Category Archives: Caring for Older Adults

Managing Along the Health Continuum

We have many older adult clients (defined as those over the age of 80) who began working with us 10-15 years ago. At this point, we have taught them and their family members to pay close attention to subtle changes in health status and to notify us immediately so that we can take quick and… Read on…

Managing Cognitive Impairment in Our Loved Ones

I recently began working with a client family of a woman in her 90s who had been living independently. Following a health care crisis, she had to move in with her daughter and son-in-law. Although the couple cared very deeply for this woman, living together in the same home and addressing all her physical and… Read on…

Managing Health in the “Nifty Fifties”

My cousin Caroline just turned 50. She has been reflecting on recent experiences with the healthcare system and suggested I write about healthcare consumers in her age category. As a woman with a career, two children approaching their early teens, a husband, parents, and in-laws with recent issues requiring hospitalization, her first thought when she… Read on…

Silver Linings During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has given me a gift this winter: spending more time with my parents. We decided they would stay in Rhode Island, rather than spending the October-May timeframe in Florida, as they usually do. In our little pod, we have been able to continue our holiday traditions and to develop some new ones… Read on…