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About Elder Care Advice blog

Get professional elder care giving advice, advocacy, education and tips for those who care for and about the frail elderly at the ElderCareAdvice blog. We are generously sponsored by CertifiedCare.org. Most posts are written by Cathleen V. Carr, unless attributed otherwise. We welcome relevant submissions. Submit your article and by-line for publishing consideration (no promises!) to Havi at zvardit@yahoo.com, our own editor who will ensure submissions are given the best possible treatment and polish before publication, ensuring a professional level of publication. There is a nominal service fee involved ($45). Allow up to 30 days for publishing.

In Demand Careers for Aging in Place Trend

Nursing home numbers have been in steep decline for over a decade and that trend shows no sign of changing.  Why?  Because as the elderly population numbers rise so has the desire to age in place.  For practical reasons of … Continue reading

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New Definitions of Pressure Wounds

WARNING: Some images might prove upsetting to viewers.  Pressure ulcers, aka pressure sores or bed sores, normally develop of the bony areas of the body like the heels, hips or cheek bone, ankles, ears, elbows, etc..  These sores are caused … Continue reading

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Required Emergency Preparedness Basic Surveyor Training Course

CMS’ New Emergency Preparedness Regulation   CMS’ Emergency Preparedness Rule goes into effect November 16, 2017. This will be the first time home health agencies will be required to have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Emergency Preparedness Training: The Centers … Continue reading

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School for Military Caregivers of Veterans

PsychArmor Institute’s School for Military Veteran Caregivers and Families, sponsored by USAA, contains over a dozen free, on-demand, self-paced courses to empower those who care for our Veterans. These courses can help caregivers and families develop skills and knowledge to … Continue reading

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Home Fitness Business for Aging in Place

In-Home Fitness Solutions clients are offered individualized services based on their fitness goals and current health status, according to Tyler Dukes, who assesses patients and comes up with a plan, often with the inclusion of family members. After seeing skilled nursing … Continue reading

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Acting as our patients’ / parents’ advocates for home care

There is inherent tension dealing with a policy flawed by its quixotic attempts to distinguish between acute and long-term functional dependencies. Specifically, they need to learn how to tell when needed services are not available because of Medicare regulations and … Continue reading

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What ancient Egyptians believed about Death

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find … Continue reading

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