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Terminate Robocall From Your Life

“Do not hang up, this is an urgent call.” How many times have you have heard some version of this phone greeting in the last year alone? More importantly, how many of those came in a pre-recorded, robocall? In recent years, robocalls –those pre-recorded messages delivered by a computerized auto-dialer – have been front and... Read more

After the Storm—Humbled, Grateful, Blessed

Weather the storms of life
Greetings one and all… Regardless of where you live, it has been a rather stormy Spring season—to say the very least! Whether watching the television or logging into the internet, I read headlines about the recent tornadoes in the mid-west, the historic flooding in Oklahoma and other states, and the dire predictions of massive flooding... Read more

The 5 C’s of Living Well and Aging Well

Greetings one and all… In the fall of every year, I contemplate possible ideas for programming in the upcoming year. I review the latest publications on all aspects of aging, end-of-life care, and caregiving. I scan trusted websites in search of themes and consistent concerns. Last year, my efforts exposed serious issues as well as... Read more

What is Loneliness and Why do We Feel Lonely?

Greetings one and all… Every year, my challenge as an educator is to create innovative, relevant programs for my clients and audiences. Consequently, I invest significant time and effort in reviewing the latest research and publications related to aging, caregiving, and end-of-life care. Every year without exception, a theme emerges reflecting societal concerns, needs, and/or... Read more

The Senior Smuggling Scam

Beware of free vacations, unless you’re prepared for the possibility of an extended stay in a Peruvian prison for unintentionally smuggling 14.5 pounds of cocaine hidden in children’s Bibles. Though it sounds like something out of a film (like Clint Eastwood’s The Mule), it actually happened to two elderly British men last August. It’s one... Read more

Healing is a Process

Greetings one and all… I am writing this reflection as a historic blizzard whips through Colorado. AMAZING to say the very least! All along the Front Range, life as we know it has basically come to a frigid standstill. Mother Nature is making her presence known in a dramatic, if not frightening, way. I am... Read more

What are the Signs of Cognitive Impairment?

As people age, they may start presenting certain physical and mental limitations and impairments. And the more apparent the limitations, the more likely they’re noticed and addressed –e.g., mobility issues can be solved with a walker, wheelchair, or mobility scooter; hearing and seeing issues are treated using hearing aids and eyeglasses. But there’s a kind... Read more

Combatting Heart Disease: 7 Keys to a Healthy Heart

We at Preferred Care at Home love all things relating to chocolate, flowers, and celebrations.  While Valentine’s Day has (sadly) come and gone, we also know that February is about more than chocolate and roses.  We join with the American Heart Association (AHA) each February to raise awareness about heart disease so that we and... Read more

When Should You Stop Driving?

Aging is a swinging door. If in comes strength, stamina, memories and insight then out goes strength, stamina, memories and eyesight. While these changes cannot be stopped, they can and often are ignored when it comes to everyday activities such as driving. In 2016 alone over four thousand elderly drivers died in fatal car crashes,... Read more

Seniors and Surgery: What You Should Know About Carotid Endarterectomy

Did you know… Carotid endarterectomy is performed as a treatment to decrease the risk of death from... Read more
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