Helping Seniors with Social Interaction

Helping Seniors with Social Interaction

If we want to make the most of our remaining years, a healthy social network will give us a better quality of life. Benefits of Social Interaction: The benefits of a healthy social network for the elderly are myriad, and scientifically proven. They include longevity, lower risks of cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and lower blood…

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Removing Fall Hazards Around the House

Removing Fall Hazards Around the House

Suffering from a fall might not seem like such a serious situation for most people. For older people, however, it can be the cause of permanent handicap, physical and psychological trauma, or even death. Falling when you’re twenty will probably give you a bruise. When you’re eighty, that same fall is more likely to lead…

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Grandparent Scam

Beware of the Grandparent Scam

As if growing old wasn’t hard enough as it is, scams and crimes against the elderly have become rampant. A particularly odious and disturbing scam that has been plaguing the elderly is the so-called “grandparent scam.” Someone calls pretending they’re your grandson or granddaughter. They’re in big trouble and rushed for time. They may claim…

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10 Signs of Dementia

10 Signs of Early Dementia

Growing old carries with it the fear of declining health and neurological diseases, and the one that tends to come up the most is Alzheimer’s disease. This is due partly to an increasing aging demography. Alzheimer’s is a difficult foe to discern. Its causes are still to be fully determined, though we have advanced in…

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AARP Nature Walks

Hikes Scheduled with AARP & the Center for Healthy Aging

Specialized Care Management would like to let those know who may be interested that AARP Nevada and the Center for Healthy Aging will be celebrating Older American’s Month by offering guided nature hikes in May! If you are interested you must register for each hike. Details for each hike are listed below. Davis Creek Regional…

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The Evolution of Long-Term Care Services

The Evolution of Long-Term Care Services

Historically, families in the United States cared for aging loved ones in their own homes until death took them. Individual families and neighbors also cared for family members with disabilities no matter the age. Towards the end of the 1800’s, increasing patterns of urbanization, 6-day work weeks, and long working hours for all family members…

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Managing Difficult Behaviors in the Elderly

Managing Difficult Behaviors in the Elderly

Caregivers of aging family members often must deal with increasingly unusual, unruly, and embarrassing behavior from an aging family member or care recipient. These behaviors can range from the mild, like refusing to bathe, to personality changes, temper tantrums, and hallucinations. Sometimes, the acting out is an extension of the way the person has always…

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Power of Attorney - Senior Care Managers

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document created to grant another individual the authority to act on behalf of the person granting the POA. This authority may extend to legal, financial or medical decision-making. Any decisions made under a POA are binding. POA’s vary widely in scope. They may grant authority over certain…

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Elder Care Managers

The Role of an Elder Care Manager

Research shows that 68 percent of people age 65 and over are disabled, cognitively impaired, or frail enough to require eldercare. This includes not only medical care, comfort care, and supervision, but also assistance with such day-to-day activities as preparing meals, cleaning, shopping, transportation, paying bills, scheduling and getting to doctor appointments, and even answering…

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Planning for children with disabilities

Making Plans as Parents When There are Children with Disabilities Involved

Typically, parents of children with disabilities are forced to be extremely meticulous in regard to medical planning for their children. Between meeting with several different doctors, and any medication that has been prescribed, parents have to be on top of things, knowing exactly what their child needs in any situation. However, a new study has…

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