If you’re a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia then you have many things on your mind, including a variety of safety concerns. When providing care at home, you’ll need to make some adjustments to maximize safety, but try not to feel overwhelmed. The following safety tips will help you improve safety for your
The most significant cost for aging adults is healthcare. Most people think that Medicare or Medicaid will cover their care requirements. A big awakening comes to seniors and their families when they realize that, while rehab or home health may be covered, typically the coverage is for much less care than the individual needs, for
According to AARP research, nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their home. Often referred to as “aging in place,” this option can be possible depending on the senior’s need for care and their financial resources. To build a financial plan for aging in place, it’s important to explore all benefits that might be
Dementia is not a disease, it is a word used to describe a medical condition that involves cognitive impairment that impacts daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent, accounting for about 70% of all dementia cases. Vascular dementia is the second most common, at 10%; and the remaining cases include Lewy body and frontotemporal, along
Dementia is not a disease, it is a brain impairment impacting daily life – but what IS that cognitive impairment? What is the cause of the dementia? As noted earlier, approximately 70% of dementias are Alzheimer’s related – but that means 30% are something different. Very often it is a vascular dementia, resulting from problems
Are you a senior or older adult with questions about how the Affordable Care Act may affect you? The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance coverage. If you are already enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or if you have employer-based health insurance, you already have coverage and don’t have to make any changes.
Have you noticed that your parent or elder adult in your family is acting differently lately? In some cases, changes in behavior can mean that an elder loved one suffered an Acquired Brain Injury. Understanding and recognizing the warning signs can help ensure senior family members receive the care they need. An Acquired Brain Injury
Held annually by the National Guardianship Association, the National Conference on Guardianship is the largest gathering of guardianship organizations in the United States. We participated in the 25th annual conference in October, attending cutting-edge presentations and bringing back knowledge on today’s top concerns in guardianship. While we attended many informative sessions, the highlight of the