Tip- Assessing Safety in the Home

May 2, 2024 — We asked our Care Management team: What is one one thing you look for to make sure a home is safe? Here are some of their responses: Shari: Lighting is a critical factor when assessing our clients’ homes including: if they are working, how bright, where they are, and lighting to assist at night. Katherine:... Read More

Tip- What to ask at a Doctor’s Visit?

January 25, 2024 — We asked our Care Management team: What is one question you should ask at routine Doctor’s Visit? Here are some of their responses: Shari: Review of current Labs, medication regimen, including dosage, frequency and refills. Linda: Ask for any lab work,  vital signs , and how is client overall health compared to last visit. If... Read More

Tip- When to bring in a Care Manager

January 18, 2024 — We asked our Care Management team: What red flags tell you to bring in a Care Manager? Here are some of their responses: Shari: New diagnoses that may come with the aging process, such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Depression to name a few. Briana: When declines are noticed by friends , family or a doctor... Read More

Nurses, Saving Lives Beyond Hospital Walls

May 7, 2023 — “Nursing is not just an art, it has a heart that beats for the people it serves.” Nursing is not just a profession, it is a calling. Nurses work tirelessly to care for their patients, often putting their own needs aside to ensure that those in their care receive the best possible treatment. Nurses are... Read More

Who is an Aging Life Care Professional?

May 1, 2023 — As we enter National Aging Life Care Month, it’s important to recognize the essential role that Aging Life Care Professionals play in our communities. These dedicated individuals provide comprehensive care management services for seniors and their families, helping them navigate the complex challenges of aging with dignity and grace. Aging Life Care Professionals are highly... Read More

Why is this Thanksgiving night different from other Thanksgiving nights?

November 24, 2020 — 2020 has certainly presented challenges we could have never anticipated. In true Thanksgiving tradition, families around the country will ask the question “what are you grateful for?”. We all have so much to be grateful for, but there will be some glaring challenges in answering the question. At Senior Options, our team is constantly striving... Read More

Briana’s Top Ten Tips & Resources for Alzheimer’s

September 10, 2020 — Top Ten Tips & Resources for Alzheimer’s Briana Howard, Care Manager Listen! with love and respect. The most heartbreaking thing I ever heard an early onset woman say about her diagnosis, when asked was “No one will ever take me seriously again.” Watch body language. All people know when they are being patronized. Eyeball to eyeball,... Read More

Top 10; Hospital Discharge

August 20, 2020 — Discuss these top ten topics before being discharged from a hospital to assist with a successful recovery: 1) Will I receive prescriptions? Are there any changes to the medications I was admitted with? (Get a printed list of all medications, and frequency.) 2) When is my follow up?  Can you provide me with all names and... Read More

Hurricane Supplies for Seniors

June 1, 2020 — June 1st begins Hurricane Season, use this updated Hurricane Supply list so nothing is left to chance. Bandages battery operated fan Batteries (in different sizes) Battery-operated lanterns Battery-operated radio Bottled water (1 Gallon/person/day) Can opener Canned food Cash- $100 in singles Cell phone with extra batteries Clean Clothes Clock Current phone list of family and... Read More

Are you Fine?

May 14, 2020 — In a study of 2,000 adults, the Mental Health Foundation found the average person says “I’m fine” 14 times per week, but only 19% of them actually mean it. We live in a fast paced world, where some feel like there isn’t time for feelings. So the best answer you can give is “I’m fine”. This... Read More