Case Notes

Medical Alert Systems   In the late 80s and early 90s when the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” catchphrase became famous, there were a lot less choices for medical alert systems. In 2021, choosing a medical alert system for yourself or a loved one can...

Writing Your Life Story   Do you have stories or wisdom that you have always wanted to share with your family, but life always feels too busy? Writing your life story can be a great way to pass down stories, wisdom and lessons of your life to...

Decluttering Our Lives   When you hear the word “declutter,” what comes to mind? Some will respond with an eye roll or a look of disgust. Others perk up with a smile at the thought of cleaning and organizing. When I meet with someone and this subject...

                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...