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Your Eyes: A Lens to the World!

Posted by Bonnie Joffee on 3/28/2018 to For the Caregiver
Your Eyes: A Lens to the World!
The world becomes black without eye site. As one ages, eye care becomes even more important than ever before. And because March is ‘Save Your Vision’ month, what a great time to address proper eye care and how to preserve it!

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 3/2/2018 to On the Move
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery—Is this procedure good for the older population? There is good reason for an older person to be seriously considered for Bariatric surgery, and their quality of life may improve.

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.