Category: Aging in Place

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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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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…

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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…

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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…