Tag Archives: eldercare

Hospital Stays and Your Elderly Parent

by  Jennifer Kazmaier If you are caring for an aging parent you have likely had an encounter with the hospital. The hospital offers essential healthcare services to diagnose and treat serious illness and injury, however once the presenting problem is dealt with, rehabilitation and recovery happens outside of the hospital, often in your own home.…
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Father’s Day: A Gift of Heartfelt Thoughts

 Blog by Joy Loverde Call me a daddy’s girl. My father died over fifteen years ago and I still grieve his loss. He was a “character” and someone you never forgot once you met him. He had many friends and they tell me they miss him every bit as much as I do. With Father’s…
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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 states also require adult…
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Doctor Visits With Our Senior Parents Are Beneficial to All

by Kaye Swain When our kids are little, trips together to the doctor are quite commonplace. Heading to the doctor's office alone is one of those special growing up moments most will take in their late teens. Time passes, and then many of us experience another bittersweet moment. We are once again involved in accompanying…
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Elder Care: Prioritize Help

by: Marion Somers Caregiving can often feel like a lot to take on, but it is important to prioritize help. The first thing you must do is figure out exactly what kind of help you need. Often, your elder's needs (as well as your own) can be met by tapping into your network of family…
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How to Find a Job in Elderly Care

By William G. Paven, PHR The desire to care for those who can't care for themselves is an admirable one. If you’ve ever wanted to enter into elderly care as a profession, and you’re the nurturing type, you’re in luck. Many elderly care jobs are available today. In order to embark on such a career,…
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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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