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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.

Strategies to Help Reduce Re-Admissions in LTC

How can you open the doors to deeper and more meaningful information that efficiently and accurately reveals what a resident really wants? How do you clarify for the care team how to employ individualized approaches that are most closely aligned … Continue reading

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Need a career in LTC that is not so touchy feely?

If you like frail elders and appreciate the opportunity to earn a living looking out for them you do have options.  Not everyone needs to be a Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Personal Care Aide, Social Worker, … Continue reading

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Long Term Elder Care Career Uptick Moves & Opportunities

This new age trend toward permanent residence in one’s own familiar environment does require competent, proactive assistance to unfold as smoothly as possible over time.  Otherwise, either an expensive and/or dreadful assisted living facility is going to be one’s new … Continue reading

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Long Term Care Careers for under $300

The older population is increasingly aware of the need for at home care. Their families are, too.  Some relatives step up others simply are not able to for whatever reason.  Both the oldster and the relatives are also aware of … Continue reading

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Sex happens in memory care communities…so what?

Intimacy in communities catering to memory care residents is a fact of life.  Whether between two residents or a resident and their non-resident significant other, this is a ‘hot’ issue that needs to be acknowledged and discussed. Does an individual … Continue reading

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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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