Dehydration in Seniors

Introduction Dehydration in older individuals is a real problem and many times is the unrecognized cause of hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. Dehydration is often linked to infections that can be fatal. It becomes an even bigger problem during the heat of the summer months or during a heat wave. Early diagnosis of this condition is […]

Balancing the Need for Care with the Need for Independence

Introduction We all agree that it is a tough situation to go through – deciding if and when your loved ones need outside assistance. Sometimes that decision is almost made for you if an acute crisis triggers the need for help. Often times, though, the need is of a less acute or more subtle nature. […]

How Do I Select a Geriatric Care Manager For My Parents?

Introduction – Why not just rely upon the government to protect us through regulation? Most people believe that the state of California licenses and oversees professional Geriatric Care Managers (“GCMs”). After all, California regulates everything , doesn’t it? Well, not in the case of professional Geriatric Care Managers. California does not provide any type of licensing, […]

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 […]