Worry-Free In-Home Elder Care with a Medical Alert Device

After age 65, the chance your loved one will suffer a slip-and-fall accident rises dramatically. While there are steps you can take to reduce the risk that accidents will happen, it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan as well. The combination of in-home elder care and a quality medical alert device for those […]

News From A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions – 7/27/10

Here are summaries and links to the latest articles and blog posts from our website at A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions.  Enjoy! Companion Care Makes Difficult Decisions Easier No one wants to see an elderly relative lose his or her independence. But unfortunately, there comes a time when everyone has to face reality. Failing eyesight, […]

How to Help Seniors Cope with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Patients Benefit from Understanding Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be a difficult prospect, especially as memory fades and the patient begins to experience hallucinations or delusions. Family members may have difficulty knowing what to say or do in any given situation when an aging parent sees things that aren’t there or […]

Geriatric Emergency Units Opening at U.S. Hospitals – NYTimes.com

Following up on a story that we highlighted last week:  There is a growing trend of hospitals trying to cater to the medical needs and sensibilities of aging baby boomers and their parents. Mount Sinai opened its geriatric emergency department, or geri-ed, two months ago, modeling it in part after one at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical […]

Keeping Secrets

Keeping illnesses and concerns to yourself, particularly if you are older, if you live alone, or if you live with children or elders that you provide care for is…stupid. I could think of other words that demonstrate the wrongness of that kind of secrecy as well, but they all boil down to the same definition: stupid.

Researchers Examine Phenomenon of Women Caring for Ex-Husbands as In-Home Caregiver for Seniors in San Diego County and Elsewhere

  Here’s a fascinating story that reflects a small but growing trend that we’ve been seeing here at A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions.  It’s a preliminary report on an ongoing study at the University of Missouri about women serving as caregivers for their ex-husbands.   We’ve provided a few excerpts and a link to the […]