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Decubitus Ulcers – More Than Just a Pain in the Butt

Published: June 28, 2023

Mr. Clarke lived alone in his one-bedroom apartment with his dog Buster. Recently, Mr. Clarke fell, broke his pelvis, and was transferred to skilled nursing for rehabilitation. After some rigorous physical therapy, Mr. Clarke was able to return home with some support from his neighbors. Since his return home, Mr. Clarke’s neighbors have been visiting… Read More

The Importance of Autonomy in the Well-Being of the Older Adult

Published: April 26, 2023

Studies show that maintaining a sense of autonomy is an important factor in keeping the older population living a satisfying life. “Autonomy is the ability of the individual to make and carry out decisions about how, with whom, when, and where to spend one’s time” (Bennett et al, 2015). It is imperative for health care… Read More

The Best Gift

Published: December 9, 2022

It’s not even black Friday and in fact I’m sure Halloween was just last a few days ago. However, people, places and things are gearing up for holiday shopping. If the person you’re thinking of is considered an “Older Adult” by AARP, Medicare or some other entity responsible for the category, you may want to… Read More

Who Is Going to Care For Me?

Published: October 24, 2022

The woman was a grandmother but young by today’s standards – 64. She had been divorced for years but was hard working and self sufficient until the cancer diagnosis. Reluctantly following her physician’s advice, she had to quit work and file for disability. As the disease gained a further hold, she went on SSI and… Read More

Looking for Care: Deciding Between Hiring Privately vs. an Agency

Published: August 3, 2022

Rebecca is a full-time working mother of 3 teens. Trying to juggle it all, Rebecca is traveling three hours, one way, to assist her aging parents who adamantly want to remain in their home. However, she is exhausted. Rebecca feels that she is under performing at work and is not fully present with her children.… Read More