Hospitalizations and Older Adults: The Scope of the Problem

Are you ready for some summer fun? After living a pretty restricted existence over the past year plus, many of us feel excited to be vaccinated and get out and do more. At the same time, we know many of our older clients aren’t as mobile as they once were…

Our home care programs have focused on reducing falls and rehospitalizations, using evidence-based interventions. Now, with over a year’s worth of data and hundreds of clients served, we have results showing that we can significantly reduce these primary issues that impact elders and their families.

Why are we focussing so…

Do any of these feel familiar?

“My elderly Mother is never happy.”

“Dad is just a grumpy old man and I can’t handle it anymore!”

“All my parents do is complain. I try to help, but I don’t seem to be able to do anything right.”

“Dealing with negative elderly…

Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

The Problem of Rehospitalizations

Rehospitalizations continue to occur far too often, when they could have been avoidable. The rates of readmission within 30 days vary by age, condition, hospital, and other factors. However, for many conditions, between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 patients will be readmitted within 30 days of leaving the…

What is a healthcare surrogate?

A healthcare surrogate is someone designated to make healthcare decisions for you. Here’s the Florida statute covering healthcare surrogates. Sometimes this is also referred to as a healthcare Power of Attorney.

It is different from a Durable Power of Attorney, which covers financial decisions, contracts, etc. As you will see…

We’ve offered our view on what home care should look like in the 21st century and where it’s currently often falling short. Technology plays a key role in that vision, enabling us to solve various problems that have plagued eldercare and healthcare for too long.

Technology is not the end…

Family Caregiver Burnout and Caregiver Stress

Taking care of family members may seem like such a natural role to us, one we can’t imagine not doing. Therefore, many of us make promises or feel obliged to provide all aspects of care for loved ones. And, we may also be surprised by the toll this takes. Caregiver…

The Challenges of Home Care and Caregiving

As our population rapidly ages, the number of available family caregivers in younger generations is also diminishing, making this a national crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic only heightened this problem and prompted a national conversation about caregiving and home care.

The Scope of the Issue

Concerns about Senior Drivers: Is Mom in Denial? Are You?

More often than not, when families come to us with a driving-related crisis, they’ve been seeing signs. However, they may have felt Mom or Dad was okay because they only drove locally. Or, perhaps they put in place other safety precautions. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of your parents telling…


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