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  • Finding Senior Living for an Adult with a Mental Health Condition

    Finding Senior Living for an Adult with a Mental Health Condition

    by Candy Cohn, CSA® Candy Cohn’s father was in his late 80s when he unintentionally stopped taking his medication for bipolar disorder. During this time, he experienced a significant mental health crisis that resulted in hospitalization and intensive treatment. After this episode, Candy came to the realization that her aging parents needed more support, medication […]

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  • Technology and Seniors

    Technology and Seniors

    by Steven Moses, CSA CDP CPRS More and more seniors are becoming familiar with communication technology, especially over the last year and a half as they have lived through isolation caused by the pandemic.  But while COVID has certainly accelerated older adults’ interest in tech, this trend was already on the rise. In 2000, only […]

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  • Working with a Certified Dementia Practitioner

    Working with a Certified Dementia Practitioner

    by Beth Friesen, RN CCM CSA CDP CADDCT Seniors living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia experience a unique aging journey, as memory loss affects every aspect of their day-to-day lives. Certified Dementia Practitioners® (CDPs) are specially trained and equipped with a unique knowledge of the memory loss community, and seniors and their […]

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  • Did you notice something different while visiting your loved ones?

    Did you notice something different while visiting your loved ones?

    Pay attention to these behaviors over the holidays At last, the holiday season is here. After nearly two years of caution, social distancing, and isolation due to the pandemic, many of us will finally have an opportunity for long-awaited in-person visits with parents, grandparents, and other elderly relatives. During the celebrations, family meals and gift […]

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  • Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays

    Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays

    By Brandy Clayton, RN, BSN, OSA Southwest Dallas The holidays are just around the corner, and for many people that means chilly days filled with checking items off of shopping lists, gathering with family and friends for dinner, spending time off of work and participating in lifelong traditions with loved ones. However, for caregivers, the […]

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  • Music to their Years!

    Music to their Years!

    By Brian Hauenstein, OSA Greater Grand Rapids For someone living with dementia, the distant memories are often the most familiar, rather than events that happened earlier that week, or even that day. This reality can make it difficult for friends and family members to connect with their loved ones. However, there is a universal language […]

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  • Benefits of Working with a CSA

    Benefits of Working with a CSA

    By Connie Pizarro, CSA®, OSA Central Jersey You’ve probably noticed the CSA initials behind the names of some professionals who work in the senior space.  However, if you’re not familiar with senior care or senior living, these initials may be a mystery.  A CSA is a certified Senior Advisor.  This is an earned certification that […]

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  • Advocating for Our Clients During a Difficult Time

    Advocating for Our Clients During a Difficult Time

    By Lynn Paxson, CSA®, OSA Delaware An Oasis Senior Advisor’s goal is to ensure that their clients and families find a comfortable place for their older loved one to live. Sometimes clients fit a standard form, and it is easy to find a place that fits their needs and lifestyle. However, many times, despite extensive […]

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  • Senior Holiday Travel

    Senior Holiday Travel

    Despite looming lockdown restrictions, mask mandates and potentially mandatory vaccinations, travel is soaring as we approach the 2021 holiday season, especially for seniors who are anxious to see their families after nearly two years of living under the restrictions of the pandemic. Many expect travel demand for 2021 to surpass the pre-pandemic 2019 travel numbers, […]

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  • Medication Management and Seniors

    Medication Management and Seniors

    (Portions reprinted with permission from PCMAnetwork.com) With the number of medications that seniors are prescribed on average, it is not surprising that many patients are overwhelmed, which can easily lead to confusion and nonadherence. According to the World Health Organization, 50% of patients with chronic diseases do not take their medications as prescribed. In addition, […]

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