Health & Wellness Services
BRI Care Consultation™
BRI Care Consultation™ is a telephone- and email-based care coaching program designed to assist and support older adults living with chronic conditions and their caregivers.
Our Home-Delivered Meals Program offers home delivery service of nutritious hot and cold meals to older adults who are unable to shop for or prepare meals independently.
How to Choose a New Doctor
Choosing the right doctor is an important part of ensuring good health. A good doctor understands our needs, helps us with important medical decisions and makes us feel comfortable and supported under their care. But what if we don’t currently have a primary care doctor, are not comfortable with the one we have, have changed insurance policies, recently moved or have had a bad experience with our current medical staff? When we have serious concerns about our current care situation, it may be time for us to find a new doctor we can trust to provide the best care for us.Read More
A Caregiver’s Journey Through Hospice Care
There are many misconceptions about hospice care in the United States. When my mom’s cancer became a terminal diagnosis, I was grateful that I had a working knowledge of hospice services so my family and I could focus on her quality of life and pain management as she entered into her life’s final journey. Here are some useful pieces of information that may help us and our loved one make an informed decision about whether hospice may be an appropriate option for our loved one’s end-of-life care.Read More
Where Can I Turn for Help?
When we begin caring for a loved one with a chronic health condition, it can be difficult to ask for help. We may not know whom to ask for support, or worry about being perceived as unable to manage all of our responsibilities. Locating available resources and information can be challenging and overwhelming, but understanding where to turn for quality services and information to support us throughout our caregiving journey is important. We can start by surfing the internet, but these searches often give us too much information, and it can be hard to determine what is accurate and trustworthy.Read More
Planning for the Future after a Dementia Diagnosis: Why Working Together Is Important
If we are caring for a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with dementia or a related disorder such as Alzheimer’s Disease, it can feel devastating. Often, families avoid having discussions with their loved one about what the diagnosis could mean for their future out of fear. As the disease progresses over time, we may find ourselves as a caregiver in the position of making important care or health-related decisions for a loved one in a time of crisis, even if we have never previously discussed with our loved one what kind of care they would prefer. As a result, we may feel guilty about having to make decisions on our loved one’s behalf, without prior knowledge of their care values and preferences.Read More
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Older Adults
It may strike some as surprising, but the rates of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in older adults are rising. Older people who are sexually active may be at risk for diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydial infection, genital herpes, hepatitis B, genital warts and trichomoniasis.Read More