Maintaining hearing aids is simple when you know how! Help your loved one get the most out of their hearing aid investment, and help them take advantage of all the benefits of hearing aids by keeping them in good working order. Read the full article here: How to Maintain Hearing Aids Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton … [Read more...]
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Some older adults are tempted, concerned, or confused by unwanted solicitations, and could be lured into spending in ways that don’t support their personal goals. But there are simple ways you can help them reduce mail and phone solicitations. Read more in our article on CareisThere.com. You might also be interested in these other solutions: Implement Scam and Fraud Protection … [Read more...]
Transportation is critical for being connected to the services we need, the people we love, and the communities to which we contribute, but it can be difficult after we give up driving. In this article, Care is There Geriatric Care Management gives options for arranging transportation in Harrisonburg and Rockingham county Virginia. You might also be interested in these other solutions: … [Read more...]
The National Council on Aging reports that “financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams …(are) devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position with little time to recoup their … [Read more...]
"This is just one example of why GCMs (geriatric care managers) are so important, and perhaps one day will be indispensable. They represent the power of knowledge in a world where we live under the influence of large institutions and complex system(s) that are sometimes too big for us to grasp – just when we may need them the most and ourselves too little for them to notice." That's an excerpt … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]