Category 'Paying for Eldercare'

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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U.S. Department of Labor Survey; Eye Care Myths

Happy Labor Day! Interesting news from the U.S. Department of Labor: For the first time ever, the annual American Time Use Survey examined the many hours of unpaid work performed by family caregivers who provide care for elderly loved ones. The report is full of intriguing statistics.

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The Medicare Learning Network®

This free online network is a registered trademark of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to educate people on topics such as provider enrollment, preventative services, claims processing and payment policies.

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The Medicare Learning Network®

The Medicare Learning Network is now available to help answer questions, explain policy changes and distribute information about Medicare and Medicaid.

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Family Discussions on Caring for Aging Relatives

Right at Home, a leading provider of in-home companion and personal care to senior citizens and disabled adults, provides expertise and resources to help plan for an aging loved one’s comprehensive needs. The following is a list of topics and questions to address with an elderly loved one(s):

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