ElderCarelink Blog

What if Caregiver Needs to Leave Home for an Extended Period of Time

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
May 31st, 2010 at 1:11 am

Sometimes a brief time away from home extends into a much lengthier one. What was thought to be a minor concern can develop into a more complicated situation. A friend recently went home for her mother’s upcoming surgery. Her husband was not going with her and was taking care of their young children when he got a call that his dad, who lived over 1000 miles away, had broken his hip. Read more »

2020 Geriatric Nursing on the Horizon

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
May 30th, 2010 at 10:01 am

“Working With Seniors….”

An article in a supplement to the local newspaper made me cringe as I read. “Working With Seniors Can be a Tough But Rewarding Job” is the title. So far, so good, I thought. I should have stopped reading at the title. Read more »

Elders and Falls: Irregular Medication Increases Risk

by Carol Bursack
May 29th, 2010 at 1:01 am

Most of us know that some medications can cause dizziness, which in turn can cause a fall. Some blood pressure medications can lower the blood pressure too quickly, and a person take a tumble. However a recent edition  of Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Science ran an article Read more »

When a Caregiver Has to Leave Town

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
May 28th, 2010 at 1:11 am

When an emergency arises that necessitates a person leaving town with little time to organize the details of their life, it can become quite a challenge. The situation you are responding to is already stressful, making it much harder to be able to function at your best while trying to pull together the numerous aspects of your life. Read more »

Practicing Loving Kindness

by Sue Lanza
May 27th, 2010 at 1:00 am

Having an almost-fully-legal daughter at home (she turns 21 this month–can that be true?) gives me plenty of opportunities to practice loving kindness!

I know it sounds very “new-agey” but hang on for a second.  Read more »