Category 'Elder Care Mediation'

Finding the Right Pill Organizer

While pill organizers can help avoid medication errors, there must be a good fit between the user and the pill organizer, otherwise, the benefits of using a pill organizer will be lost, and may actually impair one’s health.

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Home Remedies for Aches and Pains of Aging

A 2012 National Health Interview Study found that 11.2 percent of adults report having daily pain.

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The Opioid Crisis and Fall Risk

Seniors using opioids are at a seven-fold greater risk for falls (and increased hip fractures) than those who use other pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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National Nurses Day Celebrates the Contribution of Nurses

National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year celebrates the contributions nurses make to our lives and communities. What would you do to honor nurses in America?

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When Families Disagree About Senior Care; Keeping Alzheimer’s Patients Socially Engaged

These and other stories are in the May edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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The Secrets to Identifying Drug Misuse in Seniors

Drug misuse is often overlooked. One reason for this is that signs of drug misuse may be attributed to other age-related health problems, such as depression or dementia.

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Winter Travel Safety Tips

There are a lot of wonderful things that are unique to winter – cozy blankets, hot cocoa, dazzling Christmas lights, just to name a few. But there are also quite a few dangers that are unique to winter as well and, unfortunately, they are often overlooked in the merriment of the season.  ...

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Elder Care Mediation

When it comes to agreeing on the best care for an aging loved one, many family members run into squabbles and divisions. Fortunately, many families who reach an impasse with elder care decisions are now turning to elder care mediation to help resolve disputes and preserve family relationships.

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Benefits of an Elder Law Attorney

Seniors face a myriad of health, finance and legal issues that can significantly affect their lives and families. Attorneys specializing in elder law understand the unique needs of older adults regarding physical and mental limitations and navigating the complexities of retirement living and financial and estate planning.

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What Should I Discuss With My Aging Parents?

Discussing important issues with your parents as they grow older can be challenging. Few adult children have these conversations until a major event forces a discussion. However, waiting until a crisis happens isn’t a good planning strategy. Instead...

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