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Does Your Senior Loved One Have Selective Hearing or Something More?

I think sometimes we want to laugh-off the idea that our parents, loved ones (or even ourselves) have 'selective hearing'! Maybe this happens more when it comes to asking someone to take out the…Continue

Started Oct 20, 2011

The advantages of in-home care vs. moving to a retirement residence?

If this is a situation you have encountered, or expect to encounter in the near future - you may have some questions or opinions. When dealing with the very important (and sometimes difficult)…Continue

Started Sep 14, 2011

Is It Alzheimer’s? 10 Early Warning Signs

If you're a caregiver, or your parent or loved ones have had this terrible disease affect them - it's so important to know the signs early. The Alzheimer Society has developed a checklist of common…Continue

Started Apr 29, 2011

How do we give our aging population choice, comfort and dignity?

The single most glaring failure in our health system today is the care of frail seniors. This is frightening because this challenge is going to grow exponentially in the coming years.A large…Continue

Started Mar 17, 2011

 

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David Porter posted a discussion

Does Your Senior Loved One Have Selective Hearing or Something More?

I think sometimes we want to laugh-off the idea that our parents, loved ones (or even ourselves) have 'selective hearing'! Maybe this happens more when it comes to asking someone to take out the trash, or when asking for money.But Kate Dekok, Canada‘s chief audiologist at ListenUP!, says that oftentimes it may be a polite cover for actual hearing loss - a seemingly embarrassing situation. She offers some very helpful information in the newsletter link below that I know you'll enjoy.…See More
Oct 20, 2011
David Porter posted a discussion

The advantages of in-home care vs. moving to a retirement residence?

If this is a situation you have encountered, or expect to encounter in the near future - you may have some questions or opinions. When dealing with the very important (and sometimes difficult) decision of in-home care or retirement residence, there can be many pluses and minuses.I have some helpful tips for BOTH options available in the link below, and I think it would benefit the group to discuss your opinions and experiences. Looking forward to your comments!…See More
Sep 14, 2011
David Porter posted a blog post

5 TIPS to help when you're looking after elderly parents’ needs

How to look after your elderly parents’ needsMillions of Canadian daughters should be prepared to return to the nest to look after an aging parent. In fact, in addition to handling a full-time job and raising children, women in a caregiver role can count on spending twice as many hours per month (29) looking after a family member than men. They are called the Sandwich Generation and as baby boomers age, your chance of falling into this group increases.Unfortunately, there’s no caregiver’s…See More
Jun 13, 2011
David Porter posted a discussion

Is It Alzheimer’s? 10 Early Warning Signs

If you're a caregiver, or your parent or loved ones have had this terrible disease affect them - it's so important to know the signs early. The Alzheimer Society has developed a checklist of common symptoms available in the link below, and wanted to share them with you.What have been some other early warning signs you have witnessed or would be willing to share?http://www.laservices.ca/articles12.html- David Porter, CPCA…See More
Apr 29, 2011
Claire Nelson and David Porter are now friends
Apr 17, 2011
David Porter posted a blog post

72 Rules for Living a Happy and Rewarding Life

1. Over-tip a waitress. 2. Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford. 3. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away. 4. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. 5. Never buy a house without a fireplace. 6. Once in your life own a convertible. 7. Buy vegetables from truck farmers who advertise with hand lettered signs. 8. Vote. 9. Never mention being on a diet. 10. Whistle. 11. Never forget your anniversary. 12. Eat prunes. 13. Slow dance. 14. Forget the Joneses.…See More
Apr 13, 2011
David Porter posted a blog post

Smart Ways Home Base can be "Home Safe" for Seniors

By: Mary Ellen TomlinsonIn the game of baseball, “safe” means to successfully evade being caught by the players on the opposite team to arrive at home plate. Planning makes the difference between hearing the referee shout out at home plate “safe” or “out”. Safe is the word we want to hear.Older folks need to be “home safe,” too. A well organized home can keep older folks safe from falls and scalds, which are two major hazards…See More
Mar 30, 2011
Robert Fowler replied to David Porter's discussion Facebook Business Page Exchange. Let's follow each other's business on Facebook.
"Hi David, good idea.  I Liked your page.  Mine is https://www.facebook.com/retirementmedia Thanks, Robert Fowler Retirement Media Inc.  "
Mar 21, 2011
David Porter posted a discussion

How do we give our aging population choice, comfort and dignity?

The single most glaring failure in our health system today is the care of frail seniors. This is frightening because this challenge is going to grow exponentially in the coming years.A large population of frail seniors (many with dementia) is being cared for in the home by loved ones. These informal caregivers face a crushing burden with inadequate training and supports.So what are your comments? What are your thoughts or solutions that have worked for you or those seniors close to you?A recent…See More
Mar 17, 2011
David Porter posted a discussion

Facebook Business Page Exchange. Let's follow each other's business on Facebook.

If you've got a business ‘Like’ page on Facebook, leave a Reply with your link as a great way to learn and share in the experience. Let's list and follow each other for the benefit of everyone in the group!We have a lot of great senior care resources and senior interests information for our fans, so please "like" us and I look forward to connecting with you!Our Business Page:…See More
Mar 9, 2011
David Porter is now friends with Martin D. Diano and Patty J Jones
Mar 4, 2011
David Porter posted a discussion

Your frustrations with navigating the health care system for senior care?

As a professional working in the senior care community for 10+ years, I've discovered first-hand how frustrating it can be for seniors (and children of seniors) to navigate the health care system. Over time I have learned that a family doctor’s referral does not necessarily expedite the process as designed, plus other frustrations!So what problems have you personally had in navigating the system? What examples of frustrations have you come across?I've provided some great advice in the link…See More
Mar 4, 2011
David Porter is now a member of Boomer Authority™
Feb 14, 2011

David Porter's Blog

5 TIPS to help when you're looking after elderly parents’ needs

How to look after your elderly parents’ needs



Millions of Canadian daughters should be prepared to return to the nest to look after an aging parent. In fact, in addition to handling a full-time job and raising children, women in a caregiver role can count on spending twice as many hours per month (29) looking after a family member than men. They are called the Sandwich Generation and as baby boomers age, your chance of falling into this group…

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Posted on May 18, 2011 at 10:59am

72 Rules for Living a Happy and Rewarding Life

1. Over-tip a waitress.

2. Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford.

3. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.

4. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.

5. Never buy a house without a fireplace.

6. Once in your life own a convertible.

7. Buy vegetables from truck farmers who advertise with hand lettered signs.

8. Vote.

9. Never mention being on a diet.

10. Whistle.

11. Never forget your anniversary.…

Continue

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 9:19pm

Smart Ways Home Base can be "Home Safe" for Seniors

By: Mary Ellen Tomlinson



In the game of baseball, “safe” means to successfully evade being caught by the players on the opposite team to arrive at home plate. Planning makes the difference between hearing the referee shout out at home plate “safe” or “out”. Safe is the word we want to hear.



Older folks need to be “home safe,” too. A well organized home can keep older folks safe from falls and…

Continue

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:21am

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