ElderCarelink Blog

Home Safety: Keeping the Stairways Safer

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
October 27th, 2010 at 2:11 am

Each year thousands of older adults fall in their own homes. Many of them have chosen to remain in their long time residence so now they have to deal with stairs getting into the house, to the basement, and upstairs. Sometimes there are hazards that could be readily fixed and doing that might go a long way in contributing to fall prevention.

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Home Health Care: When Speech Therapy is Needed Part 2

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
September 29th, 2010 at 2:12 am

Sometimes a patient will have a hearing or vision loss, coupled with an old stroke or Parkinson’s disease and now there are memory problems. Sometimes these are people who live alone, perhaps with family not living in the area. A nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist currently seeing the patient may notice during the course of a few appointments that the person seems to be having some difficulties.

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Is Telehealth in Your Future?

by Sue Lanza
August 12th, 2010 at 2:13 am

Have you ever heard the word “telehealth”? If you haven’t, you probably will very soon as the concept of health services being delivered via electronic or telecommunications is here to stay.

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Technology and Aging Parents: How Much Is Too Much? Part 2

by Carol Bursack
August 7th, 2010 at 2:11 am

In Part 1 of this two part series, I focused on medical alarm devices, also known as personal alarms. I’ve made use of these devices for several of my elders so that they could remain in their homes for a longer period of time.

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Caregivers Managing and Juggling Medical Information and Records

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
August 6th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Until you’re seated in a doctor’s office waiting for your elder’s name to be called to, you thought you were fully prepared for the appointment. Then you realize that you can’t recall the name or prescribed strength of your elder’s latest prescription change. Rats!

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