Have you heard of the term “solo ager”? Solo aging is used to describe baby boomers who do not have adult children to help care for them during their golden years. As boomers start to age without children they can face unique challenges. These independent and strong seniors will need to make decisions regarding guardianship,Read More
Terry MarhofferClient Service Manager
Terry was called to senior care at a young age. Her mother was a social worker, and she spent many years in and around nursing homes. She started helping out as a ‘feeder and bedmaker,’ and then she became a nurses’ aide at age 16.
After Terry graduated from college, she worked with children and families. But soon, her passion for seniors led her back to serving the elderly.
Terry is married and has five children with her husband, Andy.
Wouldn’t your loved one prefer to live out their lives in the comfort of home rather than in a nursing facility? Most older adults, needless to say, would choose their own homes. But for any number of reasons, from physical or mental health issues to dwindling finances, staying at home doesn’t always seem possible.Read More
When is the right time to start thinking about long-term care? If you are considering taking care of elderly parents at home, now is the time to take action. You should never put off planning long-term care and having a caregiver in place can help eliminate a great deal of stress.Read More
The initial signs can be so subtle that a lot of people would not even notice that anything is amiss. Mom is outgoing, friendly, and conversational when visiting friends and family and while running errands. However those closest to her are beginning to recognize concerns: being forgetful about the soup cooking on the stove,Read More
It can be a little intimidating to know exactly what to say and how to act when spending time with a loved one with Alzheimer’s. And, sadly, because of some of the inherent facets of the disease, many times family and friends feel so uncomfortable that they avoid visiting the person at all.Read More
Most people desire the very best medical care for our family members, but is it feasible that every so often, less is the most beneficial? According to a recent report published in Plos One by Dr. Martin Makary, professor of surgery and health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,Read More
Since your mother gave up her car keys and is having difficulties moving around on her own, you and your siblings have made the decision to share the task of providing for her care needs. One of you needs to take her to the doctor’s office, beauty shop and grocery store.Read More
Picture this scenario: your elderly mother, who lives alone, suffered a fall, fractured her arm and ankle, and is now being released from the hospital. Leafing through her discharge papers reveals the need for medications, physical therapy, medical follow-up in several weeks, and a number of symptoms to watch for that would warrant a return to the E/R.Read More
Senior Citizens Learn Social Media
Classes on how to use Facebook are becoming very popular with senior citizens in the U.S., who say that social networking reduces depression and fights memory loss.
Senior centers, retirement homes and assisted living facilities nationwide are now offering computer classes that branch off into specific courses focusing on social networking and teaching older adults how to engage with these tools.Read More