Tag: Senior Care

The Future of Baltimore’s Seniors

Baltimore Seniors

Rona Gross sees it every month. The older adult, living on fixed income, who suddenly finds she is unable to pay her bill. Like the woman living in Northwest Baltimore. Hard of hearing, she had no idea her toilet was running until Gross pointed it out. Unfortunately, that was after she amassed a $700 water bill she could ill afford to pay.

CarePatrol of Baltimore Ranked Third for Highest Performing CarePatrol Franchise in the Country

CarePatrol Baltimore owner Paula Sotir center, alongside CarePatrol CEO Chuck Bongiovanni and COO Becky Bongiovanni.

CarePatrol of Baltimore is proud to share two awards that were recently earned in 2017. For earning the trust of their clients, the local franchise placed third overall highest performing CarePatrol franchise in the country.

New Medicare Cards Will Omit Social Security Number

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Medicare enrollment for 2018 has officially opened, and it’s time to decide to enroll, change your current plan, or make the switch to a Medicare Advantage plan, a healthcare plan offered by private companies contracted with Medicare to provide Part A and B benefits.

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.

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.

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.

CarePatrol Baltimore Named Franchise of the Year by National Organization

CarePatrol Baltimore: From left to right, Arlene Cohn Scherr, Rich Simmons, Paula Sotir, Lee Roebuck, Marion Lyttle and Sherille Otto.

The Baltimore branch of CarePatrol, an organization that helps seniors and their families navigate the often complicated transition to independent living, assisted living and memory care living, has recently been named “Franchise of the Year” by its national management.

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: