Older Adults are at a Greater Risk for Sepsis

Older adults are at a greater risk for Sepsis, which is an illness that can kill you before you realize you have it. Even survival from sepsis can have lasting health consequences. So it is important to understand what sepsis is, how you get it, and how to recognize the […] Read more »

Family Caregiver Support Network Important

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Many adult children with parents needing assistance with daily activities of living have parents who are reluctant to accept “outside” help. Often these children find themselves in the position of being the family caregiver even though it may negatively affect their own lives. 10 million caregivers aged 50+ who care […] Read more »

Falling is the greatest threat to elderly independence

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Older adults fear loss of independence even more than death, according to various studies conducted by Clarity, AARP, MetLife and others. Yet most people are unaware that falling is the greatest threat to elderly independence. Therefore reducing the risk of falling should be the priority of family members and the […] Read more »

Hidden Value of Companion Care

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As a Companion Care provider we work diligently to reveal the hidden value of Companion Care. Often doctors, family members, and even older adults who need our service don’t understand how valuable it is. Adult children do their best after work to take care of a load of laundry for […] Read more »

Easing your parent out of the driver’s seat

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Relinquishing the keys is difficult for any adult to do, so how do you ease your parent out of the driver’s seat? It is particularly difficult in the U.S. because driving in America is synonymous with freedom and adulthood. This is especially true for anyone over 50. Giving up driving […] Read more »

Distracted Driving Among the Elderly

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Most seniors fear losing their driving privileges. One of the ways to reduce that risk is dealing with distracted driving among the elderly. Your first thought may be cell phones and texting equals distracted driving, but it’s bigger than that. It’s true that cell phones and texting are a huge […] Read more »

Neglect is a Common Form of Elder Abuse

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Neglect is a common form of elder abuse and it doesn’t always come from external sources. Neglect is frequently self-imposed and overlooked. It’s true. Elder abuse is often misunderstood and undetected. According to the Bureau of Justice it affects about 9.5% of the elderly population. But that is based on […] Read more »