A Plan for All Seasons

Plan now for where your elders will live as they age.  Get their vision for what they want to happen if they need care or accommodations for an illness.  Having a plan is the key.  It reduces the stress, eases Read More …

Double Checks for Rx

Ever wonder if your elder’s meds are being taken correctly? If they are living in a residence facility, are their meds being dispensed at the right time and in the right dosage? Well, you’re not coming out of left field Read More …

Elder Emergencies – Stay Ahead of the Storm

Seen the photos of nursing home residents sitting in waist deep water? Watch the elderly couple’s daughter flag down a CNN crew to rescue them from rising waters? These are examples of how devastating emergencies can be magnified when they involve Read More …

Help When It’s Time for Hospice

When someone tells you it’s time to call hospice for someone you love, it’s one of the toughest bits of news you’ll ever hear. However, when you do get that news, you’ll still need good information. Here are a few Read More …

Begin with the End in Mind

Raise your hand if discussing death with your parents is fun. I see no hands. Yeah, yeah, I know I’m not looking at an audience right now – but I also know of no one that would. It’s not a Read More …

Check up with Check-ins

Don’t have all the players gathered for a sit-down care conference? Well, take your show on the road. Go visit your elders’ care providers and get an update from them on how your elder is doing, what their needs are Read More …

2 Steps to a Productive Care Conference

Let’s start with the definition of a care conference (CC). First of all, it is a meeting between your elder’s provider team and you (and possibly your elder). Secondly, it’s goal should be to set objectives and timelines for the Read More …