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Crisis Management

Crisis Management By Jaimee Freelander Crises come in all shapes and sizes and we will all experience one at some point in our life. As we age or help care for aging loved ones, we will inevitably face an unexpected crisis. This can result from an illness like a stroke, an injury like a broken hip or disagreement amongst family [...]

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Crisis Management

Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19 with Your Senior

Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19 with Your Senior Juggling the needs of seniors during the holidays can be tough, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens. Try and do what you can to help your aging loved one feel involved and get into the holiday spirit without creating stress for yourself or risking anyone’s health. Here are some ideas for making [...]

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19 with Your Senior

Are you or your elderly loved one willing to plan for the long-term?

Are you or your elderly loved one willing to plan for the long-term? By Jill Poser – Kammet, CGCM David is an 80-year-old man who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is the eldest of four children. He always had a love of theater and from as far back as high school he was an active member of the [...]

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When Is It Time to Become the Guardian of your Aging Parent?

When Is It Time to Become the Guardian of your Aging Parent? By Jill Poser – Kammet, CGCM Evelyn, a 95-year-old woman, has lived on her own in the home she lived in with her husband until he passed 5-years ago.  She and her husband were married for close to seventy years and were very devoted to each other. They [...]

By |October 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Is It Time to Become the Guardian of your Aging Parent?

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 [...]

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