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Dementia & Alzheimer's

What is the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Usually considered as similar memory disorders, Dementia and Alzheimer's can be very different in terms of their definition, symptoms, causes and memory care treatments required. Alzheimer's is a popular type of Dementia that hampers memory, thought and language; it is further affected by the passing time. Whereas, Dementia is a broader term for a memory ...
Aging Loved One

PERSONAL GOALS & WISHES OF AN AGING LOVED ONE

Personal Goals & Wishes Of An Aging Loved One Whether it is to remain independent, volunteer, or give to charity, it is vital that we incorporate the personal home care plan and wishes of an aging loved one. Start by asking your loved ones which of these is important to them and spend some time elaborating and ...
The Talk

Having “THE TALK” With Mom Or Dad

Having THE TALK with Mom or Dad In many cases, our loved ones age quite gracefully and are able to remain with complete independence at quite an advanced age. In other circumstances, limitations may set in earlier. Regardless, it is recommended that family members initiate discussions with an elderly or disabled loved one to be sure ...
social-security

Social Security: What Should You Do at Age 62?

What Should You Do at Age 62? Is 62 your lucky number? If you're eligible, that's the earliest age you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits. If you decide to start collecting benefits before your full retirement age, you'll have company. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), approximately 74% of Americans elect to receive ...
concierge home care services

KNOWING YOUR MEDICARE OPTIONS

There are generally two options to access Medicare: 1) Original Medicare and 2) Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPD). There are, however, options within those options; knowledge of those options and the needs of each individual are critical to making an informed decision. Original Medicare Original Medicare consists of Part A (hospitalization) and Part B (doctors, some specialty ...
out of hospital

Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Order (OOH DNR) (Texas)

What is an OOH DNR? In Texas, the Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate program allows people to decide that they do not want to be resuscitated. The program allows people to declare that certain resuscitative measures will not be used on them. Per the state, those resuscitative measures specifically listed in the OOH DNR legislation are cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), ...
Family Caregiver

What problems do FAMILY caregivers face when taking care of a loved one?

Family caregivers have arguably one of the toughest jobs, a job which often might turn out to be thankless. Majority of family caregivers do not receive any form of compensation for their services and have to put up with a lot of sacrifices in terms of their personal space, time and even livelihood. Here are ...
long term acute care

Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC)

What is LTAC? A long-term acute care facility is a specialty-care hospital, which is designed for patients with serious medical problems requiring intense, special treatment for an extended period of time usually 20 to 30 days. LTACs offer more individualized and resource-intensive care than a skilled nursing facility, nursing home or acute rehabilitation facility. Patients are typically ...
Personal Care Assistants

Assisted Living Facility and Personal Home Care features and differences

When it comes to elderly care, Assisted Living and Personal Home Care are used interchangeably. While the primary motive and the basic tenets of the two services are the same, there are some crucial differences that set these two services apart. Depending on the individual requirement of an older adult, one can choose between either ...
Long Term Care

Long Term Care Insurance (LTC)

What is LTC? LTC is an insurance that helps to cover the cost of long-term care beyond a predetermined period. It usually covers care for an individual what regular health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid do not cover. LTC takes effect when you are unable to perform the basic tasks of activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs ...

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