15 03, 2019

Interview with Kathy Kemp, Geriatric Care Manager

2019-03-14T21:01:38-04:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: |

Today we speak with Kathy Kemp a geriatric care manager and owner of Sage Advice, located in Arlington, Massachusetts. In a previous blog and podcast, we listed all the reasons why we appreciate geriatric care managers and why people like Kathy Kemp are so important for seniors and their families. In this episode we talk to [...]

25 02, 2019

Senior Loneliness: A Quiet Epidemic with a Big Cost

2019-02-23T11:07:41-04:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , |

Senior loneliness is a quiet epidemic with a big price tag attached to it, explains a WSJ article that was published in December. As the baby boomer generations continue to grow older, spouses pass away, divorces occur and families are no separated by hundreds of miles as it is more common to move away from where [...]

22 02, 2019

Overtime and Home Care

2019-02-23T11:05:46-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog Post, Podcast|Tags: , |

Overtime affects agencies as it limits how many hours a caregiver can work without costing the company (and thus the client) more money. While overtime laws are a net positive, they prevent caregivers from accepting more jobs without increasing the costs.  So clients and caregivers are disappointed that they can not work more with clients the [...]

19 02, 2019

Alex DeNoncour of Oakley Home Access

2019-02-23T11:05:48-04:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , |

Today we have a great interview with Alex DeNoncour of Oakley Home Access down in Narragansett RI.  Don't let that location fool you for a moment, they are moving into the Massachusetts market helping senior purchase and install ramps, grab bars, stairlifts and other durable equipment that allows seniors to live in their home as [...]

11 02, 2019

Understanding Short Hour Cases

2019-02-10T21:19:00-04:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog Post, Podcast, Videos|Tags: , , , |

Often, we get families that are interested in shorter blocks of time with our caregivers. This has advantages and disadvantages which we discuss.  We are happy to accept all cases that we receive regardless of their size, but there are difficulties with staffing these types of cases.    Additionally, some families question why tasks are [...]