Community Encouraged to Nominate Local Employers For the Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Award

Caregivers Matter…Conejo Cares, a partnership between Senior Concerns, The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, and The Cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, is inviting the community to nominate local employers who demonstrate leadership by accommodating and recognizing family caregivers for the Caregivers Matter…Conejo Cares Caregiver- Friendly Workplace Award. Nominations will be [...]

By |October 30th, 2014|In the News|0 Comments

Nominate your caregiverfriendly workplace

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times titled “The Caregiver’s Dilemma” chronicled the author’s struggle to care for herself as she looked after her mother, who has dementia and was in a rehab facility with a broken hip. As I read the article, I could feel the author’s exhaustion. And when she concluded that [...]

By |October 30th, 2014|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Screenings offered for memory loss

Q: I am beginning to get more forgetful and wonder whether it is just old age or something more serious. Do you know where I might get some answers? A:  November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and one of the events is National Memory Screening Day. This will be offered at more than 2,000 [...]

By |October 28th, 2014|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Screenings offered for memory loss

Q: I am beginning to get more forgetful and wonder whether it is just old age or something more serious. Do you know where I might get some answers? A: November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and one of the events is National Memory Screening Day. This will be offered at more than 2,000 sites, [...]

By |October 28th, 2014|Betty Berry's Column, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Free Seminar on Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease: Knowing and Planning for What’s Ahead

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide senior life planning education, Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease: Knowing and Planning for What’s Ahead,” on Wednesday, November 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. This informative seminar will be presented by Norma Featherstone, RN, MA, Geriatric Care [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|In the News|0 Comments

Senior Concerns to Offer Free Memory Screenings

Senior Concerns will present free Memory Screenings on Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Memory Screening Day. Senior Concerns is located at 401 Hodencamp Road in Thousand Oaks. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (805) 497-0189. This year’s Memory [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|In the News|0 Comments

How to select an in-home care provider

Q: I am going to need in-home health care and wonder how to go about selecting an appropriate agency. Is there anything in particular I should focus on, and does Medicare have any special requirements in order for the care to be covered? A:  Medicare Part B covers medically necessary part-time or intermittent skilled nursing [...]

By |October 21st, 2014|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

How to select an in-home care provider

Q: I am going to need in-home health care and wonder how to go about selecting an appropriate agency. Is there anything in particular I should focus on, and does Medicare have any special requirements in order for the care to be covered? A: Medicare Part B covers medically necessary part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care, [...]

By |October 21st, 2014|Betty Berry's Column, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Dad’s greatest fear

My mom was on a short errand last week when I called the house. My dad answered the phone. After some small talk, my dad asked me a cryptic question: “Is there anything serious you want to tell me about your mother?” I thought for a minute, but couldn’t come up with any secrets my [...]

By |October 16th, 2014|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Protect your personal checks

Q:  Recently I became aware of scams involving misuse of personal checks. Do you have any suggestions on how to avoid becoming a victim of this crime? A:  Scams involving misuse of personal checks and bank account information have become “big business” with annual losses in the billions. The most effective step consumers can take [...]

By |October 7th, 2014|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments