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, slower reflexes, and the effects of some medications can mean it’s no longer safe for your loved one to be on the road. Initiating the discussion, though, can […]

Far-Flung Relatives Find Peace of Mind with an In-Home Caregiver

When the distance between you and an elderly parent is measured in plane tickets instead of miles, the stress can be hard to handle. Mom’s not ready to give up her independence, but you’re not able to shake the guilt and anxiety of being so far away. Every unanswered phone call, every storm report, and […]

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 […]

Geriatric Care Managers in San Diego County can help Make Seniors’ Laundry Rooms Safer

Over at AgeWiseLiving, Barbara Friesner has written a great article on how we can make Seniors’ laundry rooms and routine more “elder friendly”! Making the Laundry Room Elder-Friendly “Friends have told me that the only way to make doing laundry any kind of friendly is to hire someone else to do it!  I suppose that’s true […]

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 […]

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 […]