Tag Archives: elder care

Need Senior Housing? Who you gonna call?

By Joy Loverde Lately there’s been a lot of controversy regarding senior-housing referral websites and financial kickbacks through high-commissioned care providers' communities.  When Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Assisted-living Communities, and Nursing Homes pay web owners to send prospective residents their way, it begs an answer to the question, how much can you trust people who…
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Are you on the hook for Mom’s nursing-home bill?

Blog by Joy Loverde Background: A judge ruled May 7, 2012 that a Pennsylvania nursing home could collect an unpaid bill of $92,943 from the son of a patient who received care from September 2007 through March 2008. Everyone knows that parents have an obligation to support their children. But, did you know that many…
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Bathtime Safety Tips for Helping Our Aging Parents

by Kaye Swain Caring for aging parents and looking for tips on helping them take baths? I have a few for you, starting with the recommendation of a wonderful resource book - Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants. Even if you never plan on taking the class or working as a nursing assistant, this…
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Daily Dealings With Alzheimer’s

by Daniel Domer If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know that conversation and other daily activities can be a challenge.  Some days are better than others, but life is simply different.  Recognizing that and making adjustments will make the road ahead smoother for both of you. If you’re the caregiver,…
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Treat Gently, This Gentle Man by Patti R. Albaugh

Patti R. Albaugh is the author of Treat Gently, This Gentle Man, a collection of essays and prayers that describes the journey she took alongside her father in his last year of life. She would like to share this resource at nominal cost to those who are involved with eldercare. Many people have told her…
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Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors & Caregivers

By George Williams [caption id="attachment_6998" align="alignleft" width="234" caption="Taken from http://tinyurl.com/6fym93f"][/caption] The number-one cause of death due to injury in the home is falling; and falls on stairs are the incidents that most often prove fatal. Due to declining strength and dexterity, falls are all too common among seniors. As a result, fall prevention is a…
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EldercareABC Blog Carnival – September 7, 2011

Welcome to the August 31, 2011 edition of EldercareABC Blog Carnival. Housing Slump Making Seniors Postpone Eldercare Moves ...One way to pay for eldercare is to sell your home. But in this market, it's easier said than done, and that's impacting when seniors are able to move to assisted living communities and nursing homes, reports…
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Potassium Deficiency in the Elderly

by: Kum Martin Deficiency of potassium is medically referred to as hypokalemia. In this condition, the blood contains low potassium levels. This can lead to several health issues as potassium is important for proper working nervous system, regulating the working of the heart and facilitating the movement of muscles. (more…)
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Chair Exercises for Seniors

by: Kum Martin As one ages, the metabolic rate of the body decreases. So, to keep muscles and joints working, one must follow certain routine exercise schedule. These exercises need not be very difficult involving whole lot of strength and energy. Simple exercises such as hands and leg movement carried out while sitting in chair…
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