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 […]

Preparing Elderly Parents in Poway For an Earthquake

Elderly parents in Poway are far more vulnerable in emergency situations than healthy, independent adults and young people. This means that in the case of an earthquake or other natural disaster, these treasured family members must be prepared even more thoroughly than others. Aside from the standard things that every California family should do to […]

Study Finds Early Retirees At Greater Mortality Risk

Over at Aging in Action there’s a thought-provoking story about a study that found that the mortality rate was higher in individuals who retired early; individuals who retired at 55 had a much higher mortality rate than individuals who retired at either 60 or 65. As the story goes on to say, “Understandably, retirement age interacted […]