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What is Care Management?

12/17/2021

When you hear Care Management what comes to mind? Case management like in hospitals? Managing your medicine and doctor visits? Care Management is what sets Care Around the Block apart from other home care companies.

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Signs That It May Be Time to Consider In-Home Care

11/27/2021

If your aging parent, spouse, or loved one is happy living independently in their home there will likely come a time when they will need some extra help around the home and with daily tasks. Family members often step in to provide support but hiring an in-home ...

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Mental Health Awareness for Seniors

10/10/2021

Today is World Mental Health Day and the perfect time to have the important conversation about mental health in older age. Mental health issues can occur at any point in life, but older age is a major risk factor in developing a mental illness. Older adults may ...

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What is Care-Managed Home Care?

08/29/2021

When someone asks me this question, the first thing I tell them is the difference between Care-Managed Home Care VS. a Caregiving Agency is my stress and worry level. The difference really boils down to having a Care Manager manage and coordinate everything and ...

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Grief vs. Depression in Aging Adults

06/19/2021

It is difficult to distinguish between grief and depression in an individual. It's even more difficult with aging adults since there are many other changes taking place at the time of diagnosis.

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Honoring Your Aging Parents' Independence

05/29/2021

How do you respect your aging parents’ independence, but keep them safe and engaged as they near the end of their lives? Can you? It is a difficult but a very rewarding task to care well for those you love during this part of their life journey, and sometimes mirrors ...

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Senior Travels: Do's and Don’ts

03/27/2021

Recently (before COVID), I traveled to the British Virgin Islands with a group of friends ranging in age from 37-78 years. We chartered a catamaran, sailed to multiple islands, and went on several adventures. We all had a wonderful time, but I will say the elder ...

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5 Ways an In-Home Caregiver Can Help Decrease Feelings of Isolation in Seniors

03/06/2021

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Increasing Brain Function Through Movement and Exercise

01/09/2021

Studies have shown that there is improvement in cognitive function for those living with dementia when they are physically active. The benefits of exercise (weights, cardiovascular, stretching, functional) have been long recognized as therapeutic for the physical ...

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A Sneak Peek Into Care Management

01/03/2021

In my life, and in my chosen profession of a Care Manager, there is no place for personal biases and prejudices. Everyone should be, and deserves to be, treated with empathy and listened to in a non-judgmental manner, and spoken to with respect. All people are ...

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