Today we speak with Kathy Kemp a geriatric care manager and owner of Sage Advice, located in Arlington, Massachusetts. In a previous blog and podcast, we listed all the reasons why we appreciate geriatric care managers and why people like Kathy Kemp are so important for seniors and their families. In this episode we talk to [...]
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Senior loneliness is a quiet epidemic with a big price tag attached to it, explains a WSJ article that was published in December. As the baby boomer generations continue to grow older, spouses pass away, divorces occur and families are no separated by hundreds of miles as it is more common to move away from where [...]
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Overtime affects agencies as it limits how many hours a caregiver can work without costing the company (and thus the client) more money. While overtime laws are a net positive, they prevent caregivers from accepting more jobs without increasing the costs. So clients and caregivers are disappointed that they can not work more with clients the [...]
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Today we have a great interview with Alex DeNoncour of Oakley Home Access down in Narragansett RI. Don't let that location fool you for a moment, they are moving into the Massachusetts market helping senior purchase and install ramps, grab bars, stairlifts and other durable equipment that allows seniors to live in their home as [...]
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Often, we get families that are interested in shorter blocks of time with our caregivers. This has advantages and disadvantages which we discuss. We are happy to accept all cases that we receive regardless of their size, but there are difficulties with staffing these types of cases. Additionally, some families question why tasks are [...]
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Today we talk about short-term rehab and understanding why people need to use their services after leaving a hospital, like having a fall and breaking a bone. Many think that after leaving short-term rehab that the skip right out of there, which is usually not the case. More help is needed in the home through [...]
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Today we talk about some articles we briefly touched on when we had Tyler Gates, a financial advisor come and speak with us a few weeks ago. Tyler was the focus of that podcast but we thought these articles were important enough to dedicate a podcast to them. We talk about: Saving (or lack thereof) [...]
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When providing care to older adults, it can take a long time compared to the time we need to do the same tasks. When you list out what we do in the first hour of our day, it ends up being a long list. Get out of bed Put on slippers Make Coffee Brush teeth [...]
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A recent article in the Boston Globe brings up the alarming concern about physician burnout. The profession is "struggling with the unyielding demands of electronic health record systems and ever-growing regulatory burdens." We discuss: What our experiences have been with doctors How we view electronic records The ongoing regulations of health care Pajama time! Cost of employee turnover Ideas to [...]
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