World AIDS Day was on Dec 1st, so we’re taking some time this week to share some great information about Age & HIV/AIDS.
Posts Categorized: Senior Care Concerns
The holiday season is suppose to be “Merry & Bright”… but for some of us – the holiday season is something we dread rather than something that brings us delight. After all your friends & family are gone… what then? The holiday season can be especially hard on those of us who have lost our […]
September is Healthy Aging Month: Celebrate the Positive Aspects of Age September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Now in its second decade, Healthy Aging Month seeks to provide inspiration and practical ideas for older adults, ages 50-plus, to improve their […]
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, so we thought we’d share some of the great Alzheimer’s awareness information & dementia educational materials available about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia: Can we reduce the risk? The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2014 is ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?‘, focusing on ways we […]
The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently reported that 32% of Medicare beneficiaries who went to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and spent an average of 15.5 days in the SNF in August 2011 experienced an adverse event or other harm (Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries, OEI-06-11-00370 (Feb. […]
A past study by the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) reveals that almost fifty million Americans have served as an unpaid caregiver to an adult, often a parent. Sixty-six percent report that another unpaid caregiver helps with the role. Sharing caregiving responsibilities with siblings or other family members can alleviate the demands of assisting a loved one, but agreeing on who does what, […]
Have you ever asked yourself what you should do when caring for your loved one seems impossible? If you are like me, I’ve found myself looking on the internet, trying to find a business or a person who could help me figure out what to do. I understand that it is a maze of choices […]