Category: Aging in Place

Overcoming resistance while caring for elderly parents.

5 Steps for Overcoming Resistance While Caring for Elderly Parents

Adult children caring for elderly parents often face significant resistance from loved ones when they suggest any senior care option. This resistance can feel out-sized, selfish, and at times even delusional to adult children who notice the challenges elderly parents face while navigating everyday life. One of the most effective tools for overcoming resistance in…

CarePods announces partnership with Charlotte home care agency.

CarePods and Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte Announce New Partnership

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – Charlotte, N.C.-based CarePods and Homewatch CareGivers today announced a local partnership designed to help older adults with health concerns age safely and sustainably at home. The innovative combined service model is the first of its kind in North Carolina. Older adults living in the greater Charlotte area as well as in Fort Mill and Rock Hill are…

Does Medicare Cover Home Care?

‘Home Care’ is a broad term that includes some services Medicare covers and some services it doesn’t. The term also has different meanings in different states since each state licensing agency has different regulations governing what a home care agency can and cannot do. However, Medicare is a federal program. This means the rules governing…

Female caregiver kneeling at side of older man who is in wheelchair and smiling outside.

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…

Medical professionals in an office, doctor at forefront smiling.

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…

Brain with a stethoscope on it.

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…

Picture of emergency room sign at hospital.

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…

Safely Age-in-place

3 Types of Technology That Help You Safely Age-In-Place

Using technology to help you successfully age-in-place is a smart way to keep costs down without sacrificing quality of care. We recommend older adults and their loved one’s first approach technology that makes aging-in-place safer and easier by identifying their needs first. Then, it’s easier to work backwards to find solutions that are cost-effective and…

Cheerful asian senior man smiling.

The Case for Senior Home Care: What Does the Evidence Show?

Home care advocates argue truthfully that most people want to age in their own homes. But, if there’s one idea we want to impart at CarePods it’s this: the right place to age is in the environment of YOUR choosing. Is that settled? Good.  The internet (and our very own blog!) contains many articles about whether…