Why You Should Get to Know Your Senior Living Neighbors

We don’t always get a say in who our neighbors are, but it’s up to us to reach out to them, to get to know them. The incomparable Mr. Rogers encouraged us to be good neighbors wherever we ...

 
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When Thanksgiving Is Just Another Caregiving Day

It’s the day before Thanksgiving. Some people are working, some have the day off. Others are loading the car or boarding a plane to visit family. Many are beginning dinner preparations.

Millions are caregiving. On a day like today, ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 10/17/12 Recap: Emergency Preparedness

It doesn’t matter if we live in the midwest’s tornado alley, or along the California fault line, or in the eye of Florida’s tropical storms and hurricanes.

The earthquake in New York City a few months ago ...

 
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Care Transitions: From Assisted Living to the ER and Back Again

Your mother has an apartment in assisted living. You get a call in the middle of the night that she fell and may have fractured her hip. They need to send her to the emergency room. You get dressed and ...

 
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Caregiver Readiness: Documents to Keep on Hand

If you are a caregiver, are you ready for that midnight phone call?

Many baby boomers are caring on some level for an aging parent, yet they are not prepared for crisis situations that may arise.

A recent article in ...

 
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miCARD: Making a Difference in Emergency Situations

Three years ago, James Kelley took action on an idea that had been brewing for awhile.

An ER physician with 16 years in the field, Kelley had seen his share of this problematic scenario: a new patient comes in needing urgent ...

 
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