Case Notes

                I hear these statements or something similar time and time again from older adults I work with. Let's take a closer look! We live a great deal of our lives on a schedule. As children we had to get up for school, be home for dinner...

Recognizing Caregiver Fatigue What is Caregiver Fatigue? Caregiver fatigue, also referred to as caregiver burnout, is a condition in which a caregiver feels physically, emotionally and psychologically exhausted which can lead to changes in attitude. What causes Caregiver Fatigue? When a person is focusing most or all of their energy on...

Sleep Challenges for Older Adults Many know that aging can have a significant affect on sleep which in turn can affect quality of life, but few understand why. Here’s the scoop. In the brain we have a “master clock” that controls our 24-hour cycle which includes, among...

Feeling Blue? It is very common this time of year to feel a sense of sadness. Older adults often find themselves feeling a little sad when children and grandchildren get back to the grind with work and school. Most years this would happen after spending time...

Let’s Talk About Driving! Do you ever wonder to yourself “Should I still be driving?” Or has a family member expressed concern about your safety while driving? When someone is getting older or hits a certain age it doesn’t automatically mean they should stop driving. To...

Rethinking Traditions – Bring Back the Creativity! The First Six Months: After the disappointment of not being able to have traditional celebrations for our spring holidays, there were more letdowns when we couldn’t celebrate festivities this summer. Weddings, graduations, anniversary parties and funerals were pared down, rescheduled or...

When Life Gives You Lemons…make Lemonade!   How do you feel when you hear a positive saying like this? Some people will roll their eyes or shake their head. Maybe even chime in with a negative comment. Other people will smile, nod and agree. Time and time...

Hello and happy November everyone!   Now more than ever it is important to stay connected and reach out to each other. Feelings of loneliness and isolation can have a negative effect on mental and physical health. Sometimes having someone to chat with can make a big...

What Are Your Advance Care Wishes and Who Knows About Them? Having conversations with those closest to you about your wishes is important. While some people may think they know exactly what they want, it can be helpful to talk through your wishes with the people...

When should I call a Case Manager?   Case managers are available to provide seniors, their families and their caregivers with information as well as offer short-term support or ongoing case management support and services. Case managers provide confidential needs assessments & referrals to appropriate resources. There...