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Resolution

By |2018-03-09T22:15:03+00:00February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

One of the hardest skills to acquire is the ability to communicate effectively with others.    You know, walk a mile in someone else’s shoes and truly understand another viewpoint; even if there is disagreement.    This skill once developed, is worth having.   It is empathy, compassion and the realization that in the same situation, given the same circumstances your actions or reactions may have been the same. [...]

How to Prevent Falls Around the House

By |2018-02-01T15:51:53+00:00February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

A friend of mine fell over her lovable little dog and badly fractured her arm and wrist. Another friend fell in her apartment and literally broke her neck and now she will be in rehab for a long while, unable to live alone again. Statistically one of the biggest safety risks are people over 65 who fall causing severe injury and even death. Can you prevent [...]

Elderly Neglect

By |2018-02-01T15:41:57+00:00February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Elder Abuse is a term most of us understand but self-neglect is a component that is rarely spoken about. Self-neglect according to the Administration on Aging is characterized as the failure of a person to perform essential self-care tasks and that failure threatens his/her own health or safety. How many of us have seen a loved one disheveled, unclean or not eating properly but accept it [...]

Anxiety in Older Adults

By |2018-02-01T15:38:17+00:00February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

When my father began inching towards his nineties, he was in good health and had a loving family. But, he could not focus on the good things in his life because he had so much anxiety it would leave him agitated and depressed. He worried about finances, about his health about the health of his family and he worried about dying. Also, thinking about what he [...]