Are We Ready for Care? Long Term Care?

Published: March 7, 2018

In 2010, 13% of the U.S. population had reached the age of 65. According to 2016 statistics that number has increased to 46 million. Now many of us are over 65 (myself included) and there are times that I resent the implication that I’m part of the growing older population and thus, need help. Although… Read More

Protecting Your Savings: A Look into Popular Scams

Published: February 5, 2018

Mrs. Jameson lived alone. All of her children lived out of state and visited several times a year. Mrs. Jameson values her independence; however, she is suffering from mild memory impairment. Once, while shopping at a local grocery store, she was approached by a well dressed gentlemen. The man stated that her car appeared to… Read More

Avoiding a Crisis: How to Start the Conversation

Published: January 12, 2017

It is Monday and Mary is at work ready to start her day. As she is settling in, her office line rings and it is Peggy, her mom’s neighbor next door. Peggy is concerned about Mary’s mom because she stopped by for a visit this morning and noticed several issues. Mary’s mom appeared un-showered, mail… Read More

Ask a Care Manager: Do I Have to Stay in a Nursing Home?

Published: December 13, 2016

I broke my hip several months ago and was sent to a skilled nursing facility (snf) for rehabilitation. I have been receiving physical therapy (P/T) and occupational therapy (O/T) several times a week and am improving. My family says I need to stay here but I want to go home. What should I do? When… Read More

Protecting Your Savings: A Look into Popular Scams

Published: November 3, 2016

Mrs. Hendricks lives alone. All of her children live out of state and visit once a year at Christmas. Mrs. Hendricks values her independence but is suffering from mild memory impairment, although she denies it. Once while shopping at a local grocery store, Mrs. Hendricks was approached by a well dressed gentlemen who told her… Read More

It’s Fire Season—What Can You Do to Get Ready?

Published: September 9, 2016

A fire truck streaming past the E.O. office is not unusual.  A fire station is just around the corner and the office is close to the freeway.  However, this time of year it always gives us pause.  Do we hear a helicopter overhead?  Are there multiple fire vehicles headed in the same direction?  Do we… Read More

“I Can’t See to Cook, What Do I Do Now?”

Published: September 9, 2016

Jack recently had an appointment with his eye doctor. However, at this visit the ophthalmologist informed Jack that there was nothing more he could do for him.  Eyeglasses were not going to fix his problem.  He needed to give up driving even though he lives twenty minutes from town.  “The bus doesn’t run out there,”… Read More

Questions About Reverse Mortgages

Published: July 8, 2016

My husband and I own our own home and even though we’re getting older, we’d like to stay here. We are considering a reverse annuity mortgage but wonder if that’s a good idea. What can you tell us about a reverse mortgage? Sometimes called a RAM, a reverse annuity mortgage is a home loan that… Read More

Fall Prevention: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?

Published: May 23, 2016

Elizabeth Heape-Caldwell, BS, CMC Mrs. Hill lives in her own home and is fiercely independent. She is very active and enjoys attending bunco with her ladies group every week. However, last week on her way to the car, Mrs. Hill tripped over an extension cord in the garage and subsequently fell. She was transported to… Read More