Elder Abuse Comes in Many Forms – Appropriate Adult Protective Services Referrals Can Help Reduce Mistreatment
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Horrendously the figures have risen dramatically. “Before the pandemic, it was reported to be around 1 in 10 older adults in the U.S. who experienced elder mistreatment. In 2020, this number doubled to 1 in 5 – a nearly 84% increase.” Please read this enlightening piece about
Like you, I’ve been staying home and my time has been spent “seeing” clients on the phone and via Zoom, FaceTime and Skype. As I listen to them and to my friends, I hear a consistent theme: that living with this pandemic and its impact, many of us are finding ourselves
I read a lot of studies about aging and about people who are doing ParentingOurParents (POP). Today I read a study that stated older people have a “positive bias,” described as a default position that resembles: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” I stopped in my tracks reading on that one.
Although death is inevitable, by addressing certain specific needs, it need not be feared. Generous author and caregiver, Annette Kam, shares what no one wants to think about (but everyone needs to know!) and provides for free her step-by-step guide to all things before, during, and after a loved one’s
Today has been chose as National Caregivers Day, a day to take time to show our appreciation for the professionals who have chosen work in which they care for our beloved ill and dying family members. POP has added to the list of those who can be celebrated today to
We Welcome You to Register for This Free Webinar Tomorrow Offering Practical Tips for Caregiving During COVID!
Renew Talks Health will be presenting a free webinar that will provide attendees practical tips for caregiving during the pandemic hosted by Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist specializing in dementia care, with 40 years of clinical and academic experience and Lee Tuchfarber, CEO, Renew Senior Communities. They will cover topics
You, the readers of my blog, social media posts and book, know that I call myself “an optimist” and so I aim to learn from the “lessons” my decisions in life doll out to me and not be pulled down by them. By placing attention on what we are witnessing
As someone who tries to see the positive side of every situation no matter how dire I have to admit that COVID-19 has tested my joyful abilities on some days. I am happy to report that those times pass though and when I am striving for connection that the
During these days of Covid-19 with so much isolation and self-quarantining being required of our beloved seniors, it’s crucial for us to know about, consider and combat the extraordinary health risks associated with loneliness and isolation. Scientists say loneliness can pose as serious a health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes