Why Ask for Family Care Space at Senior Living Communities

Why ask for Family CareSpace when touring communities: Faster Call Button Response Time Care staff know where you are when help is requested Resident Centered Care Support Specific resident care requirements are easily implemented in the   Family CareSpace System- Easy To Use Private Family Portal Stay connected with family & friends, sharing photos/videos, activities/events, care updates/changes, location in community Why Ask Your Agency For Family HomeCare Space Why ask for Family HomeCareSpace when interviewing

Can I Afford My Drugs?

As seniors, our biggest challenge is how to afford the drugs that our doctors prescribe. There are a number of realities that we have to deal with, and over which we have no control. We spend about 45% of the global total spent on pharmaceutical drugs. Americans spend more on prescribed drugs than any other developed country and pay double what other countries’ residents pay for healthcare in general. Half of the scientifically innovative drugs

Should Seniors Have Their Credit Locked Down?

In one of our recent training meetings, I received a great tip: Seniors (any maybe their kids) should contact all three credit reporting agencies and request that their ‘credit’ be ‘locked down.’ This of course would mean that they could no longer get a credit card or buy something on credit. But does a senior really need more credit? And if they do, the credit can be ‘unlocked’ so that they can buy a new

Hard Won Wisdom: How to Have a Meaningful Caregiving Journey

If you are taking care of an aging or ill parent, spouse, family member, or friend, your worries, feelings, and challenges are very real. I took care of my mother for 14 years and while not totally unprepared because of my healthcare background, I admit it was a wild, exhausting ride which ended 3 months short of her 100th birthday. People who haven’t been on this journey might ask, “What’s so hard about it?” The

Older Adults in Dallas

Seniors in Dallas/Fort Worth know they are lucky. Not only is this a great place to live, but here they have the ability to grow old without leaving their own homes or losing their independence due to home care agencies that provide caregivers and care managers based on customized care plans. Nearly 9 in 10 seniors say they’d prefer to keep living at home rather than move to a facility. Yet every year, thousands still

No One Wants to be a Number

Years ago Charles Kuralt had a news segment called “On the Road,” which aired on CBS Evening News. Charles would stop in a city, grab a phone book from a telephone booth, and let his finger randomly stop at a name. He would then meet said person and conduct a life interview with them, and my recall is that in every interview he uncovered a fascinating person with a fascinating story. It is with this