Rebekah Alcalde


Easy Cooking Tips for Senior-Friendly Fare


If you’re an adult child or a primary caregiver for an older adult, or if you’re a senior yourself, it can be stressful trying to create nutritious tasty meals. Sad to say, but when “healthy cooking” comes to mind, most people think “boring” or “tasteless.” But it doesn’t need to be that way.

Is Your Parents’ Home Safe?


Is your parents’ home safe to live in? It may seem like a simple question, but it’s actually quite complicated. There are many factors that indicate if a home is a good fit for an older adult and many red flags if it won’t be a good option long-term.

Is Mom Eating Right?


Mother’s Day is this weekend, and it’s time to ask a very important question. Is your mom (or dad for that matter) eating right? Are they getting the nutrition their bodies need? Just like you, older adults need essential nutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and, of course, a lot of water. Many studies show that a healthy diet reduces your risk of developing certain kinds of cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.

Healthy Tips for Older Women


With Mother’s Day next month, it’s time to start thinking about women, particularly about women’s health. Today, aging successfully is in focus more than ever, and it’s become apparent that there are some health risks that are more common in women than men.

Be Sure When Managing Medications


If your aging loved one is prescribed a lot of medications, make sure they are taking the right doses at the correct times. It’s easy to mistake one pill for another, or to forget about an earlier dosage.

Signs Your Aging Loved One Needs More Help


Is your parents’ home messier than usual? If so, take a closer look.

CarePatrol Launches Interactive New Website in Response to Increased Expansion


CarePatrol of Baltimore recently launched a new interactive website to better serve clients and the public. After being named “Top Producer of the Year” and “CarePatrol Franchise of the Year,” Baltimore city and county’s top senior housing placement agency has expanded significantly in the recent year.

Home Care vs. Assisted Living: Which is the Right Choice?


For many people, getting older presents unique challenges, and facing it often means decreased mobility and independence.

Medicare vs. Medicaid: Do You Know the Difference?



If you’re not sure what the distinction is between Medicare and Medicaid, you’re certainly not alone.

Senior Safety Tips for the Winter



With the weather getting colder, it’s important to be prepared for the changes. While wonderful and festive, winter also brings many challenges for older adults. Chilly atmosphere brings a higher risk of illness, and icy sidewalks increase the likelihood for nasty falls and injuries. Here are some useful tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this season: