How Can I Protect My Parent Against Census-Related Fraud Schemes?

Dale Carter over at has posted an excellent article about protecting Seniors from scams based on the upcoming U.S. Census.  She says: “The best way to protect your aging parents against Census-related scams is to educate them about the census.  Also, encourage them to complete and return the 10 question form as soon as […]

Diabetes Linked to Phthalates

From Medscape Medical News Diabetes Linked to Phthalates By Larry Hand April 12, 2012 — Phthalates, which are found in common plastics, cosmetics, and even some pharmaceuticals and medical devices, have been associated with the development of diabetes among seniors in Sweden, according to a study published online April 12 inDiabetes Care. Read more at: Diabetes Linked to Phthalates. […]

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 […]

Companion Care Helps Fight Depression in the Elderly

You might think that depression and aging go hand in hand. After all, more than 6 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from this debilitating condition. But according to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is not a normal part of aging, and can cause serious problems for some seniors. If left […]

Caution When Hiring Companionship for Elderly Near Rancho Bernardo

In July of last year, Napa County implemented California’s first law requiring in-home caregivers to hold a county permit. While this is the first such law in the state, permits for those looking to provide home health care for elderly near Rancho Bernardo and other San DiegoCountycities may not be far behind. Elder abuse is […]