Category: Aging in Place

Interview with the Commissioner of the NYC Dept of Aging (Silo-Busting)

Posted by Dr. El - November 9, 2017 - Aging, Aging in Place, Communication, McKnight's LTC News, Resident education/Support groups, Transitions in care
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There are Area Agencies on Aging throughout the US providing valuable services for elders and caregivers. The article below discusses some of the programs available and I encourage you to contact your local office to see what assistance is offered in your area. Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Silo-busting Ideas from […]

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How do they sleep at night?

Posted by Dr. El - October 12, 2017 - Aging, Aging in Place, McKnight's LTC News, Quality of Care

Sleep issues are very common for elders and their caregivers. While this article focuses on good sleep hygiene within the long-term care setting, many of the ideas can be adapted for those living at home. Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: How do they sleep at night? Perhaps you’ve heard about the […]

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Aging in Place Calls for Advance Planning

Posted by Dr. El - May 21, 2017 - Aging in Place

One of the most common problems facing those in rehabilitation following a fall or other health problem is that they want to return home but it isn’t accessible to them. There are stairs they’re unable to climb or bathtubs unsafe to enter for a shower. They can’t go home until adaptations have been made, but because they’re stuck in rehab […]

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