Alzheimer’s Behavior Challenges – Tips for Managing Care

Tips For Managing Common Symptoms and Perceived Behavior Problems As a caregiver for a loved one, it can be extremely worrying to experience the behavior problems associated with mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease. These behaviors include wandering, aggressiveness, hallucinations, or sleeping and eating difficulties. Additionally, any behavior problems worsen in an inadequate environment and the inability to … Continued

Why Life Care Management (LCM)?

As the new marketing guru of Holistic Aging, I’ve had a lot of work to do on understanding our services and modern healthcare. My background is in Public Relations. Therefore, learning new information on Holistic Care has been absolutely paramount to delivering messages to our audience. This led me to start a researching journey into … Continued

Successful Model for Transitions in Care

  Transitions Transitional care encompasses a variety of services and environments. Proper transitional care promotes the safe transfer of individuals between different levels of health care and across various types of health care settings.  A trip to the hospital, a decision regarding placement into a facility, or bringing your loved one home can each be overwhelming … Continued

Antipsychotic drugs use with dementia is elder abuse

Elder Abuse in Nursing Facilities: The Over-Administration of Antipsychotic Drugs to Nursing Home Residents This report was written by Senior Policy Attorney Toby S. Edelman. The Administration on Aging defines a subcategory of elder abuse – “physical abuse” – as “inflicting physical pain or injury on a senior, e.g. slapping, bruising, or restraining by physical … Continued

Congratulations to Life Care Manager Susan Cottington RN, BS, CCM!

Our very own Life Care Manager, Susan Cottington RN BS, has joined the ranks of some 60,000 others to have earned the coveted Certified Case Manager, CCM, credentials, awarded by the Commission for Case Managers Certification. The CCM is the most difficult and recognized certifications by the Aging Life Care Association of which Susan is … Continued