Top Ten 2009 EldercareABC Posts by Janice Wallace

  1. caregiving, elderly help, Janice Wallace, Addressing Elder Law Issues with Your Parent
    Thanks goodness, my mom and dad had the foresight to consider legal issues such as a will, living trust and financial and healthcare powers of attorney, earlier in life.   When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and could no longer manage her financial affairs, my dad served as her agent.

  2. Elderly Help:Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity
    In a previous post, I discussed things to consider before providing parent care in your home.  Providing parent care in your home may reduce parent care, senior careprivacy for you and your parent.  Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) is a solution to increase privacy.
  3. PACE programs: An Important Senior Care ResourceProgram for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides the comprehensive elder care that frail seniors need without placing them in a Pace, nursing home, caregiver, elder care, senior carenursing home. When a person has run out of money to pay for elder care, he will likely apply for Medicaid to pay long term care costs.
  4. Why Parent Care is not Child Care
    Most of us find it difficult to know when to step in and provide parent care.  We are used to seeing our parents as capable.  It can come as rude shock the first time we realize that they are vulnerable and need our help.

  5. The Role of Hospice in Elder Healthcare
    I had to face that my mother was dying. If I had known how hospice would transform our relationship with the elder health care system, I  would have acted sooner.

    Hospice introduced us to a more compassionate way of dealing with my aging parent.

  6. Eldercare Surgery and Recovery Tips
    Mary has been recovering from an elder health care crisis of open heart surgery and a bumpy recovery.
  7. Memory and Independent Living
    A healthy brain and good memory are the keys to independent living as we age. As the daughter of an Alzheimer’s disease victim, every memory lapse I experience makes me worry. As the daughter of an Alzheimer’s disease victim, every memory lapse I experience makes me worry.  I wonder is this the first sign that I will get AD too.
  8. Senior Care Help for Aging Veterans
    Mary heard about a possible Veterans benefit that might help her mother who was the widow of a WWII veteran.
  9. The Elder Care Leap of Faith
    When it was time to help my parents with their elder care needs, I didn’t hesitate, I jumped in.
  10. Caregiving and communicating through dementia
    Caregiving and communicating when your parent has dementia can be challenging.

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  2. Ron
    I especially liked the blog regarding Hospice Care. As we all know, there are care options available for end-of-life care, but sometimes we don't know where to find these services and resources. Having one place for all of your geriatric care needs can help you when preparing for a loved ones living arrangements. Visit: to find Geriatric Care services, share what you find with other family members using the Workspace, and calculate finances using the Financial Calculator.