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Long Term Care Insurance. Considerations?

The news isn’t good. According to some experts, long-term care insurance, around in various forms since the 1970s, is too risky and too expensive for most people. But there are even more sobering facts. By 2020, one in every six Americans will be 65 or older, and by 2021, nursing home populations are expected to mushroom, since the oldest more →

Some Nutritional Factors relating to Elder Safety

A common nutritional problem that can affect care recipients in poor health is cachexia-anorexia and it especially involves those in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, Cancer and AIDS. Cachexia-anorexia is a syndrome in which progressive and involuntary weight loss occurs. The people with this disorder are “wasting-away” from the lack of vitamins and nutrients and as a caregiver; this can more →

Some Practical Matters to Consider Regarding Senior Safety

If you are caring for an elderly loved one at home, you should make them as comfortable and safe as possible. This can reduce stress for you, as well as, your loved-one. The more secure your loved-one feels, the less the likelihood of them becoming confused, aggressive, or agitated. There are simple, little changes you can make to ensure more →

Medical Alarms an Attempt to be Objective

How do PERS Systems (Medical Alert System) work in general? How it works is quite simple, involving only three components: a small radio transmitter (a light-weight, battery-powered “help” button that can be carried on a belt or in a pocket, or worn by the user on a chain around the neck or on a wrist band); a console connecting more →

Medication Management Tips

Statistics: 1.8 billion prescription medications dispensed annually in U.S. Nearly 75% of Americans do not take their medications as prescribed Causes 125,000 deaths per year Accounts for 10% of all hospital admissions Direct result of 23% of new admissions to assisted living-type facilities Costs US health care system about $290 billion per year 297

About Caring for Elderly Parents - When a Medical Alert Device Makes Sense

The aging process can be difficult for families. Children must watch as their elderly parents lose the ability to care for themselves and accomplish everyday tasks. While some elderly individuals can accept the limitations of age, others fiercely attempt to cling to their independence. It seems inevitable, however, that one day the parent will become the child and the more →

Senior Safety Ideas For at Risk Elders

Safety in the home is paramount, regardless of age or disability. However, there are specific senior safety features and medical alert type of systems that are geared toward senior citizens. Physical therapists recommend that senior citizens, have certain safety features installed in the home. 292

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