• Posted on January 23, 2023

    Reposted by Gina Salamone When faced with a terminal illness or condition, more people than ever are choosing hospice care over starting or continuing expensive medical treatments. Hospice care is for patients who choose not to undergo specific treatments or when they are no longer effective. Instead, the focus is on the patient’s comfort and quality of life. Care is received at home or in a facility, such as a hospital or a nursing home. In addition to supporting the patient’s end-of-life needs, hospice care includes the needs and concerns of the patient’s family. Before opting for hospice care, patients […]

  • Posted on January 24, 2022

    Posted by Gina Salamone It’s a new year, with new New Year’s resolutions.  The statistics around New Year’s resolutions are a bit depressing – only about 44% of U.S. adults make resolutions.  Of those, nearly half are broken in the first month.  But if you look at why resolutions are broken, you can better beat the odds.  The primary reason resolutions are broken is a lack of motivation.  Not having a good plan and not having support were next in line.  Finally, folks set too many resolutions and had too ambitious goals.  You could surmise, then, that if you have […]

  • Posted on October 25, 2021

    Posted by:  Gina Salamone Unsafe senior driving is a serious issue. When you see warning signs that your parent or spouse is no longer safe behind the wheel, it’s time to get them to stop driving. But some older adults stubbornly refuse to give up the keys, no matter what. You might have already done everything you can think of, like: Holding repeated conversations to ask them to stop Showing proof that they’re no longer safe drivers Calling a family meeting so it’s not just coming from you Reassuring them that they’ll still be able to go out Even after all that, […]

  • Posted on June 21, 2021

    When placing your loved one into a senior community, it is important to know what level of care they need. However, it is often difficult to determine one level from another.

  • Posted on June 14, 2021

    A caregiver tending to a loved one, a care partner, during a crisis is challenging, and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic deems that being prepared is more important than ever before.

  • Posted on June 7, 2021

    American industries can also benefit from increasing older workforce opportunities, such as manufacturing and the food service/hospitality industry, where they face labor shortages.

  • Posted on May 31, 2021

    Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 occurs on Monday, May 31.

  • Posted on May 24, 2021

    More Americans than ever store and provide information through digital apps on smartphones and tablet devices. Whether engaging in online banking, using a mobile boarding pass, or creating work calendars shared in the cloud, the Internet of things provides needed connectivity

  • Posted on May 10, 2021

    We help families create plans that address long-term care concerns, financial issues such as how to pay for care, and tax issues. Many clients of ours have a dementia diagnosis and we understand the challenges that come with such a diagnosis.

  • Posted on April 12, 2021

    Polypharmacy is the concurrent use of multiple medications, usually five or more, and is prevalent in the elderly American population.