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Fire Protection for Seniors and Family Caregivers

February 19, 2013

Older adults are at a greater risk of being injured in a fire. They may be less able to take the necessary quick action in a fire emergency. They may be taking medications that affect their ability to make decisions. Memory loss may be a factor. And seniors are more likely to be alone when…

Top Ten Things to Discuss With Your Senior Parents

February 16, 2013

Top Ten Things to Discuss With Your Senior Parents As you were growing up, your parents probably sat you down plenty of times for “a talk.” Is it time to reverse the process? Discussing important and very private issues with loved ones who are growing older can be a challenge. Studies show that few families…

The Top Five Things to Consider When Choosing Your Home Healthcare Provider

February 8, 2013

Choosing a home healthcare provider, more often than not, is not a topic that is always discussed with your family and loved ones prior to the need for one. While one’s initial instinct might be to choose the first name that appears when you Google “in home care,” like all other good decisions, it is best to do your homework.

The difference between Medicare and Medicaid

February 1, 2013

The difference between Medicare and Medicaid Our clients are often confused between the differences of Medicaid and Medicare. They do not know what they offer or how navigate through the two systems. CarePlanners has been a great resource in helping our clients navigate through the health care system. They have been an affordable wealth of…

The 5 Stages Of Parkinson’s Disease

January 16, 2013

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system. A patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease will experience a loss of certain mental capabilities. The disease is categorized as a movement disorder; it affects the substantia nigra, the part of the brain that controls movement and muscle coordination. The nerve cells in…

Alzheimer’s Care Warning Signs

January 12, 2013

Some change in memory is normal as we grow older, but the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are more than simple lapses in memory. People with Alzheimer’s experience difficulties communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning — problems severe enough to have an impact on an individual’s work, social activities and family life. The Alzheimer’s Association has developed a checklist…

"Dying with Debt"

December 17, 2012

At some point in our lives we may ask ourselves: “If I die and have debt, who or what will be responsible for paying back those I owe?” The laws regarding debt after death are defined by each state so there isn’t a single answer to the question above for everyone. On most occasions, the…

Avoiding Charity Scams around the holidays

December 14, 2012

  For many of us, along with exchanging gifts and celebrating traditions, the holidays are a time to feel the spirit of giving by sharing with the less fortunate. This year especially, the need is great and there are many fine organizations that can help ensure our gifts of money or goods get to those…

How to Communicate with Your loved one’s Caregiver

November 16, 2012

When you have a professional caregiver assisting your aging parent at home, communication is key. After all, your parent is one of the most important people in your life. Leaving him or her in someone else’s care can be stressful. So how do you make sure your parent is getting the care he or she…

Recognizing the Need for outside Help in Caregiving

June 26, 2012

Recognizing the Need for outside Help in Caregiving Caregivers often don’t recognize when they are in over their heads, and often get to a breaking point. After a prolonged period of time, caregiving can become too difficult to endure any longer. Short-term the caregiver can handle it. Long-term, help is needed.  Outside help at this…

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