Category Archives: Advocate

Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

  According to the World Health Organization falls are a major public health problem globally. An estimated 684 000 fatal falls occur each year, making it the second leading cause of unintentional injury death, after road traffic injuries.  In the United States the CDC Trends in Falls among adults >65 ,in 2018 falls accounted for , […]

How Do I Know What Care is Best for Mom or Dad as They Age? 

The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) reports that 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 prefer to stay in their current residence as they age. But 70% of those 65 and older will require some type of long term care. While having a plan in place is always beneficial, you never predict […]

Why A Home Evaluation Is So Important

Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some become disabled. The latest research shows an estimate of 35.6 million falls each year in those 65 and older, 8.4 million of those fall result in fall-related injuries, and 32,000 deaths. And these numbers are projected to increase […]

How Smart Homes Devices can Help Seniors Age in Place – Part I

Smart homes devices have become increasingly more convenient as an option to make life a little easier for elderly adults as they age in place. This is becoming more popular as time progresses and offers features that are not regularly seen in traditional homes that can improve the state of an individual in both physical […]

How Smart Homes Devices can Help Seniors Age in Place – Part II

According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of adults over 65 want to remain in their current homes as they grow older. But, with living independently there are some concerns one’s caretakers may worry about. With Smart Home devices on the rise, there are several that can be beneficial to ease a loved one’s mind. Safety […]

How Virtual Care can Enhance Peace of Mind

The rise of virtual care during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to several positive outcomes despite the current situation in the world. These outcomes enhance aging in place and protect those most vulnerable, providing opportunities to improve the healthcare experience for aging adults.  According to a report by Rock Health, there are several specific areas […]

Simple Relaxation Techniques for Seniors During COVID-19

For many seniors, the pandemic has been incredibly isolating, stressful, and anxiety-inducing — especially for those with underlying medical conditions such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and coronary artery disease (to name a few). And while social distancing certainly protects older adults from the coronavirus, many seniors are instead experiencing pandemic fatigue and […]

Number 4 of the Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate, Care Manager, Aging Life Care Professional by Your Side…

Number 4 “No One is Coordinating Your Care” segments taken from You Bet Your Life, of the Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate by Your Side by Trisha Torrey. “Most of us have experienced the fact that our doctors just don’t communicate with each other. Your cardiologist isn’t talking to your orthopedist, […]