Category: Caregiver Resources

Showing Appreciation for Caregivers

Showing Appreciation for Caregivers

Dear Mike: With the holiday season approaching, my family would like to do something to show our gratitude for one of the nurses that cares for my mom at her nursing home. While the whole staff is just terrific, this nurse has gone above and beyond to support my mom. We would like to give her… Read more »

Appropriate Gifts for Your Senior this Holiday Season

Appropriate gifts

This may be our most asked question during this time of year! Finding gifts for our senior loved ones in assisted living or long-term care can be a challenge. Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors If you are hoping to find a more meaningful gift, here are a few ideas you might want to consider: Produce… Read more »

Open Enrollment: Who, What, Why and How

Open Enrollment

Many find that working your way through the Medicare Open Enrollment process for the first time can be very daunting! Seniors are bombarded with information by mail and even on television commercials but what information is actually necessary for open enrollment? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know to help make the most… Read more »

Flu Shot and Seniors

Flu Shot and Seniors

Dear Dr. Dineen: My 87-year old mother moved in with us this past summer. She is still fairly active and independent but just wasn’t safe on her own any longer. I’m trying to convince her to get a flu shot. Since she had it last year, she doesn’t want to get it again. Mom thinks… Read more »

Holiday Decorating with Dementia

Holiday Deocrating

When a central Ohio loved one who lives with you has Alzheimer’s disease, the holiday season can present more than a few unique challenges. One of those challenges is decorating. Decking the halls for Christmas or Hanukkah is a tradition many families enjoy doing together every year. The tinsel and twinkle add to the festive… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Wandering Kit for Winter

Create a Wandering Kit

As winter begins to make its return to Central Ohio, caregivers who have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease should be prepared. One way to do so is by developing an Alzheimer’s Wandering Kit. If the unthinkable happens and your loved one wanders on a cold and snowy winter day, this kit can help… Read more »

What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Applying for Me

We hear it a lot—“what’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?” The confusion is natural. If you don’t have any experience with either program, it’s easy to get the two mixed up. To help clear things up, let’s go over the basics of Medicare and Medicaid, who’s eligible for each program, examples of what each… Read more »

Providing Emotional Support for Your Spouse in Inpatient Rehab

Providing Emotional Support

If your spouse has suffered a health setback that has led them to post-hospital rehab, you may be wondering what you can do to boost their spirits. Here are three ideas for providing emotional support for your spouse during their rehabilitation and recovery journey. How to Provide Support For Your Spouse or Loved One 1…. Read more »

Fire Safety Resources for Seniors in Central Ohio

Fire Safety for Seniors

October is National Fire Prevention Awareness Month. For older adults, the risk of being harmed or fatally injured in a fire is more than double that of younger adults. When a senior reaches the age of 85 their risk climbs to nearly five times higher. That means that while seniors make up only 13% of… Read more »

9 Fall Activities to do With Your Senior

Fall Activities for Seniors

Autumn is here, with beautiful colors, abundant harvests, and gorgeous weather that makes most of us want to get outdoors and enjoy all the fall activities Central Ohio has to offer. Here’s a list of nine activities to do in the area, even better they are all free or inexpensive! Apple picking: Enjoy the pretty… Read more »