Senior Care News and Views

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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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GROUNDBREAKING SENIOR CARE SOLUTION CAREPODS OFFERS AN AGING-AT-HOME ALTERNATIVE

New Senior Care Service Provides Seniors First-Rate Care at Home CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 28, 2021) — CarePods, a new and innovative senior care solution for older adults is now available in Charlotte, Fort Mill and Rock Hill. CarePods was created with the sole purpose of helping older adults stay at home while accessing high-quality senior care at a price…

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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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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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Is Assisted Living Worth the Cost?

Assisted living is a popular and valuable service that many older adults use when they need more care and support than they can receive at home. Unfortunately, the average monthly cost of $4,300 for assisted living services leaves these communities financially out-of-reach for many older adults and their family members. While this post focuses on…

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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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Three Inexpensive Home Improvements That Make Aging in Place Easier

More and more, older adults express a desire to age in their home instead of in a senior living community. One of the keys to a successful aging in place strategy is to make sure your environment is safe and easy to navigate.  As part of our service at CarePods, we continuously evaluate and make…