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Transitions: When is it time to bring in Hospice?

October 7, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager The past few months we have been talking about life transitions- when should you get more care in the home and when is a good time to move. This month’s topic, when should Hospice be brought in? Hospice is a service covered by Medicare, and most other... Read More

Transitions: Moving On…

September 5, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager Welcome to part two of a three-part series discussing Transitions. Last month we talked about staying home safely and next month we will discuss when it is time to call in hospice.  This month we will focus on how to decide when to make a move from... Read More

The Importance of Hydration

July 25, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager It is that time of year again when temperatures soar, air conditioners cycle on, and many of us hunker down indoors. We exercise early, get our errands and shopping done when it is cool and go from car to air-conditioned building. When we are young our bodies... Read More

The Messenger

April 1, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECMNCA Owner & Care Manager Many of us believe that we have important thoughts and ideas to share with the world. We offer advice and guidance to our spouse and children, we interact with co-workers and we have lengthy and often meaningful conversations with our family and friends. With all the words... Read More

Pearls of Wisdom from the ER

March 4, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, Elder Care Management owner and Care Manager Millions of elderly adults will cycle in and out of the emergency room this year. They will be seen because they have the flu, have fallen, or have had a more complex and life-threatening medical event. As Care Managers, we are called upon to advocate... Read More

Two Hearts

February 4, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, Elder Care Management owner and Care Manager February is the month that we celebrate all things heart-related. The American Heart Association has designated February “Heart Awareness” month and their website is full of information about how to be heart healthy. Since heart health is such a popular topic, we thought we would... Read More

Happy 2019

January 10, 2019 — by Ginger McMurchie, ECM Owner and Care Manager January is upon us and the days are already getting longer. Many of us will make a vow to go on a diet, to get more exercise, to take more personal time, to get our brains more active and to practice better self-care. As we age, many... Read More

Time to vaccinate

October 1, 2018 — by Piper Jackson, ECM Care Manager It’s flu season! Another year and another vaccine. Why bother? Here are some reasons why- As we age we lose our immunity thus increasing the likelihood of getting sick. Up to 70% of hospitalizations that are flu-related are people over the age of 65. Once elderly individuals enter the... Read More

Declutter: 10 items at a time

March 12, 2018 — by Carole Henderson, ECM RN Care Manager You’ve probably heard it said that “LESS IS MORE.” What exactly does that mean? More space? More time? More money? Or perhaps More peace of mind. If you’re like me, you probably live in a place surrounded by “stuff”. Now grant it, some “stuff” is useful, or adds... Read More

Don’t hesitate to ask for help

September 10, 2017 — Denise MacDonald, ECM RN Care Manager Denise MacDonald joined Elder Care Management in March of 2016 as a part-time RN Care Manager. Denise graduated from Long Beach State with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with an emphasis in Gerontology.  She went back to school to become an RN and was working in Oncology when she was recruited by Visiting... Read More