Category Archives: Caregiving

4 Senior Care Tools and Apps

Managing the care of a senior loved one isn’t easy, especially if you are already juggling a busy career and the needs of your own family. Even when other family members offer to help, sometimes just coordinating all of the …

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Can a Live-In Caregiver Reduce the Occurrence of Hospital Readmission?

Recent trends in health care have caused hospitals to be very concerned about their readmission rates. Hospitals can be penalized if certain patients are readmitted within 30 days of being discharged. In 2013 the national average for patients 65 years …

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Elder Care Technology Helps Keep Loved Ones at Home

Connecticut caregivers trying to keep an aging loved one safe at home are turning to technology for help. Innovative technology solutions for everything from wandering to medication reminders to kitchen safety are making it possible for seniors to age in …

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Elder Care in CT: Warning Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home

If you are preparing to visit a Connecticut senior loved one, knowing the warning signs that indicate they might need a little extra help is important. Equally important is knowing what to do if you suspect your aging parent is …

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Remote Monitoring to Balance Independence and Safety for Seniors

If you are the caregiver for an aging family member or loved one, you may be dealing with the dilemma of balancing senior independence and safety with your own peace of mind. You know the senior wants to remain in …

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Wandering Prevention Technology for Alzheimer’s Patients

Wandering is the behavior adult children caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s at home fear most. Due to the cold temperatures, winter months are especially dangerous for seniors with a history of wandering. According to the Alzheimer’s Reading Room …

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Homecare Clients Benefit From Animal Assisted Therapy Program

You’ve read about and seen pictures of Sonny, our amazing Golden Retriever who is a Registered Therapy Animal. And you may have even seen him in person! Sonny and Sharon D’Aquila, President of Assisted Living Services, Inc. and a Registered …

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An innovative way to provide care in Connecticut (or Anywhere!)

ALS & ALT expand “CarePlus” Program Assisted Living Services, Inc. and Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. announce they are teaming up to expand the “CarePlus” Program. CarePlus entitles clients that use our Personal Care Assistant Services for 40 hours or more …

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Observation Status and Hospitalizations: What’s The Deal?

So, You’ve been admitted to the hospital. Are you considered “inpatient” or are you on “observation status”? Hospitals have been increasing their use of the observation status with Medicare patients because Medicare penalizes hospitals for readmission of a patient with the …

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Winter’s Impact on Connecticut’s Elderly

The busy days of the holiday season sometimes make it easier to overlook the grey days of winter. Now that they are behind us, it is hard to avoid noticing that winter is here. For elderly Connecticut residents, cold, icy …

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