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Conversations With A Geriatric Care Manager – Part 4

By Ann Ruckdaschel This is the fourth in a series of articles addressing topics that adult children should talk about with their parents. Click if you missed part one, part two, or part 3 As one grows older, it becomes inevitable that

Conversations With A Geriatric Care Manager Part 3

By Ann Ruckdaschel This is the third in a series of articles addressing topics that adult children should talk about with their parents. Click if you missed part one or part two. One of the more difficult conversations between parents

Conversations with a Geriatric Care Manager – Part 2

By Ann Ruckdaschel This is the second in a series of articles addressing topics that adult children should talk about with their parents. if you missed part 1, click here. Many older adults find that the “old family homestead” has

Conversations with a Geriatric Care Manager – Part 1

By Ann Ruckdaschel This is the first in a series of articles addressing topics that adult children should talk about with their parents. None of us want to think about getting “old”, but let’s face it, it’s inevitable.  In all

Taking Away the Car Keys

Mary’s niece, the only family member in the area, started to notice some concerns with her driving.  Soon other people started mentioning these driving concerns, which included backing out in front of people, going through stop signs, speeding down Main Street just to

Heat Exhaustion in Seniors – Signs and Prevention

In 1963, famous singer Nat King Cole released a best-selling record titled “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy, Days of Summer”. The chorus goes like this. . . “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer. Those days of soda, and pretzels

What Will Retirement Look Like

By: Dee Montgomery. In today’s financially unstable society many Seniors find themselves asking…” What will my retirement look like?” “Will I have the assets to support myself? And for how long?”, “Who will look after me?”, “Am I financially safe

Is Your Family like “The Waltons”? Probably Not

By: Dee Montgomery. In caring for their Senior loved ones, families in today’s culture are faced with challenges that are not necessarily experienced by previous generations. The burdens carried by Seniors and Caregivers alike can leave them feeling stressed and

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