Not all aging seniors have prepared their finances nor have a plan for long-term care. Also, there are low income seniors who are unable to pay the long term care. Caregivers and senior citizens should take… Read More
Sleep tips for Alzheimer’s
Many people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia experience sleep problems. They may struggle to fall asleep or wake up frequently throughout the night. One reason for this is that Alzheimer’s… Read More
Making Sense of Obama Care as a Senior Citizen
As we age, we plan for our health care and make estimates on the possible expenses. We look for valuable information about elder care and benefits that… Read More
Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Everyone’s Alzheimer’s journey is unique, but we all begin in the same place – first, we must recognize the signs in our loved one’s behavior. When you know the signs, you… Read More
Dealing with Challanging Behavior with Dementia
Memory impairment often brings behavioral issues that may present challenges to the caregiver and compromise the safety of the person with memory impairment. These issues include wandering, anger, aggression and paranoia. There may… Read More
Learning to Deal with Heat Stress with Aging
Adults aged 65 and older are among those at greatest risk for heat stress. There are several reasons for this – as we age, the body’s ability to… Read More
Understanding How Medicare Supplemental Insurance Works
Why Purchasing a Medicare Supplement May Help Save You Money
Since original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not pay everything concerning health-related services and medical supplies, a supplemental… Read More
How Pet Therapy Can Help Those Living with Dementia
Pet therapy is an increasingly popular practice used to improve the health and wellness of seniors. In particular, it has been shown to be beneficial for people with dementia by helping to offset some of… Read More
Menopause and Woman
The menstrual period of a woman stops when she reaches menopause. It is a condition that women experience as they age. Their body begins to lose the ability to produce estrogen until they… Read More
Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
While caregiving for someone with memory impairment can be one of the most rewarding jobs, it can also one of the most taxing. Especially if you’re a family caregiver, it can turn into… Read More
Long-Term Care Costs Favor Home-Based Treatment
Long term care is expensive and the rates are increasing every year. The latest survey of Genworth Financial shows that nursing home and assisted living long term care costs continue… Read More
Now that warmer weather is upon us, you’re likely eager for a summer vacation. But if you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you might be wondering whether or not travelling… Read More
Balancing Caring for an Elderly Parent and Raising Your Own Kids
Caring for love ones is very rewarding yet a demanding responsibility. Sometimes you are caught up in a stressful life of having an aging parent… Read More
Planning for Retirement
Life is indeed full of anticipation. When one is a child, he/she is eager to become a teenager, can't wait to become an adult, is eager to finish school and then anticipate for… Read More
Hiring a Home Caregivers Help with Activities of Daily Life
Each year, many Americans experience accidents and injuries. Most people who are prone to injury like knee or hip fractures are those who are over 65… Read More
Tips to Help Kids Understand What Alzheimer's Disease Is
Alzheimer’s and dementia take their toll on the whole family, right down to its youngest members. Understanding memory impairments and their effects will no doubt be difficult… Read More
Understanding what Observation Status at the Hospital Really Means
Some people expressed their disappointment over the “observation status” experience to admission in the hospital. Staying in a hospital for few days yet considered as an outpatient… Read More
In-Home Care Cost for Assistance with Daily Living
For economic reasons, many people are considering home care than nursing homes. Even care companies with state contract under Medicaid, are pushing towards home care. Some health insurance… Read More
Allowing Seniors to Age in Place
Who wouldn't like technology which offers easy and comfortable life not only at home but at work? Today, a new technology is introduced to aid our aging parents to stay… Read More
Physical Exercise and Cognitive Function for individuals with dementia
We’ve written before about the power of physical exercise to aid memory formation and cognitive function for people with dementia. An equally valuable tool is mental exercise.… Read More
Caregiving is a Privilege not a Burden
Caregiving is both physically and emotionally draining; an overwhelming job. Sometimes, the caregivers can forget about themselves to focus on their caregiving. It is a very challenging task and… Read More
Dealing with Alzheimer's disease with a Family Member
Alzheimer's disease takes a toll on the whole family of the person with the diagnosis. As an individual's personality begins to change and their independence wanes, many family… Read More
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other form of dementia is incredibly difficult to cope with, both for the person diagnosed and their family. It's an emotional struggle knowing that your personality or your loved one's personality… Read More
How a Live-In Companion or Professional Caregiver Can Help You at Home
When faced with an elderly parent living at home, hiring a professional caregiver such as a home health aide or companion may be the… Read More
In order for senior citizens to make prudent decisions regarding their health care needs, consumers need to have a better understanding of services covered by insurance and services that are privately paid for.
According to a… Read More
Helpful Tips to Selecting a Memory Care Community for an Aging Parent
You have made the decision to find a memory care facility for your loved one. Now what?
The checklist for choosing the right memory… Read More
Helpful Tips for Finding a Care Giver for an Elderly Loved One
If it's getting to the point in an elderly loved one's life where they're not able to live as independently as they always have… Read More
To help your loved one or client with Alzheimer's maintain independence for as long as possible, it's important to allow them to do things for themselves as much as they can.
Typically, we perform… Read More
An Alzheimer's or dementia diagnosis often requires making adjustments in the home where the person with memory impairment lives. The brain changes that come with Alzheimer's can alter judgment and cause certain home features to become… Read More
Senior Care Options
The senior care industry has grown in the recent years. With more than 70 million baby boomers who need and will need specific care, this industry increase tremendously. Depending on the health issues… Read More
Connecting with a Loved One with Dementia
Visiting a loved one with dementia can be difficult, even uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are many ways you can turn an awkward visit into a meaningful connection for you both.… Read More
Fuel the Brain with Activity for those with Dementia
There's no doubt about it - from the brain to the body, an active lifestyle has a powerful impact on individuals with dementia. Time and again, studies… Read More
I think there's a common tendency to write off people with dementia, to assume that they are on a downward spiral without any chance for improvement. I know from experience that this simply is not true.… Read More
Long Term Care Facilities and Senior Care Options Besides Nursing Home Placement
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of a long term care is a nursing home. Long term care and nursing… Read More
Recently, Stanford and Aging 2.0 announced the finalists for the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge - a contest to create products that help people with memory impairment maintain independence. It came as little surprise that… Read More
Medicare Facts That You Should Know if You Are a Medicare Participant
For people who are 65 years or older, or younger people with disabilities, or people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Medicare plays a vital… Read More
Nursing homes are the place where we expect quality medical services as well as the comfort of home for our elderly. Especially for those that offers long-term care (LTC). Aged people need everyday help in their… Read More
Clinical trial is a type of clinical research that involves human volunteers to determine how well new medical treatments, drugs, diagnostic procedures, and other therapies work. It is conducted to determine whether the new… Read More
Caregiving for an Aging Parent Who Lives Alone
"There's no place like home" is a popular phrase that often describes the comfort of a home. Being away from home for some time will make you desire… Read More
A writer talked about "time for everything under the sun". He says that there is an appointed time in every activity under heaven. And when the time comes that we have to decide on sending our… Read More
The Price for Assisted Living Can Be Costly for Senior Citizens
Assisted Living Communities are homes for seniors who do not need a nursing home yet but not able to live independently. Senior Communities that offer… Read More
Today, more adults between the ages 30 and 55 find themselves sandwiched between caring for two generations: their aged parents and their own children under 21. According to the Pew Research Center, 16 percent of American… Read More
Loved ones with memory loss caused by Alzheimer's and other dementia are much more sensitive to and affected by their physical environment than the rest of us. The effects of dementia create new challenges in the… Read More
Summer Safety Tips
For a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, the "dog days" of August and early September can bring additional safety risks. However, by following some simple safety tips, you and your family can enjoy… Read More
2013 will be a good year for Nursing Home Facilities! This is after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS - a US government agency) posted news that the Federal government decided to raise Medicare… Read More
Health care reform offers a new gleam of opportunities for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility (SNF). Commonly known to consumers as Nursing Homes, the potential business growth came after the recent data released by Medicare regarding… Read More
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia is life-changing, for both the person with the disease and their family and friends.
But while memory impairment can change the relationship between parent and child, there are… Read More
Assisted Living Facilities Are They For You?
It is not hard to make a sound decision when you know which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn. Thus, before considering an Assisted Living property for… Read More
Caregiving Can Be Rewarding
When it comes to providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed and stressed by all of the added responsibilities that come with… Read More
Making a Difference in the Lives of Caregivers
Individuals caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other memory loss can often find themselves physically and emotionally overwhelmed by their responsibilities. While they may have… Read More
Helpful Tips for Overcoming Mealtime
For someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, proper nutrition and hydration are essential. Eating and drinking help keep the immune system functioning - staving off infections and illness - and help… Read More
Maintaining independence while also living with Alzheimer's may seem counterintuitive or even impossible. And yet, those individuals with Alzheimer's who maintain a level of independence as the disease progresses are often individuals who also stay healthier… Read More
Making bathing and other personal hygiene tasks comfortable and relaxing for an individual with Alzheimer's can be a challenge. Needing assistance in this highly personal part of life can make bathing uncomfortable and even stressful, but… Read More
Talking about Alzheimer's disease and memory loss can be tough for adults. Discussing such subjects with children doesn't have to be, though. Let's go over some simple ways we can talk to young children about Alzheimer's… Read More
Traveling with an individual with Alzheimer's disease can be both a pleasure and a challenge. Much depends on how far the disease has progressed, but regardless, it is still possible to travel safely and comfortably with… Read More
From pets to music to calming aromas, there are a plethora of therapies out there that can benefit an individual with Alzheimer's disease. Let's review these various therapies and how they can help an Alzheimer's patient.… Read More
For those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, obtaining proper nutrition and hydration can be a challenge. Myriad factors come into play, some of which are not obvious to caregivers. Let's review some simple ways to… Read More
Nightingale Private Care is extremely pleased to present the 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts!! This event is anticipated each year by so many for its' recognition of our local artisans and their varied… Read More
Caring for Your Loved One Living with Alzheimer's disease
For most of us, personal care is a very personal and private activity. For those with Alzheimer's disease, it is an activity they eventually will not be… Read More
As people age, some of the simple tasks like writing, telephoning and just verbally communicating can be a real challenge. These folks need to feel useful and anything you can do to help them feel more… Read More
Estate Planning consists of managing and distributing the estate in a manner consistent with owner's objectives.
Preparing for Incapacity should also included in every estate plan. If you become ill or injured, decide who will take… Read More
As difficult as it's likely be to persuade your loved ones that living in the family home is no longer in their best interest, the process will be much smoother if you can present an appealing… Read More
There are a number of changes loved ones and caregivers can make to adapt their home to better suit life with an Alzheimer's disease patient. Some of the most simple and beneficial things are not obvious… Read More
Unfortunately, Alzheimer's disease can be very difficult to diagnose, as many other conditions can mimic the common symptoms of the disease. Diagnosing Alzheimer's is done by process of elimination, and the process should be led by… Read More
Could you or a loved one benefit from a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)? A PERS is an electronic device designed to allow people with disabilities or older people living alone to summon help in an… Read More
I know of a family who is raising a young teenage girl while taking care of two sets of parents. This couple waited until their careers were established before she became pregnant so, consequently their daughter… Read More
Debbie turned the ringing alarm off. It was 6:00AM and time to get herself ready for the day. Her son would be there soon to help her shower and dress her husband Jim. Her… Read More
Seniors in the U.S.A. qualify for the government senior health insurance programs once they turn 65-years-old. At this age, they must sign-up for either Medicare or Medicaid. Medicaid is the option for very low-income seniors with… Read More
For many Baby Boomers the word "retirement" evokes images of 50-something parents hanging it all up to relax and enjoy life. It appears that Boomer retirement will look very different for a number of reasons.
During… Read More
Speaking with your Aging Parents about no longer driving...this is not going to be an easy conversation. Your Dad (or Mom) may think of driving as the key to their independence. But, it doesn't have to… Read More
In addition to your search for the best retirement living community for your parents - whether it be independent or assisted living - you may need to source new physicians for them.
When we moved my… Read More
Prosperity Oaks of Palm Beach Gardens displayed a "resort style" type of care home. As I pulled into the community, the cascading trees that surrounded the glassy black pavement already made me feel as if I… Read More
Many families would prefer to care for an elderly loved one at home. However, without assistance, the experience of caregiving can often be overwhelming. A Home Away From Home is a unique adult day care program… Read More
D artfully shares some of their daughters' financial stresses- including her own due to the housing market where she'd devoted 20 years of her career. It was becoming more difficult for us to help them out… Read More
"What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life." -Leo Buscaglia
I'm a morning person. I'm sharpest in the "wee small hours of the morning..." as the… Read More
D's friend had warned us that we should be prepared for resistance. People feel threatened with the loss of their independence. They may not want others making decisions for them. They might be angry that we… Read More
My folks were living in their single family home in Miami during the horrific 2005 hurricane season. They were 81. My youngest sister and her family lived about 15 minutes away. D & J's son was… Read More
With over 64 locations throughout the United States, caregivers taking care of a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other memory impairment can get help. Arden Courts specializes in assisted living in a secure… Read More
Symptoms of aging are both internal and external. Menopause and Andropause (male hormonal changes with age) are caused by hormone imbalances. As we age, our bodies produce lower levels of hormones that are vital to our… Read More
A successful surgery is only one part of a patient's hospital experience. Postoperative care after any surgery, especially Total Hip or Total Knee replacement is critically important. This care can be equally therapeutic in a rehabilitation… Read More
The Affordable Care Act created Community Transformation Grants aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases - such as diabetes and heart disease. By promoting healthy lifestyles and communities nationwide, especially among population… Read More
Important facts consumers need to be aware of when inheriting an IRA. Make sure you pay attention to the rules.
What do you do when you inherit an IRA?
Good question. Most people don't know the… Read More
As if saving for retirement isn't challenging enough, add to it the financial and emotional responsibility of helping your kids and attending to the needs of elderly parents, and you're officially a member of the Sandwich… Read More
Michael Jones, Certified Senior Advisor and television host, has recently been acknowledged by America's PremierExperts as one of the leading experts in his field. America's PremiereExperts recognizes leading experts, across a wide array of industries, who… Read More
The goals of orthopedic surgery are simple: achieve excellent long-term results and minimize risk of injury or complication in the short or long term. Several innovations in operating room technology and tools as well as minimally… Read More
Going to a nursing home is something that many people dread; however, this option is something that becomes inevitable for most families and they always end up having to send their loved ones to homes for… Read More
1) Myth: Assisted Living is the same as a nursing home.
Fact: Assisted living is for those who need some help in their daily lives, but don't require the medical care provided by a nursing home… Read More
When a person is no longer capable of caring for themselves at home, family members will need to consider home care services, moving to an assisted living facility, care home or long term care nursing home.… Read More
Arden Courts, an assisted living community, was created exclusively for persons with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Our philosophy of care and unique residential design are the products of five years of research into the needs of… Read More
Alzheimer's symptoms grow worse as time progresses, the disease may have unpredictable changes; making it an extremely difficult task to care of a person with Alzheimer's disease at home. For both the person with… Read More
One in every nine seniors is at risk of hunger. Chances are, it affects someone you love - even a parent, grandparent or spouse. Comfort Keepers franchises across the nation are uniting to create a voice… Read More
The food choices we make and the physical activities we perform shape our today and tomorrow. Eating right and exercising can lead the way to a healthier lifestyle.
Focus on balanced nutrition. Choose a variety… Read More
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be overwhelming. In fact, according to the Alzheimer's Association, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and as many as 10 million family caregivers.… Read More
Nursing Homes (otherwise known as Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers) allow people who are too vulnerable or sick the opportunity to live safely and with care or a temporary home for someone recovering. While nursing homes… Read More
Horizon Bay's senior communities include a variety of senior living housing options. With properties across the United States, these well managed retirement communities include services such as independent living, assisted living and dementia care. These services… Read More
PACE stands for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. PACE is a unique and optional benefit that features extensive medical and social services for participants of Medicare or Medicaid. PACE focuses only on elderly people,… Read More
Since 2007 there has been a steadily decline of occupants in assisted living and independent living senior retirement communities. According to a soon to be released report, which will be unveiled next month, by the National… Read More
Ten million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise and another 30 million are exposed to dangerous levels of noise each day, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).… Read More
This great recession has affected millions in this country but for those 50 and older, the impact has been greater and the long-term effects may be more daunting. Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan once said that "what… Read More
Recent reports show that, as people get older, more neighborhoods are looking to find ways to allow Aging Americans to continuing living in their homes, even when they need health care. The small but fast-growing "village"… Read More
Alzheimer's Research in Florida stresses brain maintenance may play a role in postponing the emergence of dementia-related symptoms. A significant amount of research has been conducted on healthy aging in the past two decades. A number… Read More
Good nutrition includes good hydration. The average person should drink at least 8 full glasses of water each day. People with dementia require additional water due to physical activity and/or medications.
Don't like to drink water?… Read More
Finding the right assisted living facility to meet your health care needs and budget does not have to be difficult. Caregivers should consider all available options whether assistance needs to be brought in through home care,… Read More
In honor of National Active Aging Week, September 20-26, 2010, Emeritus Senior Living, a national provider of assisted living and Alzheimer's and related dementia care services to seniors, announced today that it is holding a Facebook… Read More
Ultimately the quality of care provided is the most important feature of an assisted living facility. Emeritus personalizes care for each senior to match their personal needs. You can be assured that comfort, safety, and well-being… Read More
?The foremost reason why the millions of Americans living with untreated hearing loss should seek help is SAFETY. Why? Because studies have shown that hearing impairment also causes reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety.… Read More
One of the Veterans Administration's best kept secrets is a non service connected pension to help pay for assisted living, home health care and even nursing home care. Most Veterans think VA pensions are only for… Read More
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A sudden fall can be very harmful or at the least startling to an elderly person. In the case of a sudden fall it is… Read More
When a person is eligible for Medicare upon reaching age 65 or older, or has certain health disabilities, a Medicare participate can utilize any of the four parts to Medicare for health insurance coverage. Understanding the… Read More
Sick of hearing all of the negative news everywhere you turn? And, worrying about your aging parent's daily needs and wellfare can be a little stressful too. It's time to give yourself a week off from… Read More
There are a number of aging adults and children with intricate medical conditions in the world. Many depend on some form of technology to
communicate different allergies whether to food or drugs. Some may have disorders… Read More
There are many outreach programs out there to help Veterans. One that many Veterans may not be aware of is the Veteran's pension. Studies show that about 36 percent of American Veterans are not even aware… Read More
Caregivers and seniors alike take a break and visit Edina Park Plaza Retirement Community. Not only is Edina Park Plaza nestled in beautiful Edinborough Park, but provides fantastic, fun filled theme events for the young and… Read More
I had an interesting time camping this weekend with a friend of mine who is going through a divorce in her senior years. She wanted to get out and re-experience things that she and her husband… Read More
After graduating from college, I moonlighted for an attorney. Frequently he would post employment opportunities and request that I review qualified candidates. I would often chuckle while reviewing these resumes trying to figure out what the… Read More
Unfortunately, almost three out of four hearing-impaired Americans who could successfully be treated with hearing aids go without detection and treatment.
That is almost 36 million people, according to the American Academy of Audiology. Why the… Read More
If you are reluctant to go to a salon, there might be reasons to go that you haven't thought about before. Bradley Studnicka, hairdresser and stylist, has a few ideas and tips for seniors that are… Read More
Senior Corps has many great opportunities for people over 55 to get involved with their senior living community.
One program is called Senior Companions which connects volunteers with people with disabilities or that need help with… Read More
Need some inspiration to get involved in your community?
www.handsonportland.org connects volunteers with people in need of help in the greater Portland, Oregon area. You can help someone build their house, tutor a child, drive seniors… Read More
The housing market isn't a good place for anyone to be right now. That's why LeCesse Development Corp. had to think of something to do with its $300,000 Villa Grande condos in Sarasota, Florida.
LeCesse Development… Read More
It's easy to get confused by health reform and programs that have been new and changing these days. It's a fact that many people don't know much about what's going on, or know very little, and… Read More
I just read about a federally-funded program that will begin in 2012 that working adults can sign up for that will help them stay in their homes if they are disabled. It's called CLASS, or Community… Read More
I read recently that only 105,000 veterans are using benefits that an estimated 2.3 million could be using. Some who qualify can get up to $2,000 or more per month.
There are strict rules, however, many… Read More
What is an online scam artist?
An online scam artist is someone that uses the Internet to take money from Internet users. They can contact you through e-mail or access your information online when you make… Read More
Timeslips is a program created by Anne Basting which teaches caregivers a fun and worthwhile activity for people with dementia or Alzheimer's. In the exercise, caregivers navigate a discussion that allows patients or residents to create… Read More
Ten million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise and another 30 million are exposed to dangerous levels of noise each day, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).… Read More
I just read that Huping Zhou, a cardiothoracic surgeon, was sentenced to four months in jail and a $2,000 fine for looking at patients' health records without permission or reason. Apparently, laws are getting stricter for… Read More
I just read an article about mental illness in India and how the stigma of it is preventing people from getting treatment.
First off, some general things I've learned about India is that they are a… Read More
Continuing-Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are sought after for a reason. They offer health care, fine dining, community centers, and health clubs and are generally more active than nursing homes. However, the CCRC community is suffering because… Read More
Here is another tutorial for first-timers using search engines, which help guide you through the Internet.
There are a ton of different sites, but some common ones are www.google.com, www.yahoo.com and www.wikipedia.org.
Google is a very… Read More
www.craigslist.com is basically the classified section of a newspaper but online. It's free to post anything and browse through the various things people in your area have to sell or give away. Below is a basic… Read More
Yahoo! posted "5 Generic Products That Are Just as Good," so I thought I would do the same, agreeing with three of their five choices.
The three I agree with are prescription drugs, over-the-counter meds and… Read More
According to Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Vitamin D "has now emerged as a contributor to many nonskeletal physiological processes, and functions have been attributed to vitamin D in the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infections, autoimmune diseases,… Read More
Is it difficult to walk or jog? Have you checked into swimming?
You probably have heard about all of the great things swimming does for you, but I'm here to tell you again because swimming is… Read More
I came across a great website that links seniors to live music. www.musicforseniors.org is a program that connects upbeat musicians with senior centers, day programs, retirement communities and at-home senior adults.
"Music is such a universal… Read More
A new study by Brigham Young University shows that an active social life can help save your life.
The study showed that people with strong social connections with friends, family or co-workers have a 50% less… Read More
The foremost reason why the millions of Americans living with untreated hearing loss should seek help is SAFETY. Why? Because studies have shown that hearing impairment also causes reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety.… Read More
I came across a great website called www.buglesacrossamerica.org which connects military funerals with a person to play Taps.
With military funerals being a constant (it's predicted that 500,000 veterans will die every year for the next… Read More
Are you a coupon clipper? Have you checked coupons online?
Many company websites have coupons online that are easily searchable and printable. There are many other websites that have coupons for stores, however, I've heard that… Read More
"Germs don't have an expiration date," a doctor once told me. We were discussing outdated pet medications, and the discussion went to food. "Milk doesn't go bad at the stroke of midnight on its expiration date."… Read More
Guess who painted this picture? Or better yet, guess how they painted it.
It was painted by Natalina Marcantoni with her mouth.
The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists are a non-charity group whose members use their… Read More
Are you taking a medication that makes your skin sensitive to sunlight?
During the summer months, it is especially important to research your medication and take precautions from the sun if necessary. Here are some tips… Read More
This is a continuation of the Anne Davis Basting's Book, Forget Memory, Part 2. Blasting writes about many programs and people that have had a positive influence on patients with Alzheimer's or dementia and their caregivers.… Read More
This is a continuation of the Anne Davis Basting's Book, Forget Memory, Part 1.
One very important point Basting brings up is how important the mental health of the caregivers of people with dementia or Alzheimer's… Read More
OXO is a company that makes home-care gadgets that are universally designed for easy-gripping and ease-of-use. Their website has information about products for cooking, cutlery, serving & entertaining, silicone textiles, tea kettles, spice grinders, cleaning, trash… Read More
Small towns all over the country have adopted a safer way for kids to get to school that promotes exercise, a clean environment, and an intergenerational bond. Senior citizens and other adults that have time have… Read More
Here's the former president's bucket list.
See his own grandchildren
See that all the grandchildren of the world have time to pursue their dreams instead of dying
Climb Kilimanjaro before global warming makes the snows melt… Read More
45 year-old Jay Shafer was a grocery store clerk and decided to do something else. So he designed and built a tiny, 89 square-foot house. He had no building experience and just figured it out as… Read More
The New York Times recently published an article about "Patient-centered medical homes." These "homes" can be anywhere (they seem to be primarily coming up in existing hospitals).
According to The Times, these are the characteristics of… Read More
Interested in getting a computer but can't decide between a laptop and a desktop? Here is a great list with a breakdown of some pros and cons.
Great for tiny apartments because… Read More
Last week, President Obama bypassed the Senate and appointed Dr. Donald M. Berwick as chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which has not had a permanent administrator since 2006.
The Senate was… Read More
- It's recommended that you drink about 2 to 4 cups of water every hour if you're outside or doing strenuous activity. Drinking drinks that have electrolytes in it (like Gatorade) are helpful as… Read More
Gluten intolerance is an autoimmune deficiency. People with it have inflammation in the small intestine when they eat gluten, which is found in wheat.
While the issue lies primarily in the gastrointestinal tract, there are many… Read More
It's easy to think that a lot of time is wasted on the Internet. There's a sea of information that can take up time that could be spent outdoors doing something more worthwhile. Users are isolated… Read More
It may be easy to believe much of the music younger generations listen to is garbage, but it is only fair to understand that trends shape our preferences and should not be judged without understanding it.… Read More
While the government has recently stated that "At least 10,000 people and possibly far more die in the United States each year because they have not been screened for colon or breast cancer," the U.S. Centers… Read More
Traveling to other countries to have surgery isn't that uncommon.
Even considering the time off work, travel, hotel room and the hospitalization, many people have found international surgery not covered by insurance more affordable than any… Read More
The data security company, TrustWave, recently put out information about where credit card hackers choose to find and steal your money.
38% in the hotel industry
18% in the financial services industry
14.2% in the retailing… Read More
The Presence Process is a book by Michael Brown and is "A healing journey into present moment awareness," designed to help you forgive emotional burdens and live freely in the moment.
Through conscious breathing and weekly… Read More
Are you a Veteran or related to one? HearUSA honors the service of all Veterans, and acknowledges the sacrifices and support given by their family members. Which is why HearUSA offers unique discounts on hearing care… Read More
Some say that forgetfulness is associated with how busy we are in addition to not paying attention.
Harry Lorayne, author of Ageless Memory: Simple Secrets for Keeping Your Brain Young, believes that we need to exercise… Read More
May showed 41% in favor of the healthcare law Obama put into place, which has jumped to 48% in June.
The Kaiser Family Foundation Poll studies healthcare policy information and shows that this is a trend… Read More
Studies have shown that socialization is linked with decreased physical ailments like "stroke, dementia and even the common cold." The findings show that being a part of a group and discussing things with like-minded people help… Read More
The Alzheimer's/Dementia Ward at Morse Geriatric Center in Florida utilizes music therapy to help dementia sufferers. Tony Sanso, a former nightclub singer, is welcomed by the staff to provide routine music therapy sessions.
The patients end… Read More
iRobot Corporation has plans to make senior living at home a much easier task.
Colin Angle, co-founder and CEO of iRobot, is concerned with the growing population of seniors and the lower number of caretakers for… Read More
While collagen begins to deteriorate in our 20s, a study done at the University of Tennessee showed "that vitamin E-deficient diets have a greater percentage of soluble collagen in the skin."
Collagen is the main protein… Read More
Advertisers have begun to target senior Internet users as the market grows. Likewise, seniors have taken advantage of learning the way computers and the Internet works in order to utilize its opportunities through programs that teach… Read More
The Journal of American Geriatrics Society published a study showing that seniors that live by themselves with pets have "better physical and mental health than those that don't. They are more active, cope better with stress,… Read More
Alzheimer's disease: Most common type of dementia; accounts for an estimated 60-80 percent of cases. Difficulty remembering names and recent events is often an early clinical symptom; apathy and depression are also often early symptoms. Later… Read More
Depression has been increasingly diagnosed by doctors and there has been an increase in the dispensing of anti-depression medicines for the last few decades.
Why is this?
Psychiatrists believe that there isn't an increase in people… Read More
While soy protein has many health benefits, Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel says that it also lowers testosterone levels in men. He is a Certified Clinicl Nutritionist and has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and Anti-Aging Therapies.… Read More
The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't guides families and healthcare professionals who are struggling to make the right decisions for those who are losing or have lost capacity.Who needs… Read More
Organizing your basic medical care requirements is more than a fantasy exercise - especially if you're traveling in a foreign country. And it's when planning a trip abroad that the idea of "what if" medical emergency… Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now processing a 21.3% percent cut in Medicare physician payments to an estimated 50 million claims, which have been held back since June 1. The reduced reimbursement… Read More
Many health-related television dramas use a lot of medical terminology which is generally accurate.
However, survival after a cardiac arrest with CPR is much higher on television than in real life. There are also risks involved… Read More
Hearing loss is a very common condition, and is increasingly more prevalent as Americans live longer and remain active. In fact, 10% of us have some degree of hearing loss, whether we realize it or not.… Read More
The Senate on Friday approved a six-month delay to a 21% cut to physicians' Medicare reimbursements.
However, the Senate's approval of the measure came too late to avert payment cuts that took effect on Friday, as… Read More
Social science has viewed the topic of menopause as a complex subject, and is defined as the end of a woman's fertility.
However, oftentimes, pharmaceutical companies view the topic from a commercial standpoint, aimed at making… Read More
No matter what age you are, wrinkles can still be prevented and skin can still be protected.
When you are exposed to the sun, UVA penetrates into your skin which promotes premature aging and damages skin… Read More
Reports indicate that Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have reached a deal on a six-month delay to Medicare physician payment cuts, which are scheduled to go into effect today.
Senate Majority Leader Harry… Read More
A new study done on lung cancer patients shows that when congress aims to reduce Medicare spending, oftentimes doctors increase treatments for patients to make up for the lost income.
According to the study, doctors ordered… Read More
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare claims will be postponed until this week Thursday in order for the U.S. Senate to decide on legislation determining Medicare's physician payments.
Senate Majority Leader Harry… Read More
Despite rising health care costs, HealthWarehouse.com, a premier online pharmacy, has been able to keep prices low and expectations high. One obvious reason for this is because it can avoid the costs that traditional, brick-and-mortar pharmacies… Read More
The staff at the University Medical Center at Princeton will soon assign one patient at a time to a newly built room, designed partly with staff input, housed on a post-surgical floor.
Designed using research funded… Read More
We've come across a terrific article that we are running in the next issue of the "Senior Sunshine Times. " The following breaks down the new health care reform policy as it pertains to people with… Read More
With the economy in turmoil as of late, many people have been forced to face foreclosure, not excluding those owning and operating Elder-Care homes. In fact in the Bay City area alone there have been over… Read More
Relearning to have fun, enjoying your freedom, not stressing over your appearance, and just not stressing in general; I have written about many things over the past couple months, but all of these topics have essentially… Read More
Many people as they get older start to become deeply concerned with how they look. Well, let's not kid ourselves, people in general are deeply concerned with how they look and that concern simply just grows… Read More
It is true that they are responsible for most of the decisions made about how to treat our conditions and they act with all the knowledge they've accumulated on scientific technique, disease, and treatment.. But believe… Read More
Choosing when to retire is a decision that takes a lot of planning, timing, and thought... but how does one know when the right time to retire is? Well, this question is actually pretty easy to… Read More
So I spoke in my last blog about memory and about how it essentially defines us as A person. However what about those who are losing their memories, lost their memory, and those with no memory… Read More
We as a society are incredibly quick to turn to chemicals in order to feel better. This is true when it comes to sickness, depression, sadness, pain, and really just about anything. We like to think… Read More
Any conversation, any argument, and lesson, any class, and just about any fight (excluding those based on the concept of greed) have one main goal in mind, and that is understanding. One side, or both sides,… Read More
Throughout life we meet new people almost every day. Some of these people journey into our lives and become part of the circle in which we frequently involve ourselves with, however most simply pass us by… Read More
A new type of retirement community has started to pop up, and that is one that serves to the tastes of a specific crowd. For example Nikkei Senior Gardens is a retirement community that opened last… Read More
With the economy in turmoil with no real say what the future brings, I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of what's really important. Oftentimes in today's world, the important things seem to… Read More
An experiment is being done testing to see whether or not there should be follow up consultations and checking almost immediately and consistently when a patient is released after suffer from a sort of heart failure.… Read More
Health care at home is on the rise replacing expensive hospital visitations and stays. Instead, the care comes to the patient at their own location and the company gets reimbursed by Medicare. This substitution holds lots… Read More
As mentioned in the last blog Don Berwick is Obama's candidate for the new head for CMS. Berwick's views on patient centeredness are ones he claims will completely re-orchestrate the medical field. He essentially feels that… Read More
Obama is planning to appoint Don Berwick, A Harvard Pediatrician, a well recognized expert on Health policy, and the head of Institute Healthcare Improvement, as the new head of CMS. This is a much acclaimed decision… Read More
We live in times of exponentially improving technology that has already changed our society in ways once barely imaginable. It's hard to believe that 20 years ago, computers were rarely soon and that 60 years ago… Read More
There is a fairly new program that has been established by the government that exists solely for two reasons: Helping people in nursing homes live on their own and saving the Government tens of millions in… Read More
Something is horribly backwards in the world today and it can be seen when one analyzes the job market. First let me start out by stating an interesting statistic: If all of the jobs in America… Read More
People at all ages have trouble budgeting their finances and really who can blame them. Money is something that is made to be spent after all and balancing necessities and desires with time and funds can… Read More
In these blogs I post I frequently talk about learning, wisdom, and growing up. Well one thing that is certain is, as we age the way we view things tends to change. Our thought patterns start… Read More
A personal services contract is generally a contract between a parent and a child, son or daughter-in-law, and/or grandchild or their spouse (here after called the caregiver child). In the contract the parent agrees to pay… Read More
A study of the commonwealth fund shows that there appears to be an international shift towards self directed care focusing mostly on the elderly. This is not surprising in the least if you really think about… Read More
Have you ever looked at someone and thought they were just ridiculous, stupid, or childish or have you ever thought people needed to better act their age? Well, I have to ask you, what exactly does… Read More
As part of the new health care legislations, a new type of special needs insurance has been created. This insurance is federally run and is known as the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) Act.… Read More
Many people nowadays are talking about what should and shouldn't be taught to our children and our grandchildren. Curriculums are changing as people want to teach creationism in school and not talk about evolution at all.… Read More
The Sterling House of Stuart is located on a quiet street conveniently located close to sandy beaches, shopping, and quaint dining in heart of Stuart. Considered part of the Treasure Coast of South Florida, the community… Read More
My grandfather always tells me that his favorite book is "lawyers and other reptiles" which is usually good for a bit of a chuckle. To be honest though, I really do not blame the lawyers for… Read More
I began talking about trust in sociable society and decided it was an issue large enough to delve much, MUCH deeper into. The first segment I would like to talk about is trusting our doctor. We… Read More
As the economy gets worse, the number of scams increase and our seniors and disabled are the most vulnerable communities to these scam artists. We offer these tips in order to help you increase your financial… Read More
Alzheimer's Care Research
In recent news a major breakthrough has occurred with how we can study Alzheimer's, or at least one I would call major. They have discovered how to genetically engineer Alzheimer's in rats in… Read More
The health industry is planning on heavily investing into the upcoming state elections, which is nothing new. In 2008, they spent $369.9 Million on state and federal campaigns, and it seems to plan to invest quite… Read More
The right time to retire the right age, when is it? Could there possible be a definite answer to this question, or is it dynamic, different for each person? It doesn't take a genius to figure… Read More
Recently, Monroe, Louisiana celebrated the opening of the its heralded Booker T. Senior Village, the latest bright spot in an aging neighborhood now being revitalized by many of its former residents. This new senior village represents… Read More
I mentioned in my previous article that one of the important questions to consider is whether or not you want to retire near your relatives. This is a very important factor to take into account as… Read More
Ask yourself which is more important, who will make health care decisions for you when you can't or who gets your stuff (your assets) when you're gone. If your answer is who gets your stuff, then… Read More
Under the current Medicare Prescription Drug plan (Medicare Part D), once a senior reaches $2,250 of drug costs, the senior will have to pay 100% of the next $2,850, before Medicare Part D covers drug costs… Read More
"The tax extenders bill that the Senate approved on March 10 included a much-anticipated six-month extension of stimulus Medicaid funding in addition to the latest Medicare physician pay patch. The move sent the package back to… Read More
Time is a fascinating subject, especially when one takes into account it doesn't truly exist, though many already know this. Time is a completely man made concept that was created semi-arbitrarily in order to document the… Read More
When President Obama signed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, certain aspects went into effect immediately or almost immediately:
There will be effective 90 days after enactment, federal support… Read More
Perception, perspective, angle of view, way of looking at, and many other different ways to say the same thing. This truly is one of my favorite areas of thought and I doubt I will even scratch… Read More
Now here are some concepts I, much like most of the world, can't say I know all that much about. Well, I have learned about the cycles of sleep, and the different kinds of brainwaves emitted… Read More
I sat down with Mona Guinn-Huff, the Director of Marketing for The Lynmoore Assisted Living and Memory Care community. The Lynmoore, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, offers seniors both traditional assisted living and special care for… Read More
"According to the study, "What is the Distribution of Lifetime Health Care Costs from Age 65," in over 300,000 simulations the average remaining uninsured lifetime health care expenditure for a typical married couple age 65 is… Read More
It is estimated that taking care of terminal patients costs about 25%of our current budget, and the question was raised as to whether or not this is worth it. This question takes some careful deliberation before… Read More
Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, located in Port St Lucie, Florida is an exceptional senior retirement community that offers care for a broad spectrum of seniors. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, partially due to the friendly… Read More
An article posted by the Washington post talks about how doctors base their patient scheduling on how they can book the most procedures and make the most money. They do this because patients, Medicare, and Insurance… Read More
Recently the FDA has claimed that it does not have enough funds or power necessary in preventing non approved drugs from entering the country. In response, congress granted them more power
I have a lot to… Read More
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently tried to implement some new plans that would cut the medicare designated to elder care workers by a decent amount while thus lowering taxes by 5%. However federal courts did not… Read More
"On March 1, 2010, CMS, in collaboration with ONC, released guidance clarifying that the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) permit labs to electronically exchange lab data and addressing some confusion regarding laboratory data and health IT.… Read More
A common phrase that originated in the marketing world, but was quickly taken hold of and understood by a majority of the public is the phrase, empty nester. It was used in order to describe the… Read More
I briefly mentioned in the article on Medicare that I believe that every person in this country should be guaranteed the basics. "I honestly feel that every person in this country should be guaranteed certain rights… Read More
Healthcare reform has been underway for some time now with no real progress made. Many people like to blame President Obama for this lack of progress, but in truth it's not his fault at all. All… Read More
A recent article in "The New York Times" by Richard H. Thaler expresses a realistic view of the problems of mortgages on houses that are greater than the value of the house. The following excerpts of… Read More
The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 allows taxpayers to exclude from income the amount of debt forgiven related to their principle residence. If the debt was reduced through mortgage restructuring or the debt was forgiven… Read More
Up until now, New York, like many other states only allowed an agent or surrogate to make health care decisions for an incapacitated person, including end of life decisions, if the incapacitated person had previously signed… Read More
Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the
staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse… Read More
One thing that cannot be argued is the more years a person has under their belt the more opportunity for experiences they have encountered. I at my current age find it almost beyond comprehension to see… Read More
I recently read an article and watched a video about Medicare, in specific giving to the wealthy,(the links for the video and article are included at the bottom of this blog). To sum it up in… Read More
If someone dies without a valid will, he or she is "intestate."
If the decedent died intestate, the decedent's probate assets will be distributed to the decedent's heirs with priority given to:
2. Lineal… Read More
Douglas Rice, senior policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says the cut reflects U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to reform the housing program for the elderly, which pays for… Read More
The basic steps the Agency for Health Care Administration and Medicare and other experts recommend are:
1) Evaluate your needs. Make a list of what you are looking for as far as location, special services, atmosphere,… Read More
WHO PAYS FOR A NURSING HOME STAYS?
There is a common misconception that Medicare pays all the costs of nursing home stays. In fact, Medicare covers skilled care in a nursing facility under certain very strict… Read More
There is so much misinformation being given to Veterans that it is very important to do more research. Example: I receive many phone calls from Veterans and families of Veterans stating they have been told they… Read More
The service that I was offered at Harbor Chase, assisted living and memory care, was noteworthy. I was shown the community by Bob Brumbaugh, Director of Maintenance, who was very helpful. He allowed me to tour… Read More
The nursing home is Medicaid-certified.
The nursing home has the level of care you need
(e.g. skilled, custodial), and a bed is available.
The nursing home has special services if needed
in a separate unit (e.g.… Read More
Start early and stick with it. The Center on Aging's Carl Eisdorfer says engaging in mental stimulation and complex cognitive activities such as multilingualism from a very young age tends to increase a persons cognitive reserve… Read More
Last month in the Heart Letter , we looked at how emotions, isolation, and a host of other psychological and social factors affect the heart. It works the other way, too: The health of your heart… Read More
How adult children can help out
If there is an emotional attachment to the family home, children can consider buying it from their senior parents. The parents can even carry back the mortgage to increase their… Read More
South Florida is the first place in the nation to start advanced clinical trials for a new potential treatment for Alzheimer's: an immunization, administered like chemotherapy that uses the immune system to fight the disease.
Brain… Read More
Caregivers can find senior support services from licensed home care providers such as Senior Solutions Nurse Registry of the Treasure Coast. Consumers can expect services such as:
CERTIFIED NURSES AIDE / HOME HEALTH AIDE CARE
*… Read More
Imagine your 85-year-old widowed mom living on the other end of the country falls and breaks her hip. She spends more than two months in rehabilitation at a nursing home. How do her bills get paid?… Read More
There are various types of trusts that can assist with estate planning.
1. A Revocable Living Trust performs a similar function as a will. They are helpful if you own property in multiple states, desire privacy,… Read More
Medicaid Pre-Planning prepares for long-term care, whether in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or special home health care services. Pre-planning is essential to prevent financial devastation to most families.
Crisis Medicaid Planning is when an… Read More
Is it appropriate to include Alzheimer's disease patients in non-AD clinical research? Dr. Yaari, associate director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix, Ariz. Investigation studies for novel compounds treating Alzheimer's disease (AD)… Read More
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CARMELITE SISTERS FOR THE AGED AND INFIRM
In 1929, Mother Angeline Teresa founded the Roman Catholic Religious Congregation known as the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged… Read More
Willow Wood Senior Retirement - Fort Lauderdale For those seeking mental stimulation, Willow Wood Retirement Community located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida offers more than just retirement living. Part of the Horizon Bay Senior Living Community, each… Read More
January 25, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Media Support SilverCensus.com email@example.com JUPITER -- SilverCensus Inc., the premier resource for senior living and health services based in Jupiter Florida, has pledged an undisclosed amount in order to… Read More
Horizon Bay of Port St. Lucie is definitely in a prime location. With many shops, restaurants, and St. Lucie Medical Centerlocated conveniently within one mile from its location; Horizon Bay appears to have it all.
I… Read More
Adult Guardianship is the management of the affairs of someone who has been deemed by the court impaired to make their own decisions. The court gives the right to make decisions about the impaired individual to… Read More
What is Senior Care Advocacy?
Care Providers that are able to fulfill the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities by advocating for their rights, dignity and quality of life, by promoting knowledge and self-determination.
Why… Read More
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