Forward then up — a big difference

Forward then up — a big difference

MasterCare’s most recent “development” is the Toilet Lift Seat — you may hear some calling it the TLS. Sure there are similar products on the market.  This toilet lift assistance device is different. First the movement is forward, then up. Think about that for a moment. When you get up out of a chair, you […]

6 Degrees of….

6 Degrees of….

  Could be used to describe the wintry blast around here lately that has moose & polar bears from way up north looking to relocate — OR, that silly parlor game: “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”.  You know the one, where supposedly you can connect any one “Hollywood star” to Kevin Bacon in 6 steps. […]

New year, new plan

New year, new plan

So, it’s 2016. Along with all the other New Years resolutions you made for this year (studies show only 8% of people who make new years resolutions, keep them) you also want to begin the conversation with mom and dad about long term care options – including finances, insurance & living options. But where do […]

What’s the difference?

What’s the difference?

Bath Falls You or a loved one has fallen in the bathroom, on more than one occasion.  It’s scary, not to mention dangerous. So, beyond the distress the bathroom falls cause, is the concern of what to do to help. Reports indicate the bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in our homes – […]

Where to begin?

Where to begin?

You think it’s time, but you’re not sure… Mom fell last week in the bathroom and has been having more and more trouble getting around the house by herself. You’ve had some conversations with her about that, and tried to make it easier for her to store and take her meds, find her glasses, remember […]

That time of year again – Thanks.

That time of year again – Thanks.

It always sneaks up — but really Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that are the same day every year – so no excuse for not being prepared! That good natured scolding was probably more for me than you.  You’re an organized and well planned bunch I’m guessing. So, here we are – ready or […]

Giving Thanks, for Veterans

Giving Thanks, for Veterans

November is the grateful month. What with Veterans Day and Thanksgiving in the same month (this November also contained end of DST and an Election Tuesday — I’ll let you determine for yourselves whether to be thankful for those or not…)  November is full of opportunities for appreciation. Do you ever stop to think where we’d […]

“Please come to Boston in the Springtime…”

“Please come to Boston in the Springtime…”

As we were thinking of that song with the Boston opening lyric in Boston earlier this month, and contemplating the artist – ultimately resorting to Google (what did we DO before the internet?) (It’s Dave Loggins by the way), we were also contemplating all the folks that were stopping to see us from all over […]

Being the VOICE

Being the VOICE

Nope, not a singing competition.  I’d say it’s a bit more important than that. “Be The Voice” is the slogan for the Leading Age organization this year. What does that mean exactly?  Well for  many we’ve heard from, it can mean being the mouthpiece for those in care communities who can’t (or don’t have the […]

Just Be Quiet!

Just Be Quiet!

We all know them, people who talk and talk, but never really say a thing! Perhaps we’ve even been one of “those” people from time to time (I’m Guilty… 🙂 ) However, Leading Age is asking us to Speak up! Be The Voice of the Change that’s coming in Aging. This is no time to […]