Tag Archives: NC

Post holiday blues

Post holiday blues is a normal feeling for many people, especially caregivers. The gifts have been opened, the decorations have been taken down, it’s back to our “regular” routine. This could be a time where a sense of sadness or depression may set in. The beginning of a new year comes with the ability to […]

Granny pods

Granny pods, med cottages, tiny homes: all are descriptors for a new senior long-term residential solution. Granny pods are – simply stated – “very cool”! Reverend Ken Dupin invented these 12 feet by 24 feet pods that sit conveniently in any backyard and plug right up one’s existing plumbing and electrical. They allow both caregiver […]

Wandering: search and rescue aids

One of a caregiver’s greatest fears is that their loved one will go wandering. After my uncle was diagnosed with dementia, my aunt was determined to care for him in their home. Our family supported her decision. As years went by and the dementia progressed, she worried about him wandering away. Keeping loved ones safe […]

Childless boomer in search of circle of care

Childless boomer is a term coined by the aging professional community. A childless boomer is defined as someone who reaches old age with no family or friends left that can provide care for him/her. A shortage of caregivers in our aging society is already a serious issue and is projected to worsen. Baby boomers need […]

Reforming longterm eldercare and improving meaning in life as we age

Longterm eldercare reform is the passion that drives Dr. Bill Thomas, an international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare. He is the founder of The Eden Alternative and The Greenhouse Project. Dr. Thomas challenges society to see aging as an exciting phase of life. This brief video clip provides a glimpse into the beginning of Dr. […]

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”! […]