About: Laura Enslen

Laura Enslen has a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College in social work and a masters degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. Laura is a licensed social worker and has experience providing care to older adults in their homes through her work as a hospice social worker in Baltimore, MD. She has helped clients and families cope with long term planning concerns, a new terminal diagnosis, and caregiving issues. Prior to her hospice experience, Laura worked in the hospital setting in Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD where she helped patients and families navigate the labyrinth of health care services and plan for discharge from the hospital. Laura is also trained in guiding clients through relaxation with breathing techniques and guided imagery.

Recent Posts by Laura Enslen

Caring For the Caregiver

As we grow ever closer to the holiday season, it is important to remember to find time to care for yourself-especially if you are in a caregiving role. A caregiver is an individual who provides support either physically or emotionally to a relative or friend in need. Here are some...
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Independence Is Important, but…

Many caregivers, especially long-distance caregivers, wonder when it is time to intervene with their loved ones who live independently. It is an unfair progression that we spend most of parenting teaching children independence and then lose that independence bit by bit as an older adult. So naturally adult children find...
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Technology: Making Care At Home Possible

With the daily changes (or so it seems) in technology and advances in products, one would hope that these changes can have a positive effect on the home caregiving environment. As working caregivers, devices and services that can assist in making your job more efficient and less complicated are usually...
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Getting It All Organized

The New Year is a good time for all of us to take some inventory both in our lives and in our homes. Preparing for taxes and cleaning out the old while making room for the new can begin a process of change and organization in our lives. I have...
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