Seniors and safety

10 Devices for Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

It is perfectly understandable for you to want to live at home during your golden years. Traditionally, doctors, caregivers and family members have met the idea of elders living at home with justifiable trepidation. Their worries included safety concerns such as the senior’s mental health, adequate physical health monitoring, medication punctuality and emergency response time in case an accident should occur. Today, many of these concerns have been addressed or outright eliminated by the ingenious application of new technologies. READ MORE

Organ Donor Requirements

Giving Back in Multiple Ways (Organ + Whole Body Donation)

With all of the advancements in medical science and technology today, the demand for organ, eye and tissue donation continues to exceed the number of acceptable donors.

It is estimated that there are more than 123,000 people in the U.S. in need of lifesaving organ transplants. Every day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants and an average of 22 people die waiting for transplants.READ MORE

full time caregiver

Making the Transition from Part-time to Full-time Caregiving

When you are thrust into the role of a full-time caregiver, you may feel ill-prepared — despite years of part-time caregiving.

Chances are you became comfortable with frequent phone calls, visits and even doctor’s appointments. You found a way to juggle your other responsibilities — either work outside or inside the home. You found help for your loved-one in their own home — either household chores, cooking or physical therapy.READ MORE

Can you still have a memorial service with cremation?

A memorial service is a broad term for any type of gathering to celebrate and commemorate the life of a deceased loved one. Today there is no formula for a memorial service. Whether the decedent is to be buried in a traditional grave, cremated and scattered at sea, or donated to medical science with cremated remains placed in an urn for the family…the memorial service itself is a separate component of the death and grieving process. It is an important part to be sure.READ MORE