Falls among the elderly are all too common and can have dire consequences. Taking precautionary measures is key, including assessing the house for fall dangers like throw rugs as well as other tripping hazards, poor lighting, and an absence of appropriate grab bars and railings. But there’s another tactic being recommended now: creating a fall plan of care,Read More
Rachel RandolphScheduling Coordinator
You might already know Rachel because she’s one of our Scheduling Coordinators and On-Call Manager. She’s also a warm, relational person who makes people feel at ease when talking to her.
Rachel has extensive experience in non-medical home care. She spent many years as an in-home caregiver serving clients from all walks of life.
Rachel has an associates degree in Human Services and a professional certificate in Substance Abuse and Counseling Certificate. She’s also a Domestic Violence Advocate.
Rachel loves her work at North River because it allows her to help clients who may need additional resources or services to enhance their quality of life.
What’s better than waking up well rested after a good night’s sleep, fully energized and ready to face the day? For many older adults – as many as a third of them – getting sufficient sleep only happens in their dreams. And sadly, it’s a common assumption that poor sleep is simply something to be accepted in our later years – a misconception that Preeti Malani,Read More
Affecting an incredible number of Americans, vision loss can be as varied as the people who experience it – from simply the need to don a pair of reading glasses to browse through the morning paper, to total blindness. And it’s even more common in older adults, with one in every three elders over age 65 experiencing some form of eye disease that impacts vision,Read More
Certain groups of people are typically stereotyped, and it can be hard not to have preconceived ideas of what these people are actually like. Think about the words “drug addict”. What immediately comes to your mind? A young adult struggling to get through daily living without a fix, potentially resorting to a life of crime to fund his or her habit?Read More
With the average senior taking anywhere between 15 and 18 different prescriptions each day, it’s certainly easy to understand the prevalence of missed or incorrect doses – and the health risks that go along with those. Enter the pill organizer: such a simple concept of placing the correct meds into the appropriate little boxes each day.Read More
Those who’ve ever spent time with young children know what a treasure trove of creativity results from a basket filled with miscellaneous odds and ends. Popsicle sticks, buttons, clothes pins, and paper clips can be transformed from their typical mundane uses into princesses, dragons, race cars, or a family of teddy bears – the possibilities are endless!Read More
One of the latest buzz phrases, “design thinking,” has become synonymous with creating products targeted specifically to the elderly. However, its true purpose actually encompasses so much more: creating a solution through products that makes life easier – regardless of age.
While seniors can certainly benefit from the development of carefully thought out products,Read More
“Take your vitamins!”
Haven’t we all heard this advice from well-meaning friends and relatives, especially when we’re feeling under the weather? Or, wondered about the benefit to our senior loved ones as we watch those happy and active seniors in supplement ads, playing golf and enjoying life to the fullest?Read More
The prospect of losing your vision can be a scary one. We depend so much on our eyes and what they tell us about the world around us. Aside from showing us the beauty around us, our eyes tell us of the dangers ahead, such as a dangling electrical cord or an over-boiling pot.Read More
Falls among the elderly can cause not only injuries from cuts and bruises to serious hip fractures and head trauma, but also a chain reaction of health complications. Researchers have found that many elderly who fall, even if uninjured, develop a fear of falling, causing them to limit their activities,Read More