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Flu Protection for the Elderly

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 1/29/2018 to Caregiver Issues
Flu Protection for the Elderly
We are in the throws of the flu season and unfortunately the U.S. is experiencing a ‘moderate-severe’ outbreak for 2017-2018. According to the CDC, ‘ 71 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older

In Home Caregiving

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 12/9/2017
In Home Caregiving
We have entered into a new era of healthcare — with the possible Medicare and Medicaid cutbacks, the looming increases in our insurance premiums and deductibles, there is no denying that our healthcare system is more than just problematic, no matter what side of the political spectrum you are on.

The Balance of Caregiving

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 11/28/2017 to Caregiver Issues
The Balance of Caregiving
It is difficult for most people to admit that they are in need of help as they age. The thought of giving up ones' independence or the need to rely on someone else for care is not only deflating but can result in a feeling of being dehumanized. As such, there are checkpoints and benchmarks, that as a caregiver, you can assess in making sure your loved one can stay safe while still living independently.

Keeping Mom at Home

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 10/27/2017 to Caregiver Issues
Keeping Mom at Home

Mom is getting older, perhaps a bit frailer, a tad more forgetful or less agile than in recent months or even from the previous year. And although it seems she would or should recognize that a little extra help would be a prudent idea, she resists. However, as the caregiver, you know that for her to remain safe in her home…alone…certain protocols must be in put into place to keep her protected 24/7.

Alcohol Abuse In The Senior Population

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 9/20/2017 to On the Move
Alcohol Abuse In The Senior Population
Over the past couple of decades, alcohol abuse has been on the rise with the 50 and older population.

Why Adult Day Care?

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 8/11/2017 to Caregiver Issues
Why Adult Day Care?
Caregiving has become a key role for millions of families throughout the United States — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 50% of the U.S. population suffers from at least one chronic condition.