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Free Flu Shots at Your House

The race is on to everyone to get a flu shot this year.  For seniors who have difficulty leaving their house due to physical or emotional resections, UberHealth offers a driver and nurse.  The registered nurse administers the vaccine to a maximum of five individuals ranging from […]

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New! Urgent Care Right To Your Door

In-home health care

By: Karen Owen-Lee When your senior becomes ill, you dread packing him or her up for the arduous trip to the emergency room or urgent care clinic. Now there is a fabulous new service that will treat your parent right in their home, it is DispatchHealth. You […]

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Is a Large Assisted Living or Group Home Right for My Parent?

When the time comes that an elder needs a higher level of care than can be safely provided at home, you are faced with choosing an optimal assisted living community or home.  Yes, a variety of sizes are available, you can research for the most comfortable fit […]

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Medication Recalls

Another resource has been brought to my attention! Hannah was kind enough to write: “I just finished browsing through karenowenlee.com, and I noticed that you provide some great resources for seniors and their loved ones. As someone who helps care for my grandparents, I appreciate you offering […]

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New! Grab Bar With Table

The Able Tray provides a safety handle with attached multi-use table that pivots 360 degrees. It is supported by an ergonomic safety support that fits under easy chairs, couches and lift chairs. This product may be purchased through amazon for around $130. Product description: Ergonomic Safety Handle […]

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The Growing Epidemic: Employees Caring for Their Aging Loved One While Trying to Maintain Peak Job Performance

Lost Revenue

Most corporations are not aware of the HIDDEN LOST REVENUES created by employees caring for their senior loved one.  Employers are slowly becoming aware of this staggering reduction in profits, therefore searching for new approaches to assist the employees who face difficult situations. This cost includes employees […]

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Missed Dreams of Your Aging Parent

We talk about our own dreams, passions and desires, but what about our parents?  What unfulfilled wishes have they had all their lives? As Baby Boomers, we concentrate on ours needs first; soccer games, sleepovers, 12 hour work days, laundry and then Grandma-ma. It has been that […]

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Living Expenses Comparison Worksheet *PRINT & USE*

Frequently, seniors are scared of how much it will cost when moving to senior housing.  This worksheet will demonstrate the cost advantages of selling their home and transitioning to independent/assisted living or memory care.  It may not persuade a senior to move, but it is one more […]

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Safety Options for Seniors at Home

senior home safety

By Karen Owen-Lee, The Senior Expert A savvy hint to conduct a home safety check of a senior’s home is to hire an Occupational Therapist. Most rehabilitation facilities or home health care agencies will have personnel available to conduct this in-home assessment. The cost for the visit and […]

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Handling Difficult Conversations with Seniors

When you had children, you had to talk to them about the “birds and the bees” – or now it is drugs and social media.  You did it and you survived. But now, you have the opportunity to talk to your parents about sensitive subjects.  You are talking about issues […]

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10 Signs Your Senior Is In Trouble

The majority of aging parents want to stay put or say, “I don’t want anyone in my house.” This is understandable after the many changes they are enduring; they have owned their home nearly 40 years and now their adult child is telling them they have to […]

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10 Exciting Gifts for Seniors Available Via the Internet

~ By Karen Owen-Lee Seniors claim when it comes to gifts, “I have everything I need.” In their minds that might be true, however when their face lights up after they open a hand wrapped gift, it warms your heart. Notice, I said a hand wrapped gift. […]

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