June 30, 2023
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Embracing Aging in Place: The Basics and Who It's For
Today I want to get back to a concept that is at the heart of caring for our aging parents. It may be something that is familiar to many of you but I believe it is important to return to the basics. This may be especially helpful for the new additions to the Keep Mom […]
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Never Let Mom use Crutches
As our parents age, a decline in balance is natural. Often this can be reversed with physical therapy, but eventually an assistive device is likely to be required for safety. How do you know when mom needs a cane or walker? Are there different types and which would be best for mom? Below is a […]
Aging in Place vs. Step Up In Care Model
Keep mom safe at home is an idea built around the concept of aging in place. It is a simple concept, live at home. But in practice, it becomes more and more difficult as we age. Ninety percent of those born before 1965 state that they would like to stay in their own homes as […]
How Geriatric Physical Therapy Benefits Aging Parents
How can you tell if your parents need Geriatric Physical Therapy (PT)? The most common way physical therapy is prescribed is after an injury or hospitalization. Did mom fall and break a bone? Get sick and spend 2 weeks in bed at the hospital? Is she now very weak and unsteady with her movement? At […]
Why a Minimalist Lifestyle is Best for Aging Parents
Is a minimalist lifestyle a better fit for your aging parents? Are you worried about the sheer volume of things in your aging mother’s house? This is a common problem for those with aging parents. Most of the time we don't understand why they keep trinkets and things around. But in reality, it might be […]