What will happen if your elderly parent or loved one has a medical emergency? At Care is There Geriatric Care Management, we’ve developed a list of actions that will help you and your loved one prepare. You can also download our tip sheet and our emergency medical information sheet for posting on the refrigerator and carrying in your wallet. Read the article here: How to Prepare for a … [Read more...]
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Thieves sometimes prey on the elderly by obtaining and using their personal information to open accounts or make purchases. You can help protect your elderly loved one from identity theft by helping them take simple precautions. The Federal Trade Commission addresses the issue in this video: https://youtu.be/j7UJ6oScjvU The FTC recommends these best practices for identity theft prevention … [Read more...]
HIPAA is meant to protect your privacy, but misunderstandings about the law can cause unintended snags for you, your advocate, and your health care team. HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” of 1996, which includes the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The Rule was not designed to get in your way! But well-meaning staff in medical settings can sometimes keep medical … [Read more...]
Unfortunately many elderly people fall victim to home improvement scams. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging has produced an excellent brochure giving practical tips about how to avoid these scams and how to report them if you or someone you know has fallen victim. The guide gives these tips about how to spot a scam artist, saying they sometimes: Work … [Read more...]
Among the team at Care is There, we describe ourselves as miracle makers. Miracle makers? Isn’t that a little over-the-top? Sure, we help with all kinds of everyday things, but… miracles? We use powerful language intentionally. First of all, caregiving is difficult. Sometimes it’s a long slog of things that don’t seem very significant. It’s so easy to get discouraged and doubtful about the … [Read more...]
Most older adults prefer to remain living in their own homes as long as possible. Adult children often worry about their parents’ well-being and encourage them to move closer to resources like family caregivers, health care, transportation, and social activities. This can cause conflict and stress for families. Creating a plan for successful aging in place can increase the likelihood that older … [Read more...]
A personal care aide helps their client perform activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, and eating. For people who are frail, ill, or recovering from injury or surgery, the assistance of a personal care aide can prevent problems such as skin breakdown, injuries from falls, malnutrition, social isolation, and loss of dignity. Personal care aides provide needed … [Read more...]
As the snow came in, were you worried about an elderly loved one, friend, or client? What if they were snowed in or lost power? FEMA, at its Ready.gov website provides a simple (and free!) guide to how older adults can be ready for an emergency. It is called "Preparing Makes Sense for Older Adults" and can be viewed from their website or downloaded as a PDF. FEMA recommends the … [Read more...]
Charlottesville Organizing is a professional organizing company that serves Charlottesville and Central Virginia. It was founded in 2014 by Keri-Ann Byrne to help people in the community organize their home or office to increase efficiency, decrease clutter, provide more useable space and provide aide in creating a more organized lifestyle. Through Charlottesville Organizing, Byrne takes a … [Read more...]
Interim HealthCare Inc. provides skilled home health care, personal care, and companion care. They accept Medicare, private insurance (except Aetna), and private payment. Interim's broad spectrum of services, and their acceptance of most payment types makes it possible for clients to stay with one care agency as their needs change. David and Kelly Haslup own and operate Interim HealthCare … [Read more...]