The Book Where You Look

When you need medical info for your aging parent, are you up to your elbows in paper and still not able to find what you need? Stop what you’re doing right now and put together a Medical Portfolio for each Read More …

One a Day Keeps Stress at Bay

What is consistently felt by those of us caring for our elders? STRESS!! Eldercare lands in our lap like an elephant. It’s big, heavy and hard to ignore. We usually find that eldercare causes us to feel overwhelmed and our Read More …

Getting ahead

This is the time of year to get ahead of the “end of year pile-up” that occurs when it’s open enrollment season for everything medical and the calendar year deductibles need to be revisited. If you prepare now for the 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 …

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 …