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Elder Care Information

Why Everyone Over 50 Should be Training for the Senior Games


by Phil Campbell, M.S.

How To Find Affordable Senior Housing


A few years ago Miranda M. became a widow.

Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors


Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it.

Exercise Walking For Seniors: Preventing Foot Problems


Exercise has a very important role in the general health and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who walk tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to the doctor.

Arizona Assisted Living Homes -- The Alternative to High Priced Senior Care


The cost of skilled nursing care is slowly rising. Currently, the average cost of care in Arizona ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 per month.

10 Tips to Keep a Family Caregiver from Losing Their Mind


Caring full time for a loved one can be a challenging task, and it takes a special person to get the job done right. Patience and compassion are the two top qualities a caregiver must possess in order to be successful.

When Assistance with Long Term Care Becomes Necessary


According to the Administration on Aging, it is estimated by 2030, the older population will more than double to approximately 71.5 million.

Caregiving Across The Miles-Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving


Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one.

Scaling Down (Almost) Painlessly


Moving to a smaller house or apartment in a retirement community almost always involves a certain degree of trauma, both for the elder who's moving and for family members. However, by planning ahead you can reduce the discomfort involved and turn what might well become a nightmare into a pleasant event.

If Using The Stairs Has Become A Daily Struggle, A Stair lift Could Change Your Life


Using stairs is an everyday nightmare for many people. As we grow older the stairs in our home can become more of a struggle due to mobility problems associated with old age, an accident or illness.

Assisted Living: Tips on How to Choose a Facility


It is easy to be fooled by fancy drapery or expensive furniture that may decorate a care facility. Even though a facility looks high class doesn't always mean the care provided is first class.

Stair Lift Buying Guide


There is no doubt that having a stair lift in your home can dramatically improve your quality of life. If you are starting to find that climbing the stairs is becoming a hazardous experience, or just hard work, then a stair lift could be the answer.

Stair Lifts - Straight and Curved Rails


There are two types of stairlift. Straight and curved.

5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care


Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results.

Solitary Confinement -- for Life


Sixty-five year old Arthur Jones served a self-imposed life sentence - in his own home.Arthur lived in a high crime neighborhood, so he built iron cages around his outside doors and installed bars on all the windows.

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Elder Care: Legislative support for caregivers - Carlisle Sentinel


Carlisle Sentinel

Elder Care: Legislative support for caregivers
Carlisle Sentinel
Earlier this year, implementation of the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act took place in Pennsylvania. This state law is designed to assist caregivers by requiring hospitals to identify and provide education to family caregivers when a care ...

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Minn. lawmaker says state elder care whistle-blower was fired - Duluth News Tribune


Duluth News Tribune

Minn. lawmaker says state elder care whistle-blower was fired
Duluth News Tribune
Karin Housley, R-Stillwater, who chairs the Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee. At a news conference Tuesday, Housley said Nancy Omondi was fired days before she was to meet with an investigator looking into widespread reported problems ...

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Battling it out when it comes to aging parent's care? Elder mediation might help - Chicago Tribune


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Battling it out when it comes to aging parent's care? Elder mediation might help
Chicago Tribune
Elder mediation is a growing field. Specially trained mediators work with adult siblings and seniors to address family conflict and challenges around shared decision-making and communication. With people 80 years and older making up the fastest growing ...

Minnesota elder-care whistleblower was fired, according to state lawmaker: 'I want answers' - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press


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Minnesota elder-care whistleblower was fired, according to state lawmaker: 'I want answers'
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
A Minnesota lawmaker says a state manager whose bureau oversees investigations into abuse and neglect in nursing homes was fired after she blew the whistle on a “toxic culture” that was an obstacle to ensuring that officials do a better job protecting ...

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Hundreds attend WestMass ElderCare's holiday luncheon - wwlp.com


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Hundreds attend WestMass ElderCare's holiday luncheon
wwlp.com
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of senior citizens celebrated the Christmas season today at the Fairview Knights of Columbus in Chicopee. An estimated 650 seniors accepted the WestMass ElderCare invitation for the annual holiday luncheon. WestMass ...

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Smart financial planning for elder care - San Antonio Express-News


Smart financial planning for elder care
San Antonio Express-News
Co-invest with his sister in that apartment where his mother will live? Save the money for a “rainy day” fund to cover his mother's health care needs in the future? Use the money for his own family's needs, like boosting his retirement savings or ...

Raif: Considering a growing crisis in elder care - Longview News-Journal


Raif: Considering a growing crisis in elder care
Longview News-Journal
In the past, their job was to give comfort and care during the patient's last days, not to prolong life. In a Kaiser Foundation study, 80 percent of 2,128 respondents rated a hospice a 9 or 10 out of 10. However, as small hospices are being absorbed by ...

Elder care requires smart financial planning - Houston Chronicle


Houston Chronicle

Elder care requires smart financial planning
Houston Chronicle
As elder care expert Ben Schrock of BA Schrock financial group in Ohio explained to me, an important purpose of the mom's trust for the benefit of her children was to preserve some inheritance, even if Medicaid takes over expenses for her care in the ...

Elder Care: Is honesty with dementia always a good policy? - Carlisle Sentinel


Carlisle Sentinel

Elder Care: Is honesty with dementia always a good policy?
Carlisle Sentinel
Personal or professional caregivers who work with individuals experiencing dementia often encounter challenges when their care recipients possess an altered sense of reality. An individual may expect to see a deceased relative or friend, insist on ...

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