Category Archives: EldercareABC

EldercareABC Blog Carnival – March 9th, 2011

Welcome to the March 9, 2011 edition of EldercareABC Blog Carnival. Derrick presents Download the Long-Term Care Improvement Guide by Planetree and Picker Institute posted at ElderGuru.com. Maureen Koelsch & Cheryl Barrett presents Pets and the Elderly posted at Regarding Your Parents, saying, "People don't realize how helpful and comforting pets can be for the…
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Simple Prepared Meal Delivery Services for Family Caretakers Of Seniors

Almost all daughters and sons who take care of their older parent, or elderly parents, usually do not imagine themselves as caregivers. They just consider themselves as attending to their parents. A caregiver is defined as somebody that provides support for another person who may not be able to reside on their own as a…
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Protecting Elders From Fraud

by: Claudette Paage With all the advertisements that come through the mail, email, and telephone, it can be hard to tell opportunity from exploitation, especially for older adults. It's common for senior citizens to scrutinize every piece of mail trying to figure out if it's an important document, and it's often hard to tell the…
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How To Pick The Right Hospital For Your Elderly Parent

by: Tom Krahel Elderly parents with chronic health conditions will mean that you will be taking them to the hospital. You want to do everything possible to help them. In their weakened condition they are more susceptible to infections and complications. (more…)
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November 3rd EldercareABC Blog Carnival

Welcome to the November 3rd, 2010 EldercareABC Blog Carnival! “A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold…
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June 23rd EldercareABC Blog Carnival

Welcome to the June 23, 2010 edition of eldercareabc carnival. June Tree presents Are You Ready For A Social Security System Overhaul? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Looking into the social security system in-depth." Kaye Swain presents The Sandwich Generation Issues Can Include Monitoring for Dehydration in the Elderly and Young Grandchildren | SandwichINK.com…
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Geriatric Massage: Physical and Emotional Well Being for the Elderly

By Bobby Wise Geriatric massage, which utilizes the same basic techniques as traditional massage therapy, was especially designed for the elderly and their unique needs. This type of massage includes the gentle massage of soft tissues (and sometimes passive or active manipulation of the joints), proven to improve circulation and increase flexibility. Geriatric massage therapy…
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Is a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) Right For Me?

By Shelley Webb Having worked in the health care industry for almost 30 years, I can tell you that there is a definite hierarchy in the way that medical titles are perceived within the health care community.  For instance, RNs are perceived better than LPNs (or LVNs); 4 year RN grads are perceived better than 2 year…
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