Category Archives: At-Home Care

Caregiver Support

Have you ever been a family caregiver? If so, you know that the penultimate job description has yet to be written. In a 24 hour period you may fill the roles of sitter, companion, cook, cleaner, nurse’s aide, nurse, doctor, driver, spiritual advisor and more. Each care-giving experience is unique, dynamic and an emotional mine […]

Safety for Seniors Living at Home

Fall Proofing Your Home* Home safety for seniors is a popular topic. Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. Many falls may be prevented by making simple changes in your living areas, as well as personal and […]

A healthy heart and aging well

keeping a healthy heart is essential to aging well. The American Heart Association has a new campaign just in time for February National Heart Awareness Month. In our local area communities including Raleigh-Durham, NC and surrounding towns our care managers ask aging adults and their families to take the pledge to “change your salty ways”! […]

Hospital to home hospice

I learned a few things this week as an active participant in a dear client’s successful transition from hospital to home hospice. “Be prepared” sums up the lessons nicely. Some of what I learned may seem trivial but, I promise, even the small things make a difference for a weary patient that just wants a […]

Gift ideas for aging adults

Are you looking for a few gift giving ideas for aging adults? Dehydration is skin’s enemy, especially during cold weather. Moisturizing gel socks and aloe moisture gloves calm chapped, cracked feet and hands. Whip up a batch of the Pioneer Woman’s classic chicken and noodles and freeze in pint containers for easy evening meals. Bucky is a […]

Dementia and Wandering – Help for Families of Aging Adults

Wandering, sometimes referred to as “elopement” is a very real concern to families of loved ones living with dementia. Spouses, partners, adult children often are committed to keeping their family member at home for as long as possible. As dementia progresses reality is distorted and “home” may have a different definition for the person with […]

Take the Hassle Out of Finding Home Care

As care managers, we research and build relationships with home care companies. If you or a loved one is recovering from surgery or need long term care for a chronic illness, home care services are a good resource. Services range from skilled care provided by nurses to household support such as cleaning, cooking and running errands. Knowing […]