ElderCarelink Blog

“Villages” provide support for elders to remain at home

by Dorian Martin
November 17th, 2011 at 11:49 am

Many years ago, the familiar catch phrase going around was, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Now there’s a new way to think about this phrase. While in-home care is commonly used to help elders remain in their homes, a new movement is currently afoot to create villages of support for elders who want to remain in their homes.

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Caregiver Respite Decisions and Influences

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
January 3rd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

According to a New York Times article published on December 31, 2010, “88 percent of family caregivers never get a break,” as in 88 percent of the reported 28 million U.S. caregivers. Respite, sweet respite, wherefore art thou, for family caregivers to elders 75 years of age and older?

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CPR Gets A Face Lift

by Sue Lanza
December 9th, 2010 at 3:12 am

Most of us hope to never use any emergency skills but as a caregiver, you never know when you may need to spring into action to help save a loved one or a friend.

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Home Safety: What is Your Address?

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
October 20th, 2010 at 2:12 am

Here is something we all need to check out. How visible are the numbers of our house address? Can they be seen easily? What if there is an emergency? I would say at least a couple of times a month, when I get a new referral, I cannot tell which is the correct house. The mailbox has a missing number, or there are several houses together and you cannot tell which mailbox goes with my new patient’s house, and there are no numbers on the house itself.

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Home Health Care: When Additional Help is Needed Part 3

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
October 16th, 2010 at 2:11 am

At a recent presentation one of the participants heard many of my stories on ways to engage people with hearing, vision, speech and memory limitations. He was already doing some of the ideas, but learned some new activities that might help his dad enjoy a better quality of life. He asked a very pertinent question. “Who is going to be me for me?”

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