Consider In-Home Care in San Diego County Instead of Nursing Homes: Almost all nursing facilities employed one or more individuals with at least one criminal conviction.

In March 2011, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a startling report.  Their conclusion was: Almost all nursing facilities employed one or more individuals with at least one criminal conviction. Our analysis of FBI-maintained criminal history records revealed that 92 percent of nursing facilities employed […]

Patients over 85 in Carlsbad: Kidney Failure Often Goes Untreated

A study involving more than 1.8 million adults in Alberta, Canada, has uncovered an unexpectedly high incidence of untreated kidney failure among the elderly, suggesting the need for more clinical attention to the implications of chronic kidney disorders among extremely old patients. The study “highlights a potentially sizable unmeasured burden of untreated kidney failure among […]

Geriatric Care Managers in San Marcos: Great Family Caregiver Coaches

Geriatric Care Managers In San Marcos Can Coach Families to Great Caregiving Being a caregiver for aging parents is a little like becoming a parent for the first time: You become responsible for a large number of different tasks, all critical to the safety and health of the one you are caring for. There is […]

Are You Planning Beyond Next Tuesday?

Where are you watching the inauguration? I haven’t decided yet whether I’m going to watch from my couch or my armchair, but I’m pretty well decided on from home. It seems like no matter where I tune in to the news these days, the keywords are economy, bailout, Burris, Super Bowl, and inauguration. While driving […]

When Guns Get In The Way of Senior Care

Over at Better Senior Care Blog, Beverly Bernstein Joie, MS, CMC has posted a terrific article about the issues and concerns that arise when the elderly and others have guns in their homes.  If those persons no longer have the ability to make safe choices about when and how to use those guns, safety risks […]

How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Elderly Loved One

Pets Can be Great for Seniors if Chosen Carefully A few years ago, not many people had heard the phrase “therapy dog,” but today animals are used in many different contexts for emotional support. Of course, we have always known that pets bring a lot of happiness, comfort, and fun into the home, but recently […]