Long-distance caregivers have a role to play

If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs your care, you’re a long-distance caregiver.   Based upon the needs of the care receiver, as well as the skills, abilities and limitations of the caregiver, every long-distance caregiving experience is different. I’ve been a long-distance caregiver on two occasions, each [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:16:38-07:00April 25th, 2019|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Recent Changes in Medicare

 QUESTION:  Medicare has been health care coverage for seniors for many years – are there any recent changes made that improve their services?  ANSWER:  Medicare is now 54 years old.  It was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson with President Harry S Truman at his side; through the years that followed [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:48:13-07:00April 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Caregiving for Parents: Prepare Early

QUESTION:  My parents are getting on in age and will eventually need my assistance.  I have no idea where to start planning.  Can you suggest some starting points?   ANSWER:  Many people avoid dealing with this subject until a crisis arises.  You are to be congratulated for wanting to be prepared.  There are three areas [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:47:52-07:00April 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Ladin Subaru and Subaru of America Contribution Provides Invaluable Support to Seniors and Family Caregivers

As a result of Subaru’s recent Share the Love Campaign, Ladin Subaru in Thousand Oaks and Subaru of America have partnered to provide a grant of $56,875 to Senior Concerns to help support the organization’s programs for seniors and family caregivers. The generous donation will provide invaluable funding for Senior Concerns’ Adult Day Program, Meals [...]

By |2019-04-15T18:12:25-07:00April 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

We all need to be informed patients

QUESTION:  All of us at sometime will be a patient.  To get well you not only need good medical care but must understand everything your doctor(s) are telling you.  Do you have any suggestions on how to help yourself be a better informed patient and healthier person because of it?   ANSWER:  An excellent question [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:15:45-07:00April 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Workshop on dementia offered

Senior Concerns will present a workshop titled “Dealing With Dementia” from 1 to 5 p.m. Tues., April 23 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. The workshop will provide effective strategies for dealing with dementia behaviors and providing care for loved ones. The workshop was developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. “The [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:05:20-07:00April 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments