March 19, 2020

Starting with this in mind, there are so many ways in which to help each other get through this Twilight Zone pandemic.  First, if you belong to a church or Temple, offer to volunteer to deliver meals and/or phone members to check up on them.  Frequently the elderly ma...

March 18, 2020

It's happening now as we speak.  Restaurants are either closing and laying off workers or they are only offering take out.  Dry cleaners have no customers because their customers are furloughed and don't require your service.  Beauty salons, Barber shops, Deli's have a...

March 18, 2020

Your parents live alone and have been stable, perhaps with some assistance from you or a home care agency.  All of a sudden your mother, father, uncle, grandparent starts coughing, spikes a fever and seems to find it hard to breathe.  What do you do now?

We have been to all the local stores in Westchester, CT and Putnam, and is no toilet paper!  Please everyone, we all need it, so be kind and don't over use.  We are down to Kleenx since we have had colds!!!  I heard Acme today in Brewster that they will be restocked to...

March 12, 2020

Cons: Assisted Living.  Cost, especially in Westchester and Fairfield counties can be high.  The average cost for a studio apartment with no added care levels ranges from $5,000 to $10,000.  One and two bedrooms are much higher.  If the resident needs care, i.e. medica...

March 12, 2020

Making the decision to either keep your loved one at home or have them move into an Assisted Living community.  It's a difficult decision to make.  Some adult children had made the promise of never placing mom or dad in a "home", which can make it heart wrenching.  Her...

March 12, 2020

The stores have run out of hand sanitizers and masks, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities are on partial or total lock down to contain the spread.  Scary isn't it?  Those of us in the healthcare field are feeling somewhat shaky since we are in the...

September 29, 2019

So we moved her into a social model assisted living and she loves it!  They assigned her an ambassador who is helping her get to know the community and other residents.  She now has her socialization back and she seems to be happy.  However, she continues to want my hu...

September 29, 2019

There are new assisted living communities cropping up everywhere!  That's a good thing, since our population is rapidly aging.  Choosing the right one can be most difficult and confusing.

As sales professionals in these communities, they are trained to sell apartme...

September 29, 2019

Depression can occur in the elderly, but it is not a normal part of aging. While most people experience periods of sadness at times, depression is a treatable medical condition.

Prevalence of depression among older adults
According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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