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Overcoming Hurdles in Healthcare

Brenda Planes Former Social Work Department Head at Abbotts Creek Center, Brenda Planes sees an opportunity to go the extra mile to impact the senior community. Through her launch of Elder & Wiser, Planes is able to continue her passion of helping caregivers, families and seniors navigate the challenges of elder care. “Dad, we received your test results.” Doctors [...]

2019-01-28T19:48:31+00:00October 28th, 2018|News & Information, Senior Care Management|

Tips from NC Immunization Coalition

SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, for many years has built a reputation for providing reliable, unbiased information about Medicare. Housed in the North Carolina Department of Insurance, SHIIP provides free counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers by phone and in person in all 100 counties of the state. But no organization can do this kind of work [...]

2019-01-02T18:26:33+00:00November 13th, 2014|Resources, Senior Care Management|

The Brain Can Change

By Amy Overman, professor of neuroscience and psychology at Elon University Amy Overman, professor of neuroscience and psychology at Elon University, is an expert in aging and memory including 15 years researching memory in older adults. I have noticed I am not feeling quite as sharp as I used to feel. Is this normal? The brain’s speed of processing and [...]

A Team Approach to Senior Care

Terrence E. Holt MD PhD holds several titles in the UNC Hospital System and works in two medical departments and also the department of English and comparative literature. Mr. S. lies on a bed in the Emergency Room, thin, tremulous and confused. His daughter found him in his home that afternoon, lying on the floor beside an overturned chair. Every [...]

2013-12-31T22:37:38+00:00December 31st, 2013|Senior Care Management|

10 Things about Aging with Dignity

PBS kicked off coverage of long-term care in America in June with a segment that will be the first in a series of videos on this critical element of aging with dignity and independence. The following is information from that series. 1. You are not alone Today, there are nearly 67 million people in America providing assistance to a spouse, [...]

2013-08-20T22:09:25+00:00August 20th, 2013|Senior Care Management|

Ten Signs to Limit Driving

1. Frequent “close calls” (i.e. near accidents). 2. Dents, scrapes, on the car or on fences, mailboxes, garage doors, curbs etc. 3. Trouble judging gaps in traffic at intersections and on highway entrance/exit ramps. 4. Other drivers honking at you. 5. Getting lost. 6. Difficulty seeing the sides of the road when looking straight ahead. 7. Slower response time; trouble [...]

2019-01-03T16:57:04+00:00August 20th, 2013|Hearing & Vision, Senior Care Management|
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