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Falling and the Elderly

Falls and the Elderly Did you know that one in four elderly Americans falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. The NCOA.org reports that every 11 seconds an elderly man or woman is brought to the ER after falling and every 19 seconds a senior dies from injuries sustained during [...]

By |October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Falling and the Elderly

Is Your Parent’s Mental Capacity Affecting Their Decision-Making Abilities?

Is Your Parent's Mental Capacity Affecting Their Decision-Making Abilities? By Jill Poser – Kammet, CGCM Susan, a 69-year-old woman, lives with her sixth husband in a home that he owned before the marriage. Susan has struggled with undiagnosed mental health issues and drug addiction throughout her adult life. She has used marriage to have others take care of her. Susan [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Your Parent’s Mental Capacity Affecting Their Decision-Making Abilities?

Are Health Insurance Choices Financially Impacting You?

Are Health Insurance Choices Financially Impacting You? By Jill Poser – Kammet, CGCM It is no secret that getting older can bring on more health complications as our bodies age. Of course, not everyone will experience more medical issues, but many will. Doctor visits may increase, more prescriptions may be required, medical costs rise; all of which can have an [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Are Health Insurance Choices Financially Impacting You?

Are you Asking the Right Questions?

“Are You Asking the Right Questions?” Jill Poser-Kammet, CGCM The internet is filled with endless information about a person with diminished capacity, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinsonian dementia; the tell-tale signs, the do’s, and don’ts, and so on. Books, booklets, pamphlets are dedicated to this disease. However, very little is written from the perspective of the actual person struggling with the [...]

By |August 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Are you Asking the Right Questions?

5 Ways for Seniors to Stay Active During COVID-19

5 Ways Seniors Can Stay Active and Connected During Covid-19 By Jenny Hart Staying active and connected to the people you love during COVID-19 is challenging and often stressful. Many seniors and caregivers are learning how to adjust to the new normal together. While it’s important to stay healthy and safe during a pandemic for people of any age, it’s [...]

By |August 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on 5 Ways for Seniors to Stay Active During COVID-19

Caregiver Burnout

What is Caregiver Burnout? Being a caregiver can be very rewarding, but it also involves many stressors. Caregivers face long-term challenges and the emotional stressors that can snowball over time. It can be particularly disheartening when there’s no hope that your client or patient will get better or, despite your best efforts, their condition is gradually deteriorating. This can lead [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Caregiver Burnout