Aware Senior Care Blog

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A Message to Our Children: You Don’t Owe Us

Dad and I love each one of you more than you can possibly imagine. We would do anything to make your lives the best they can be. Over the years, we said ‘no’ to various things because we believed it was in your best interest. Depending on the circumstance, you may or may not have […]

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My Mother Emily Part Six Return of the Queen

Tim Murray, Co-Founder of Aware Senior Care, discusses his mother Emily’s move back to North Carolina due to needing total assistance on a daily basis for the foreseeable future. My Mother Emily: Part Five The last entry in my blog was about Mom’s visit to Warrensburg, NY sitting on the beach on Kelm Pond.  A […]

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AskAware Alzheimers in Home Care

Aware Senior Care invited special guest Sandra Savell, author of “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving” to reflect on her experiences caring for her mother afflicted with Alzheimer’s and solutions for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s in home. Sandra’s book, “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving” can be found […]

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Traveling with Aging Loved Ones

With the holidays coming up over the next few months, this is when seniors want to be around family and friends, and they should be. Here’s a checklist of items to consider when traveling with an aging adult. It is that time of year when many people travel to visit friends and family for the […]

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How to Protect Seniors from Online Scams

Loneliness and isolation among seniors is a growing concern. For those with trusting natures and significant assets, these circumstances may make them especially vulnerable to scams. And as more seniors go online to find companionship, some may be setting themselves up for personal disappointment and financial disaster. Lonely seniors and online scams My elder law […]

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From the Desk of Gina Murray, RN: Upon Further Review of Medication

We received a frantic call at 4 PM on a Wednesday from a woman named Patricia. She told us that her 92 year old Dad, Robert, was found on the floor of his apartment this morning. They had spent the day at the hospital in the Emergency Department and numerous tests were performed. By Gina […]

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How Serious is Falling?

September 22nd is National Falls Prevention Day.  Why is this important? •Every 13 seconds an older adult is treated in the hospital for a fall. •Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. •In 2013 the cost of fall injuries was $34 billion, with outlooks of over $67 billion in 2020. •In 2013, […]

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Seniors Beware: New IRS Phone Scams

The IRS does not call- ever. I have been told this plenty of times before, I knew this. I heard it several times when we were researching scams that prey on elderly. I remember reassuring my mother in law last year when the “IRS” called to say they were taking her house for not paying […]

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AskAware How to Stay Out of a Nursing Home

Aware Senior Care and Dr. David Fisher of Doctors Making Housecalls discuss winning strategies for seniors to stay out of nursing and retirement homes and remain independent with proactive planning. #AskAware: How to Stay out of a Nursing Home Today’s guest host for the chat is Dr. David Fisher, Medical Director of Searstone Senior Living […]

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Five Steps to Aging in Place Successfully

For some, a good life means staying in their own homes well into old age and forgoing retirement communities. Guest blogger Kim Shea discusses what’s necessary to make such a plan successful. Kim Shea Founder, Shea Companions Twitter What does aging in place mean?  To age in place means older people maintaining independence to remain […]

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