We Are the World — and We’re Getting Older

David Lawrence


23 August, 2017

“The world is aging at an unprecedented pace. In the coming decades, large and small, industrialized and developing countries alike, with few exceptions, will experience a rapid growth in the proportion of their populations age 65 or older, driven by longer lifespans and declining birth rates. With this looming...

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Smart Homes Open Doors for Elder Care

David Lawrence


26 July, 2017

As someone working in the elder care field for 23 years, I’ve always understood the term “preventative care” as having something to do with the medical field such as getting an annual flu shot or visiting the doctor for a yearly checkup. I suppose preventative care could also refer...

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Gender Neutral Language Enters the Home Care Field

David Lawrence


26 June, 2017

We believe that we have the best caregivers in the business, and we find them in a number of different ways; through ads, career fairs, and through current caregivers who love their job and receive incentives for recommending “new talent.” We’ve always run recruiting ads for caregivers with words...

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A Paradigm Shift for Dementia Programs

David Lawrence


22 February, 2017

For the last several years, eldercare has continued its growth as a very dynamic and exciting field. New advances in technology, organizations, and new concepts of how to best serve our elderly clients are coming at a rapid pace. But every once in a while a new, innovative and...

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Family Resource Home Care for the Whole Family

David Lawrence


20 January, 2017

Aging is personal ― but it affects everyone in the family. When older adults become unable to care for themselves, whether by illness, accident, aging, or a combination of factors, the lives of family members change in significant ways. Adult children who may not speak regularly now must communicate...

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The Good Life

David Lawrence


21 November, 2016

Photos of seniors holding hands while strolling on the beach; jogging on a nature path; golfing, playing tennis, even surfing. These are some of the images that I see online when I enter terms like “seniors living the good life.” We all want to live “the good life” as...

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The Value of Home Care

David Lawrence


19 October, 2016

“Caring for America’s Seniors: The Value of Home Care,” is a just published 16-page booklet from the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA). This comprehensive and easy-to-read document illustrates, in graphic detail, the key issues facing families, and this country, as we respond to the challenges of caring for...

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Are We Ready for Robot Caregivers?

David Lawrence


21 June, 2016

In my May blog, “Boomers Alone,” I ruminated on the current baby boom generation who are “far less connected socially than earlier generations” and as such “may be looking at many years of increasing isolation.” Add to this dismal outlook our longer life spans and the ever increasing need...

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