Category 'Paying for Eldercare'

Falls Are No. 1 Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries; Dementia Care Costs More Than Cancer and Heart Disease

These and other stories are in the September edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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How to effectively deal with regressing family members to make Parent caregiving decisions

When the whole family comes together to discuss the future of the parent’s care, it’s unlikely that everyone will be blissfully happy and cooperative like the families you see in television advertisements. Follow these tips to work towards the best possible outcome for your loved one.

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Keep Seniors Safe With Home Modifications

The floors are too slick, and the stairs are too many. Most homes in America are not designed to accommodate the needs of people age 65 and older.

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Geriatric Care Managers Help Families With Caring for Loved Ones

The care manager is the central link between the senior’s family and friends, primary physician, healthcare facilities, home care agency, pharmacy, attorney and any other facet of the client’s care.

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Senior-Youth Relationships Provide Social, Emotional and Physical Benefits

In schools where older adults regularly volunteer in classrooms, the children actually score higher in reading. In a program with elderly Alzheimer’s patients, those who participated together with college students in exercise sessions experienced a mood boost and held steady in cognitive decline.

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Right at Home Honors Family Caregivers in November

National Family Caregivers Month recognizes the nearly 66 million family caregivers across the United States throughout November.

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Emergency Rooms Just for Seniors

With both the upsurge of older Americans and costs of healthcare, plus competition from urgent-care facilities and after-hour clinics that charge less, many hospitals are now designing entire geriatric emergency rooms.

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Treating Dementia Costs More Than Treating Cancer, Study Says

New research on the financial burden of dementia for Americans reveals that dementia care costs are at least as high as heart disease or cancer care costs and perhaps higher.

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Elder Care Mediation

Fortunately, many families who reach an impasse with elder care decisions are now turning to elder care mediation to help resolve disputes and preserve family relationships. A mediator is a third-party professional trained in conflict resolution, such as a mediation specialist, attorney or therapist. A mediator helps diffuse the clash and guides families through a process of finding common ground and respectful solutions to the difficult issues of caring for an aging relative.

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Preventative Care Services

Statistics show that less than half of seniors are current with clinical preventative services even though a number of preventative services are covered under Medicare and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

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