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Tag: in home care

Your Comfort Zone: Five Good Ways to Escape

Boredom kills. If you sit around in your comfort zone doing nothing, you will probably overeat, drink too much coffee and/or alcohol, or even sleep too much. If you don’t believe me check out the research from the University College of London in  “You really can be bored to death, study shows”. So what can [...]

Senior Care – Having a Living Will

Guest Blogger: Roy Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A. It’s summer time here.  Where we drive more, go to the beach, vacation, and do things we don’t normally do.  Which means we put ourselves at risk.  And, I’ve asked you to prepare a living will.  These documents were first created in the 60’s, but the Quinlan case (the one where [...]

Sharing the Care of Aging Relatives

In a previous blog we talked about finding a lawyer whose specialty is Elder Law.  Here Gale and Katie, our guest bloggers share an a suggestion for helping families work out difficulties using mediation. by Gale Davis-Certified Professional Geriatric Care Manager, Katie Gilstrap-Cofounder of Lift Caregiving ***As seen in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Sunday, [...]

How Asbestos Exposure has Affected Senior Citizens

Guest Blogger Faith Franz Post-retirement, most seniors are looking forward to traveling, visiting with family and otherwise enjoying their leisure time. Unfortunately, some receive news that they never expected to hear: that they will spend the next years of their life receiving treatment for an asbestos-related disease. Nearly 3,000 people each year are diagnosed with [...]

Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud

A few weeks ago we started a discussion on Medicare Fraud. Here is some more information you need to know to keep yourself safe and reduce the risk of fraudulent activity: Guard personal information: To commit Medicare fraud, a person must have access to Medicare and Social Security numbers. Seniors shouldn’t share this information with [...]

The Taxi Driver and His Passenger

This story has been making the rounds on Facebook.  I’m not sure if it’s true, and I rather doubt it is, but whether it is or not, it’s a wonderful reminder about the importance of patience, particularly with our older generation. And how we can make a difference in someone’s life by being kind, loving and patient. [...]

Disorganized Paperwork and Excessive Clutter Can be a Problem for Seniors Who Wish to Remain in Their Homes

After a lifetime of living in one location, things can accumulate, leaving many seniors’ homes packed tight with items from their long lives. You or a loved one may find yourself overwhelmed with all the memories and souvenirs in your home. It may be time for you to let go of some things from the [...]

A Case Study: Caregiving….what it means to me.

Guest Blog by Joanne, camsgranny Quite a few people have asked me, “Why do you take care of your Mother, instead of putting her into a Nursing Home?  Then, there was the other question, “Why did you take your Momma OUT of the Nursing home?”  Then the other question “You must be a Saint or a [...]

Options for In-Home or Other Long-Term Care

With so many different sorts of services available to seniors and their families, it helps to see a list of them all in one place. Here you will read about Homemaker Services, Home Health Aides, Adult Day Health Care and it’s three different types, assisted living facilities, nursing home care and continuing dare retirement communities. [...]

In-Home Care and Long-Term Care Overview

What is long-term care? Long-term care as stated by The Society of Certified Senior Advisers is care that is provided for a wide range of medical, personal and social services for an extended period of time. Your health care professional determines that you have a chronic problem, lasting 90 days or more, and you will [...]