Category Archives: General Aid

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Suicide in the older adult population

Suicide Statistics, Warning Signs and Covered Services By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW Suicide Statistics According to the American foundation for suicide prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Each year 44,193 Americans commit suicide; for every suicide there’s 25 attempts.  Suicide costs the United States $51 billion annually.  Suicide in […]

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10 Tips for Traveling Caregivers

Tips to Travel Safely with your Alzheimers Loved-one By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW 1. Carry important documents and medications with you. These documents should include emergency contact information, a list of current medications and doses, food allergies and physician information. Also have your travel itinerary and insurance information readily available. 2. Be sure your loved one […]

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Meaningful Visit Tips

Planning Ahead To Make Visits More Enjoyable  By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW Take the Time to Plan Your Visit Life can bring unexpected turns, and sometimes we find ourselves faced with a situation where a relative or loved one has to live or spend time at a facility that provides short term or long term care. […]

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