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The Probate Nation Interview on the Role of a Care Manager

During an interview with The Probate Nation, Stephanie Thomopoulos, President of GeriatriCare® Management, Inc. provided an overview of the role of the Care Manager in a caring for an aging adult, the need for and importance of a Care Management Plan, who are Care Managers, what does it cost to hire a Care Manager, and much more. Follow this… Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms And Management

Alzheimer’s disease is referred to as a progressive mental deterioration that can happen in middle of old age, primarily because of generalized degeneration of the brain. It stands as the most common cause of premature senility. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, according to Alzheimer’s Society. As per the publication, the word dementia… Read More

Caring for the Emotional Health of Hospice Families

Caring for the Emotional Health of Hospice Families Many families today take advantage of hospice services to provide supportive care when a loved one is near the end of life. Hospices serve many thousands of patients each year, and provide high-quality cost-effective, compassionate care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice team, which may include… Read More

Senior Driving Safety

December 5–9, 2016 Is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week The holidays are a time when many families visit elderly parents, grandparents and other loved ones. That’s why December is the month when families are most likely to realize that Mom and Dad might not be safe behind the wheel. There might be some new dents… Read More

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month November is American Diabetes Month, and it’s also the month when we are urged to learn more about a common cause of vision loss. Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, sponsored by Prevent Blindness (www.preventblindness.org), is an opportunity to educate the public about diabetic retinopathy, which robs the sight… Read More

How dementia makes it harder to offer end-of-life comfort

How dementia makes it harder to offer end-of-life comfort   Pauline Finster, who barely speaks anymore, is receiving hospice care at an assisted-living facility. Meanwhile, gangrene is spreading across her right foot. (Francis Ying/Kaiser Health News) By Rachel Bluth September 4 Dementia took over Pauline Finster’s 91-year-old mind long ago, and she may die without… Read More

Alzheimer Spouses Benefit from Counseling and Support

Alzheimer Spouses Benefit from Counseling and Support November is Family Caregivers Month. Sponsored by the Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association), this event is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers who do so much for their loved ones. This year’s theme, “Take Care to Give Care,” reminds us that caregiving… Read More

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Connected

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Connected As we age, our ability to maintain social relationships may wane. Friends and loved ones pass away, health issues may isolate us, and physical limitations may make it difficult to go out and meet people. But socializing remains important. Not only does it help us feel connected and alive, but… Read More

Mom, You Forgot to Pay the Gas Bill

“Mom, You Forgot to Pay the Gas Bill….” An expert says a decline in financial management skills might be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, and family may need to step in. What’s the most challenging topic to discuss with older loved ones? Family caregivers often name end-of-life wishes, driving safety and incontinence as tough-to-talk-about… Read More

Canine Caregivers Bring Joy to Housebound Seniors

Canine Caregivers Bring Joy to Housebound Seniors These special therapy dogs match with seniors for years at a time, visiting them in their homes on a regular basis. Cherese Cobb  |  Jul 28th 2016 Baby Boomers — those born in the late 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s — make up one-third of the U.S. population. Every nine seconds an… Read More

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