Transitional Care

Elderly woman in wheelchair with nurse at homeIf you’re in and out of the hospital on a regular basis, you know about transitional care. But do you know how to make the process a more positive experience with a decreased likelihood of rehospitalization? The Transitional Care Model can help.

How to Have Happy Holidays

elderly parents with adult son at ChristmasIt can be difficult to enjoy the holidays when a family member is elderly or disabled. What is deemed the “happiest time of the year” by many can bring extra stress to parents of disabled children and adults, along with adult children of elderly. Here are 7 tips to keep the holidays happy for everyone in your family.

Senior Volunteer Programs

seniors volunteeringAs you age, you may have a feeling of emptiness where a job once was. Now that you are retired and have more free time, you may be wondering how to fill this gap. Volunteering in your community can help others while also helping yourself.

Should you Downsize?

Senior Woman Standing Outside HouseYou’ve been on your own for awhile now, and your house has more space than you could ever use. Some rooms sit for days or weeks without use, and pieces of furniture get dusty from lack of use. You don’t want to move, but it seems like you should. Here are some tips to help you know if it’s time to downsize.

Cold Weather Safety

elder couple in winterThe winter months can bring many extra dangers to the elderly. Here are some of the most common dangers to affect the elderly and how to help ensure safety.

Cancer in Elderly

elderly man in hospitalAs your parents age, you worry about the diseases and illnesses they might be diagnosed with. Your mom goes to a doctor appointment and just like that, she’s diagnosed with cancer. The doctor describes the treatment options, but how will your family decide what to do next?

Adult Protective Services

Care Worker Mistreating Elderly ManYou’re worried about an elderly loved one. Your dad hasn’t seemed himself lately, and you’re afraid he could be neglecting himself. If you know a senior or disabled adult who is experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or exploitation, adult protective services can help.

Medicaid v. Medicare: What’s the Difference?

senior couple with paperworkYour loved one needs help paying for their medical bills. You know Medicaid and Medicare are government insurance programs, but what is the difference? You aren’t sure if you or your loved one will qualify or what the insurance will cover once qualified.

Effects of Long Term Care Choices

Happy elderly man at homeOnce an illness or accident causes and individual to require long term care, health and life expectancy dramatically decrease. But could your choice of care effect health and life expectancy even more?

Technology for Aging in Place

elderly couple video chatting with their adult daughterThe majority of elderly individuals want to stay in their homes as they age. It can be difficult for adult children to feel comfortable with their parents living alone and the possibility of their becoming injured or falling ill unnoticed. There are many types of technology that can assist elderly individuals to remain safe in their own homes throughout the aging process.

Cost of Care Options

elderly and caregiver handsWhen beginning the long term care process with your elderly parents, you may be wondering what care option fits into your parents’ budget.

Staying Involved in the Care Process

adult children spending time with elderly parentsOnce your parents have settled into their regular care process, you may wonder where you fit in and how you can stay involved in their care. There are several ways to stay involved in and help your parents in their care process.

Healthy Aging

happy and healthy elderly coupleWhen it comes to aging, there are several things you can do to stay healthy throughout the process. Talk to your healthcare professional about ways you can prevent illness and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Disability Camps

disabled child at campIf you have a disabled child, you may worry that they aren’t having normal childhood experiences. One of the many disability camps across America can help your child have a home away from home experience.