Falls Prevention and Medical Alarms

Falls Prevention and Medical Alarms

2020-08-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

I know from first-hand experience how dangerous falling can be to the seniors that we love. It took three days after a midnight fall at her assisted living residence to end the life of my mother-in-law. From that tragic experience, I have learned that it is the quick response after an inevitable fall that will […]

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Is Your Loved One’s Home Safe?

2020-07-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

Many household injuries can be prevented by fixing safety hazards that are often overlooked. Usually, this involves nothing more than a few simple repairs. Here are the most common hazards to look for, organized by areas in the home.  All Areas of the Home:  Electrical Outlets and Switches  Outlets and switches unusually warm or hot to the […]

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Caregivers Face a Tsunami of Decisions

2020-06-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

Helping a family member who needs eldercare services raises a whole set of unique issues and questions that none of us as caregivers (or potential caregivers) are eager to discuss. The topic of financial issues is a delicate subject for most aging adults, especially when it comes to telling their children how well, or not […]

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Arthritis and Quality of Life

2020-05-17 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

There are many forms of arthritis and each type of arthritis has its own characteristic symptoms. While there are many types of arthritis affecting every patient differently, there are also common signs and symptoms to watch out for:  Common Symptoms of Arthritis  Inability to move freely  Joint pain, stiffness, swelling  Pain in areas around joints: typically, the hips, […]

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How to Select the Right Mobility Options

2020-04-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

I had a client recently whose elderly mother lived alone. Her mother had the various usual ailments that come with old age, including arthritis, moderate high blood pressure and diabetes. However, she was still fairly independent, doing her own cooking, shopping and minor household chores. From time to time her daughter would come over and […]

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Should You Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

2020-03-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

One can hardly pick up a newspaper or periodical and not see stories about families struggling to provide for a loved one who needs long-term care. Often accompanying the article is a statement about whether long-term care insurance may be appropriate for you. Unfortunately, whether you should or should not buy the product is based on a series […]

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An Introduction to Geriatric Care Managers

2020-01-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are elder care specialists who evaluate older adults’ functional abilities and home environment. GCMs meet with the older adult and family, create individualized care plans to address any gaps in activities  What is a Geriatric Care Manager?  Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are elder care specialists who evaluate older adults’ functional abilities and […]

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Alzheimer’s — What it is and What to do About it

2019-12-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

A conservative estimate of the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the USA is 5.1 million. Nearly one half of elders over 85 years old have dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. It is estimated that 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease (without effective medical interventions). Every 71 seconds, someone in America is […]

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