Category: Adult Children

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Skilled Nursing Facility Rehab: What to Expect

Going to a skilled nursing facility for rehab is a stressful but necessary step for many older adults. Following a hospital stay related to a serious illness or fall, older adults often transfer to a skilled nursing facility to further recover before returning home. It’s important to understand what to expect while staying in a…

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Who Are the Best Geriatricians in Charlotte, NC?

According to Google, there are nearly 900 monthly searches for geriatricians in Charlotte, NC. It’s clear that as we age, receiving excellent care and oversight from a physician you trust is an important factor in staying healthy.  In this blog post, we’ve compiled a working list of top geriatricians in Charlotte, NC based on our…

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How Do I Know If It’s Dementia?

If you’ve cared for someone living with dementia, you know how difficult and frightening this diagnosis is. Most people believe dementia is a specific medical condition. In fact, it is a general term which refers to the impaired ability to remember, think, make decisions, or otherwise manage everyday life.  What Are the Most Common Types…

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Senior Care in the Emergency Room: What to Know

We all want to avoid receiving senior care in the emergency room but that’s not always possible. While there are ways seniors can prevent and reduce trips to the emergency room, in this post we focus on what you can expect once you are there. If you do find yourself heading to the emergency room…

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The Most Important Question to Ask Any Senior Care Provider

In our experience when searching for care for a loved one, the most important question to ask any senior care provider is: how do you take care of your caregivers? Seeing Beyond the Sales Pitch It’s likely no surprise that every senior care provider, including CarePods, has a sales pitch. Most companies spend a great…

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How To Communicate with Professional Caregivers About A Loved One

At some point in our lives, most of us will communicate with professional caregivers about a loved one. It’s important to prepare yourself for this eventuality so you can ensure the best possible care for your loved one.  We know it’s difficult to trust someone else with your loved one’s care and well-being. This is…

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How To Improve Communication With Your Adult Children

Improving communication with adult children helps you better navigate the natural ebbs and flows of your relationship as you age. In the past, we have written about the importance of setting boundaries with aging parents. But, we haven’t yet written about how aging parents can better communicate with their loved ones. That ends today!  In this…

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What Are Adult Day Care Services?

Adult Day Care, also called Adult Day Services, is a newer and fast-growing segment of the senior care industry. Adult day services vary per facility and state. But all offer seniors and those requiring monitoring and ongoing care a supervised, non-residential environment during the day. This necessary service can offer primary caregivers some relief while…

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3 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Nursing Homes and Age Independently

Most people want to avoid nursing homes and age independently at home for as long as possible. But, despite those wishes, many seniors find themselves in nursing home care sooner or later. Where’s the disconnect? As care professionals, we find that prospective clients express a desire to age-in-place, but struggle with putting a plan in…