Posts in Category: Safety

Seniors and driving safety – Do you have concerns about a family member? Follow these guidelines!

September 4th, 2014

Are you concerned about a senior driving safely?  Guest author and occupational therapist Susan Sofer (OT & CDRS) addresses this common concern for family members.


First, ask yourself these 6 questions:

1.      Does your friend or family member make …

Elder Abuse – How to Recognize the Signs and Protect Yourself (or your loved one) by Me Marion Dana

August 29th, 2013

It is not always easy to recognize elder abuse, particularly if you are the victim. Yet elder abuse is, unfortunately, prevalent in our society. The good news is that there is increased awareness with respect to the existence of elder …

“Mandate homologation and the opening of a protective regime: psychosocial assessments”

May 3rd, 2011

What is a Mandate in the Case of Incapacity?

This is a, “document in which a person, known as a mandatory, while in full possession of his faculties, appoints another person, known as the mandatary, to see to his protection …

Communication and the Exchange of Information with Health Care Professionals

February 23rd, 2010

written by: Stephanie Erickson, MSW, PSW, LCSW

If you have aging parents, you are most likely concerned about their physical, emotional and cognitive health. As your parents get older, they will have medical appointment after medical appointment with a variety …

Long Distance Caregiving: Tips to Managing Your Aging Parents’ Needs

February 15th, 2010

Written by: Stephanie Erickson, MSW, PSW, LCSW

As our parents age, it becomes harder and harder to feel secure that they are safe and healthy in their home. This becomes even more difficult if we do not live nearby and …

Home Safety Checklist for Your Aging Parent

February 8th, 2010

Written by: Stephanie Erickson, MSW, PSW, LCSW

It is very scary to know that our parents are living alone in their home as they begin to lose physical and cognitive functioning. We want to respect their decision to remain autonomous …

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