in your home, instead of going through an agency? Here are important things you should […] Read more »