November — Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Communities and organizations throughout the country observe National Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. November also means it's Thanksgiving time. Living with diabetes can be challenging...

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From Hospital to Home: Benefits of Home Care

One of the most significant challenges hospitals face in reducing readmission rates (when a patient is readmitted within 30 days of their discharge) is keeping their patients actively engaged in their own health, recovery, and care.   Readmission, in many...

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Cost of Long Term Care for Seniors

Cost increases for long-term elder care have moderated in recent years... but they have started to speed up again this year. According to industry research, the average increase for six types of care has risen 4.5% this year.  The average...

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Resources to Assist Complications of Family Caregiving

Learning strategies for coping with aging behaviors is important.  External resources, combined with enhanced understanding for your elderly parents will increase the likelihood that the time you spend with your parents will be meaningful, appreciated, and peaceful. But you can't...

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Medicaid Continues to Expand: Good or Bad?

Re-posting an article summary...Medicaid spending is something we should be thinking about! Millions of men, women, and children across the country rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. While the program was initially designed to support the elderly, it expanded through...

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Family Complications with Caregiving

Our elderly parents are living longer than ever — and yet, they're not necessarily in good health during those "bonus years." Modern medicine, and healthier lifestyles have had a positive effect on longer aging. But this reality has meant that,...

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Pain Awareness and Opioid Addiction

Now is a good time to discuss a problem that effects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined - pain awareness and opioid addiction. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and...

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Value of Home Care for Elderly

More seniors are reaching retirement age right now than at any other time in history.  The so-called Baby Boomer generation is now aging, and moving to retirement from the workforce.  (Baby Boomers are men and women who were born...

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Medicare Coverage for Seniors is Limited

I am re-publishing the following blog post. Not only because many seniors need to understand the limitations of Medicare, but also because I have, at times too often to count, encountered the same mis-understanding from the elderly parents when...

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Summer Heat and Senior Dehydration

Dehydration can cause issues such as low blood pressure, cognitive impairment, and urinary tract infections.  Proper hydration is vital to keeping the body regulated.  Seniors, those over age 65, are much more prone to heat related issues than other...

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