Author: Kathleen Bordelon

Falls Are a Leading Cause of Fatal Injuries

{Read in 4 minutes} When you think of fall, you probably think about cool, crisp weather, leaves changing colors, and pumpkin spice lattes. What you may not think of much is falls prevention. Falls prevention is an effort sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and coincides with the first day of fall in…
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It’s May — Older Americans Month

{Read in 3 minutes}  And the Oscar goes to … Nomadland!  Something that I found interesting were the topics addressed in this year’s Oscar award winners. The Oscar for best picture (Nomadland) went to a movie about homelessness among seniors. The Oscar for best actor was awarded to Anthony Hopkins for his portrayal of a…
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Parental Role Reversal Is Not Comfortable

{Read in 4 minutes} So many friends are caring for their parents now, struggling to balance work, family and the needs of their folks. One study I read recently suggested that 3 out of 4 employees are caring for an aging family member. It’s about more than time — it’s the mental and emotional energy…
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Measuring Quality of Life and Real Life

{Read in 4 minutes}  How do you measure quality of life? When a senior receives eye care and a new pair of glasses — how do you measure the extra years of joy, the sheer ability to read, or even the ability to continue driving? Recently we surveyed clients to see how they were getting…
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Help and Hope for Seniors Facing Uncertainty

{Read in 4 minutes}  There is an alarming trend in murder-suicide rates among the older population, so the news from Whatcom County, Washington, while startling, was not new. This heart-breaking tragedy was apparently due to a couple’s overwhelming health care costs that led them to the belief they could no longer afford their medical care.…
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