‘I Care a Lot’ Reminds Us of the Need to Protect Older Loved Ones from Financial Abuse - CarePatrol Blog

If you’re like me, you’ve had a little extra time to devote to binge-watching TV and movies on streaming services, which led me to a very interesting movie on Netflix. As a professional in the senior care space for more than 30 years, the trailer of “I Care a Lot” instantly drew me in. I won’t give you any spoilers on this 2021 thriller, but the plot follows Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike), a career con artist who manages the following: • None Bribes a physician to declare an older adult unable t

Tips for Talking to Your Senior Parents About the COVID-19 Vaccine - ComForCare In-Home Caregivers Blog

Tips for Talking to Your Senior Parents About the COVID-19 Vaccine Adults age 65 and up and/or individuals with pre-existing health conditions (i.e. diabetes, asthma, etc.) are at the greatest risk of serious illness or death when encountering COVID-19. Thus, many states are inviting seniors to be some of the first citizens to receive the vaccine. While many older adults are eagerly making appointments for vaccinations, some are concerned or confused. As a family caregiver, you can help educate

The Silent Thief of Sight: What You Need to Know About Glaucoma - ComForCare In-Home Caregivers Blog

The Silent Thief of Sight: What You Need to Know About Glaucoma It’s the second leading cause of blindness in the world – glaucoma. It affects more and more people every year. It is predicted that 111.8 million individuals will have glaucoma by 2040. Here is what you need to know about the so-called “silent thief of sight.” Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG): This is the most common form of glaucoma. The cornea (the front of the eye) and iris (the colored ring shape) open a path or angle where

Keeping Older Adults Active During COVID-19 - ComForCare In-Home Caregivers Blog

Older adults are a group that has been hit hard by COVID-19. They are at a higher risk of experiencing serious effects from the virus, and, in an attempt to keep residents safe, many senior living communities have vastly restricted social activities. While limiting interactions with other people is an important precaution for high-risk individuals, it has left many seniors without their typical forms of exercise. Physical activity is incredibly important for older adults. In fact, regular physi

Help Older Adults Avoid Covid-19 Scams - CarePatrol Blog

Many states continue to be ravaged by the coronavirus, with recovery taking longer than two weeks even among young adults and America’s COVID-19 death toll expected to reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1, according to a new report from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics. It remains extremely important for older adults (65+) and those with underlying conditions, (heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, obesity, sickle ce

Assisted Living Is the Safer Option - CarePatrol Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our daily lives in many ways, but seniors have been hit particularly hard. According to the CDC, people over 65 years of age are in a high-risk group for coronavirus. Due to the increased risk, many seniors and their families now are facing difficult situations. To stay safe, seniors must be even more vigilant with social distancing, which only makes it increasingly complicated to handle their living environment and care. Group environments like assiste