Entries by elementcare

Carol Pallazolla Wins Unsung Heroine Award [Gloucester Times]

Element Care’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, Carol Pallazolla was recognized for her efforts in helping seniors at the Unsung Heroine Awards. Link to Article [By clicking the link, you will be leaving Element Care’s website and are going to a website not operated by Element Care]

Types Of Activities Best Suited For Older Adults

According to health.gov, regular exercise for older adults can help lower their risk for developing diseases such as: high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, osteoporosis and more. Yet, our bodies are composed of much more than just kinetic mechanisms. At Element Care, a full range of engaging activities target the eight-dimensions of wellness […]

Elder Polypharmacy: How much is too much?

Change is inevitable as we age.  Not only can this change be visible, but it can also be invisible, most notably inside the body.  As our body changes, this can increase the need for medications to control blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, amongst others.  Taking multiple medications, coined “polypharmacy,” has the potential to lead […]

The caregivers’ dilemma [Daily Item]

A story on how PACE helps caregivers by Lynn Daily Item featuring Lisa Losanno, a caregiver for an Element Care participant. Link to Article [By clicking the link, you will be leaving Element Care’s website and are going to a website not operated by Element Care]

Element Care Experiments with Digital Care

America’s older adult population has been growing at a rapid pace. Did you know that according to a government report from 2014, 1 in 5 of the nation’s population will be 65 or older by 2030? With this increase in older adult population, it has been identified nationally that there is an insufficient health care workforce to provide personal attention, care and support.

Coordinated Care: Why it’s necessary for Elders

I am a 46 year-old medical provider and describe the health care landscape as if we are in a dream sequence where we are running for safety across a tricky and difficult obstacle course only to realize that we are still at the beginning. If I feel this way then one can only imagine how […]

Element Care’s avatar program featured in HealthLeaders

To better serve its nearly 1,000 patients, nonprofit Massachusetts-based healthcare organization Element Care extended its services in participants’ homes through the use of avatar technology developed by California-based care.coach. (Article on pages 9-11) Link to Article [By clicking the link, you will be leaving Element Care’s website and are going to a website not operated by Element […]