May Industry Spotlight – IMpact Life Transition Advocates

May Industry Spotlight – IMpact Life Transition Advocates

Each month, Care Connection Home Care Spotlight’s a person or a company in the home health care industry who is making a positive impact on the community. For May we are spotlighting IMpact Life Transition Advocates. The idea of IMpact Life Transition Advocates was born out Ilene Mandell’s personal experience as a widow. As an energetic, take […]

Helping Aging Parents Manage Their Money

Helping Aging Parents Manage Their Money

The role reversal between parent and child isn’t easy. Here are some strategies to get started By SUSAN JOHNSTON Stay in touch with other people in your parents’ life In Gopaul’s case, a concerned friend clued her into her father’s gold purchase. After that discovery, Gopaul instructed her father’s caretaker to answer the phone for him […]

Helping Aging Parents: Taking Charge Without Taking Over

Helping Aging Parents: Taking Charge Without Taking Over

As your parents age and need assistance with life’s tasks – anything from balancing a checkbook to dealing with insurance claims – its hard to know how to take charge, without taking over. How do you help your parent, without making them feel as if they’re losing their independence? How do you get the job […]

How to Help Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke

How to Help Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke

If your parents are mobile but show mild signs of dementia or forgetfulness, you may want to investigate out-of-home adult day services or day health-service programs. Supervised adult day services let the elderly socialize with other seniors, and day health services may have nurses who can give out shots and medications. These services often have […]

How to Help an Aging Parent Who Refuses Help

How to Help an Aging Parent Who Refuses Help

  Have a relaxed conversation away from your homes, perhaps in a park or some other peaceful setting.  You’ll be amazed at how this can break the cycle of a “stuck” conversation.  Ask a big question like, “Mom, what has been the most difficult part of aging for you?”  She’ll have to dig deep to […]

Aging Parents Who’ve Lost Interest in Appearance and Healthy Routines – Part 1

Aging Parents Who’ve Lost Interest in Appearance and Healthy Routines – Part 1

Oregon. The emphasis on healthy lifestyles is evident from the many joggers and bicyclists (major downtown streets devote space for bicycles only.) I’m in a residential area, looking out my second floor window.  An elderly woman, attractively dressed in a V-neck shirt and kakis, just walked by. I can see the top of her head is […]

Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Quick Facts… The risk of falling increases with age and is greater for women than for men. Two-thirds of those who experience a fall will fall again within six months. A decrease in bone density contributes to falls and resultant injuries. Failure to exercise regularly results in poor muscle tone, decreased strength, and loss of […]