Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly

As we have written about before here, it is wise to make sure that when anyone is admitted to the hospital, they have someone else stay with them to be their advocate and witness.  See our article “Should My Parent Have a Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?” A recent New York Times article […]

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 […]

Aging-In-Place Design Checklist

Over at www.ToolBase.org they have a great checklist to check for senior safety issues in home and other buildings.  You can use it  for new construction projects as well as for assessing existing homes and building.  They include some things that are obvious (“Main living on a single story, including full bath“) as well as some clever […]

Why do Scams Endanger Elderly Parents near San Marcos?

Elderly Parents near San Marcos Need Protection from Cons If your elderly parents near San Marcos are suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you already know that they need vigilant protection from scammers who would like to try to steal money from them. You probably don’t give them the ability to write checks or transfer […]

A Geriatric Care Manager Can Help Prevent Financial Fraud

Five million. That’s how many seniors fall victim to financial fraud every year, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. Scary, isn’t it? Dozens – perhaps hundreds – of financial cons exist. There is even one scheme which works by promising to recover the money lost in another. What can you do to protect […]

Hiring Caregivers Privately May Be More Expensive Than You Realize

Not long ago, Nancy Beland wrote a great article about the risks that families take when they hire caregivers “privately”, meaning that the families either hire the caregivers themselves or else use a non-employer home care company.  Although she has withheld the names of the parties involved, she tells the story of a family that […]