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Allison Warner, Owner, AM Warner Insurance is just the specialist with whom you may want to speak. Allison prides herself in offering the best service and products possible to her clients. Visit Allison's website today for futher information or to contact her.
For more than 30 years, GuardiaCare has been dedicated to "promoting and supporting independent and stable lives for persons at physical and financial risk. Please check out their website for more information on services and programs.
Alzheimer disease could be from mild, moderate, moderately severe and severe Alzheimer's disease or explained as stages falling in general division of early-stage, mid-stage and late-stage categories. Experts have made a basic framework, stating the development of Alzheimer disease in its stage pattern of development. This framework is based on a system developed by Barry Reisberg, M.D., Clinical Director of the New York University School of Medicine's Silberstein Aging and Dementia Research Center.
Many people become anxious about developing memory impairments as they transition into being senior citizens and begin to worry that forgetting details is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Confusion and loss of memory were thought to be inevitable parts of aging in the past, but we now know that people can still be able and alert despite aging. Senior citizens and those responsible for providing their elder care should be aware of these changes in memory and work to prevent, identify, and treat them.
A majority of men and women from the ages of 55-74 report they are satisfied with their lives and are currently in good health. While periods of depression may occur among seniors, it is important to remember that it is not a normal part of aging.
We're proud to offer our new Adult Caregiving Guide.
Call 2-1-1 to connect with senior support services, is an introduction of a “one-stop-shop phone number” that connects elders to people who can answer their questions about support services such as food banks, adult day cares, rental and utility assistance, home maker services and respite care.
Today many family members live far away from each other, making it more difficult to monitor the condition and care of elderly relatives. Sometimes family members are not even aware of the needs of the elderly relatives or the current condition of their care. For all of these reasons, it is important to have seniors take proactive steps ahead of time to minimize the chances of guardianship proceedings or custody battles later.
Research Update for the Alzheimer's research and treatment community.
One of the challenging aspects to taking a loved one home from the hospital or nursing home is making the transition back home again. Regardless of how many times you do it, it's never easy. And, no matter how in tune we think we are with regard to senior care and elderly care issues, there are always many issues we may need to address. This article is a great resource for any family member who is transitioning a loved one home.
GuardiaCare in Louisville, Kentucky has availability for senior care in the Adult Day Care Center. The hours of operations are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. For 40 years, GuardiaCare has been dedicated to “promoting and supporting independent and stable lives for persons at physical and financial risk." The center is staffed with qualified nursing personnel.
Costs for the daycare services are calculated on a sliding scale. Medicaid is accepted. GuardiaCare will assist with qualifying for Medicaid. They will also help arrange for transportation if needed. For more information, call 585-9949 or visit www.guardiacare.org.
Find tools, worksheets and tips on how to plan, prepare and succeed as a caregiver.
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Check out this free step-by-step guide to help assess care needs when considering the aging in place option.
As a family caregiver trying to do your best to help your aging loved one while also juggling your job, family and many other commitments, you’re probably looking for all the support you can get. Check out each of these blog referrals for a wealth of resourceful caregiver information …
Our latest Right at Home Caring e-newsletter is now available.
Medicare.gov provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new, and how to find Medicare plans, facilities, or providers.
Here is a great link for caregivers who take care of individuals who are sick. This linke provides great information on how to not get sick while taking care of someone else who is.
The Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation (H.E.L.P.) is a nonprofit resource dedicated to “empowering seniors, their families and caregivers to make better choices.” The organization strives to offer informative resources about elder care, law, finances and consumer protection
Right at Home uses Caring.Com as one of it's most trusted resources for aging adult, senior care and caregivers issues. Check it out.
The Parkinson's Support Center publishes an on-line calendar. Check out all of the events and Parkinson's resources.
Check out the many safety tips to help keep seniors safe this winter.
Many seniors suffer from slip and fall accidents at night and there are many reasons why this happens. Slip and fall accidents at night is the reason why seniors who stay indoors still end up with broken hips or head trauma and land at hospitals.
Many veterans and their spouses do nt realize the beneifts available to them from the Veteran's Administration. Here is some great information.
If you're looking for great tips to staying healthy during the senior years - from taking advantage of senior benefits to maintaining brain health to keeping sex alive to having a Q & A session with an expert, Everydayhealth.com is a great resource.
The newletter from the Parkinson's Support Center of Kentuckiana is an awesome senior care resource. They offer support groups and training, on-line and printed materials, and workshops that help caregivers understand things like how to properly deal with medications to the differences between levodopa and carbidopa to how to reduce stress for the caregivers. Check out this great newsletter.
Every year, about 700,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Here are some great tips to help you help your loved one.
The New York Post offers great recommendations for aging adults and seniors regarding strengthening their muscles and staying healthy. Each decade, older adults lose about 3 percent of their lean body mass, mostly muscle, according to Dr. David Heber, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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If you're like most folks, you have your doubts about retiring. On one hand you may be elated. On the other hand, you may be a bit frustrated because you have no idea what the future entails. We'll, we're here to tell you that shifting gears from a working professional to a successful retiree can be easy. Please check out this valuable link to learn about redefining yourself for retirement . . . plus many more valuable tips.
A long-term care facility with licensed nursing facility beds, and licensed personal care beds. Nazareth Home provides three levels of care: Personal, Intermediate, and Skilled. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
We all know an older person with osteoporosis -- it's one of the most common problems of aging, striking more than half of all adults over age 50. And we all hope osteoporosis doesn't happen to us, since weak bones can lead to fractures, and fractures, in turn, lead to all sorts of scary consequences.
Welcome to the Virtual Library at the Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library.
We're here to help you get answers to your questions and to dig deeply into topics that are important to you. The Green-Field Library is the nation's largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Our expert library staff fulfills thousands of inquiries each year, serving a variety of audiences.
The aging process in inevitable. We can go along quietly with that process and possibly become someone we would prefer not to be as we age. Or we can do something about slowing the aging process and live as full as possible in our older years.
We get lots of wake-up calls that we're getting older. Suddenly we can't make it up the hill without stopping for breath, or we misplace the keys -- or acquaintances' names -- more often. But no whining; there's also lots we can do to slow the aging process.
Since 1996, Mr. Larry Weiss has been helping clients in Southern Indiana and Kentucky with financial planning and asset protection. Elder Advisers provides personal, one-on-one financial advice and guidance to seniors and their families, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family.
Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries (FCHUM) is a not-for-profit social service agency founded in 1988 by 10 local churches in the Louisville, Kentucky area. A group of representatives from 10 different churches met and made a commitment to move beyond their denominational ties to work together to meet the needs of our community. Today, FCHUM is supported by area churches representing a large cross-section of different denominations working together who help make many significant contributions within the community on a daily basis.