Diane Archer

How can a geriatric care manager help?

 As people get older, they may need a wide range of health care services and supports. A geriatric care manager, who is usually a licensed social worker or nurse trained in geriatrics, can help you...

How to be a good long distance caregiver

If you do not live close enough to someone you love to stop in and see whether she needs help, how would you know?  What are the signs that this person needs support? And, how can you be a good long...

Choose your hospital emergency room carefully

Who knows when a hospital emergency will strike, but it is more frequently than you would expect. In 2015, there were 433 emergency room visits for every 1,000 people. To the extent possible, it is...

Tips for driving safely

As you get older, it can become increasingly challenging to drive. A variety of health conditions can affect your ability to drive. If you are concerned about whether you or someone you love is a...

Improve your health with a buddy

We live in an “every man for himself” society at a time when we would fare better recognizing the benefits of being “all in it together.” Social solidarity has a lot to say...