10 Ways to Survive the Holiday Season With Your Elderly Parent!

Do you struggle with your elderly parent during the holidays? There are plenty of ways to ensure you have a calm and peaceful season with your mom or dad, that don’t include pharmacutical interventions (for you or them). This eight week stretch between Thanksgiving and New Years is the most stressful time of the year […]

Nursing Home Neglect? Call This Community Resource!

Is your elderly parent receiving poor care in a nursing home or assisted living community? Are you sick and tired of  your complaints falling on deaf ears? In each and every care community in this country, an advocate is assigned to help residents resolve problems and  improve quality of life. You need to know about […]

Are You a Caregiver Worried About Finances? 6 Ways to Ease Your Burden!

Caring for an elderly parent can take a financial toll on baby boomers and put your own retirement at risk.  If you’ve retired early or quit a job to care for your elderly parent you may be starting to feel the financial pinch. Your savings account starts to dwindle and you worry about the future […]

Reach Out to Elderly Veterans and Thank Them!

It’s been an absolute privilege over the years to work with war veterans and their families. I will always remember their stories and their bravery both past and present. Let us not forget that the scars of war never really fade and the memories can become intense burdens as time goes on. Reach out to […]

Elder Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation? Call This Community Resource!

Are you worried about an elderly parent or older adult you feel is being mistreated, exploited or abused? Is worry over your elderly parent’s ability to take care of themselves or their living conditions keeping you up at night? If so, consider using this resource… Every county in America has an Adult Protective Services (APS)  […]

Consider this Before Moving Your Elderly Parent Across Country!

When you live long distance from your elderly parents, the miles keep you from helping and the worry keeps you up at night. For many aging families,  moving elders closer to adult children can be a tremendous relief. This is a trend I’m seeing more and more in my geriatric care management practice here in […]

5 Things to Consider During Medicare Open Enrollment

Each year at this time older adults participating in Medicare drug plans can switch their plan. The open enrollment period lasts between October 15th and December 7th.  Any changes that you make become effective January 1. By now, information from your mom or dad’s current drug plan should have arrived informing them of changes in […]

Vulnerability and Aging; What You Need to Know!

We all have that moment of staring in to our elderly parent’s eyes and seeing them as old for the first time. For me, it was a couple of years ago when I got the call that my dad was in the intensive care unit suffering from acute renal failure. I flew half way across […]