What is Geriatric Care Management?

Introduction First of all, let’s deal with the name itself, “Geriatric Care Management”. To tell the truth, we don’t really like the term “Geriatric Care Management”.  After all, what client wants to be thought of as: Geriatric? Needing care? Needing to be managed? Nonetheless, the term is an industry standard and so for now we’ll […]

How Do I Select A Home Care Agency For My Parents?

WHEN YOUR PARENTS BEGIN TO NEED HELP AT HOME, you’d better know the most important questions to ask in order to help them select the best home care company for them. Every home care company promises that they are the best and that you will be happy with them if you choose them. If you […]

What is Hospice Care?

Introduction As the old saying goes, the two things that you can’t avoid are death and taxes. Taxes may be minimized or postponed by creative tax planning, but as Hebrews 9:27 tells us, death is something that we will all face someday, so understanding the role of hospice may help you or someone you love […]

How Do I help Mom choose between Home Care and Assisted Living?

As Dorothy says in The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home. Most of us prefer to live in our homes with comfort, familiar surroundings, safety, and dignity. Our moms (and our dads too!) are no different, and the thought of moving out of their homes can be traumatic. There comes a point for […]

Reducing Slip-and-Fall Accidents with Help from an In-Home Caregiver

This year one in three seniors over the age of 65 will have a fall. More than two million will visit the emergency room after falling, and the possibility of a broken hip or a traumatic brain injury is very real. For those with elderly loved ones, it’s a pretty frightening picture, but the good […]

Helping Seniors Manage Arthritis Pain

Diagnosing Arthritis in Seniors Perhaps one of the most painful accompaniments of aging is the development of arthritis. Almost half of seniors over the age of 65 have some form of chronic arthritis, making it difficult to perform daily tasks or routine movements without significant pain. While arthritis cannot be cured, it can be managed with […]