A few years ago, I had the privilege of hearing a presentation about caregiver stress from Valda Garber-Weider, RN, MS, certified dementia practitioner and former director of assisted living for the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC.) Valda has also been a long time caregiver for her own elderly family members in her own home. Valda reminds us that "studies show 70% of full … [Read more...]
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"Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic," states the CDC website. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. This includes everyone six months and older (with very rare exceptions). If you’re not … [Read more...]
Medicare’s Open Enrollment will be open from October 15th to December 7, 2021. This is the perfect opportunity to review your coverage and ensure you and your loved ones are on the right Medicare plan. To help you prepare for open enrollment, Medicare has put together five very helpful tips. Read them in their article “Get ready! Medicare’s Open Enrollment starts October 15”. What is Open … [Read more...]
At Care is There Geriatric Care Management we often help our clients prepare for airline travel. If your loved one has memory loss, mobility limitations, hearing loss, vision or hearing limitations or other concerns, travel can seem stressful or even out of the question. But with special attention, your loved one can travel successfully. Here are some tips: Special TSA Security Screening … [Read more...]
Does your elderly loved one or client need help with meals, laundry, or transportation? Be sure you know how to find, manage, and pay your helpers while complying with laws and regulations. Read our article on how to hire a home helper or companion in Virginia - and if you have any questions, Care is There can help! You might also be interested in these other solutions: Care Coordination … [Read more...]
Are you concerned that your elderly loved one may be vulnerable to crime in their home? See this article giving home security tips from the the National Sheriff’s Assocation. Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas? Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]