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Geriatric Care Managers Lighten the Caregiving Load


By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM, INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE CONSULTANTS “Taking care of my elderly father, with his complicated medical care, has become more than I can handle,” a reader wrote in to Harvard professor and physician Dr. Anthony Komaroff’s medical advice column. The reader continued, “A friend suggested I hire a geriatric-care manager. [...]

Report: Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Settle Divorce Following Two-Year Stall Over Money

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By Nancy Bickford, Bickford Law Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can certainly stall a divorce. According to the latest reports, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have finally settled their divorce after two years of financial negotiations.  Sources say both remain “satisfied” with the final outcome. Kutcher, 35, and Moore, 50, were married in [...]

Could You Be Driving ‘Drunk’ and Not Know It?

Car accident attorney in San Diego discusses driving while tired.

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Alarm clock. Tired. Bad mood. Shower. Head to work. If that sounds familiar, you join the millions of Americans who wake up groggy, annoyed and simply just too tired. Blame it on Jay Leno, the iPad or your worrying mind – either way, sleep is hard to [...]

The Khloe Kardashian Divorce: On Overcoming Fear During Separation

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By Nancy Bickford Certified Family Law Specialist in San Diego Divorce can be difficult – just take it from anyone who’s gone through it. Custody arrangements, child support, spousal support, real estate division and dealing with mixed emotions are just some of the major factors that come into play when couples decide to separate. [...]

Geriatric Care Managers in San Diego: Seniors Need Social Interaction for Long-Term Health & Well-Being

Geriatric care managers in San Diego discuss the importance of social environments on senior health.

By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM, Innovative Healthcare Consultants It goes without saying that everyone needs social interaction to make the most of a full and happy life. Whether it’s a walk in the park or conversation over a shared meal, sharing our lives is arguably the best part of living. And when [...]

Human Error is Largest Contributor to Poor Child Safety Seat Performance

San Diego Children's Injury Lawyer discusses Child Safety Seats

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that car accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and 13. Even though we aim to keep our children safe by the use of child car seats and restraints like boosters, human error [...]

REPORT: Geriatric Care Managers Help Families Find Ideal Care in the Face of Alzheimer’s Disease

Geriatric care managers in Del Mar, San Diego, CA

By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM, INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE CONSULTANTS When we think of Alzheimer’s disease, we don’t often think about how geriatric managers can improve the quality of the lives of those around us. It’s certainly understandable – when Alzheimer’s is diagnosed, it permeates the individual and family in dramatic ways, and we [...]

Safety First: How to Pick Your Teen’s First Car

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert We all remember the first day we got our driver’s license. The excitement of getting behind the wheel was an incredible experience. The freedom! The responsibility! The coming of age! Those same sentiments ring true in our teens today. Yet, because young drivers are inherently inexperienced, the [...]

Improving the Lives of Seniors Through Therapeutic Music, Dance & Art

Geriatric care manager in Del Mar comments on art, music and dance to improve the lives of seniors.

By Colleen Van Horn RN, B.S.N., PHN, CCM The human brain is a muscle just like any other in our body. When this muscle begins to atrophy through a loss of mental stimulation, memories are fuzzier, sharpness is reduced and our abilities are somewhat dulled. Many experts say this precise decline leads many seniors into [...]

July 31, National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Car-Related Heat Stroke a Serious Risk for Children in Summer Months

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert At least 24 children have died this summer on account of heat stroke after being left inside hot vehicles. It goes without saying that hot cars pose a serious risk of injury to children and all parents are urged to immediately remove children from vehicles once completely [...]



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  • Alumni and Advancement Center named for longtime supporters Larry and Cindy Bloch of Rancho Santa Fe
    The University of Rochester’s Alumni and Advancement Center in Rochester, N.Y. has been renamed the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center in recognition of the couple’s support of the university and, in particular, its Advancement programs. In a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 15, UR President Joel Seligman formally dedicated the center in honor of […]
  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]