Why does your mother live with you?
I get that question a lot. I usually tell folks it’s because she’s blind and has some other health issues. Here are some other reasons I never mention.
Added by Cynthia Wilson on May 13, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments
What do you do when you need help caring for a family member at home, but don't want a stranger in the house?
My mom was in her 50s when we first looked into hiring a home health aide to help her around the house. Unlike the typical elderly or senior person most home attendants are called to care for, mom was still pretty young, in her 50s then. But she was now blind after a surgery didn’t go as we hoped.…Continue
Added by Cynthia Wilson on April 27, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments
A reader contacted me recently to ask for advice dealing with an elderly neighbor who constantly makes sexually inappropriate comments. It seems the 73-year old can't help talking about the reader's buttocks whenever they meet or talk on the phone about neighborhood business.
Before you label the neighbor a dirty old man, you should know that the elderly neighbor is a married woman with adult grandchildren.Continue
Added by Cynthia Wilson on April 26, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments
I read something recently about a trend in nursing home care that concerned me. Many facilities are cutting staff in the wake of declining admissions as state and federal governments cut funding to Medicare and Medicaid programs and more senior citizens and disabled people turn to alternative sources like adult day care and outpatient rehabilitation services.
Added by Cynthia Wilson on April 24, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments
Did you know that a disconnected cell phone could save your life?
A police officer once told me that a cell phone doesn’t have to be activated to dial 911 as long as the battery on the phone is charged. The cell phone’s built in global positioning system (GPS) will allow the police to track the phone to its exact location, which could…Continue
Added by Cynthia Wilson on April 19, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Cynthia Wilson on April 18, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments