Long-Term Care Experts Say Americans Deny Aging

If asked, "How many Americans will need long-term care as they grow older?" How would you answer? Most people respond, "Probably 25 percent."Long-term Care research like the Inquiry Journal tells us that 7 out of 10 Americans will need care services for at least three years after the age of 65. While another study by Genworth shows that 63% of all Americans don't believe they will ever need care, at all. Ever. But that's not true as the researchers from the Inquiry found. ...more

Tips for Male Caregivers

The National Alliance for Caregiving published a study 2009 that showed men made up about one-third of all caregivers.  However, in 2012 Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reports that men now comprise 45 percent of all family caregivers in the nation. ...more

Facts on Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease made it to the Oscars!I'm really grateful for the exposure and the awareness the dreaded disease will receive from the Oscar winnings! It's horrifying to all families and especially for those living with the illness. My dad lived with dementia. So, seeing Still Alice felt very familiar and it illustrated closely what our family lived through. Moore says she's grateful to have the opportunity to bring awareness to the disease, especially from the perspective of the one diagnosed with Alzheimer's. ...more
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Ask These before Hiring a Caregiver

Family caregivers must know how to hire a care agency and a private caregiver. After learning the questions to ask, you must research the ratings and data created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. It’s designed to keep your loved ones safe.  States do not require home care agencies to obtain a license or a certificate. But if a home care agency offers nursing care, the agency has laws, regulations, and  compliance guidelines to follow. ...more
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Where Seniors Choose to Age

Senior citizens want to live at home even as they get older. And in today’s world, in-home care agencies can make it easier for an older adult to age in place. AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   ...more

Impact of Long Term Care on Career

When an aging relative needs help and care at home, life for family members become riddled with problems. Across geographical distances and family generations, sons, daughters, and even grandchildren learn the hardship of rearranging schedules and responsibilities.Elder care consumes much of their time and energy. ...more

Understanding Long-Term Care

When families face the challenge of learning the differences in nursing home care and assisted living facilities, it can be confusing. There's a simple way to filter through what your loved one may need.  The major difference between the two is the level of care a resident will receive. Nursing homes offer medical and care by nurses, and even by physicians. It's very similar to a hospital. ...more

Estate Planning for Your Pet

Aging adults have pets for companionship. Having a pet carries responsibility too. It’s important that you plan for their care should you fall ill or pass away. The pet may feel like family to you but don’t assume family members will feel the same as you do about Spot.  Have a plan in place for Spot so that the family does not have the added burden of making plans for the care of him.1. Get all the pet’s information together for easy access. This would include health issues, the vet’s information, a list of special care the pet requires, and specifics on their routine....more

Dealing with the Stigma of Alzheimer's

When diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, older seniors not only deal with the disease but the social stigma that is attached. Those diagnosed feel there is no place in society for them. The negativity that comes with the diagnosis of the can be unbearable. Alzheimer’s affects millions of aging each year. The following list contains some important information on negativity and the disease.1. People who are not affected by Alzheimer’s do not understand the disease. They have misperceptions that cause them to react in a negative manner towards those diagnosed....more

Why Halloween is Unsafe for Diabetics

Halloween is a challenging time for people living with diabetes. If you have a sweet tooth, it may be hard to resist dipping into the candy jar. However, diabetics must be very careful of what they eat. Since Halloween is all about the sugar and sweets, you need to have a lot of will power to avoid the increase of sugar. The following list contains important information on diabetes.1. Ingesting too much sugar could produce serious health conditions and even death....more