Medicaid, What Does It Cover?

Medicaid

What is Medicaid?   Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, like nursing home care and personal care services. The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as a “government insurance program for … Read more

Dangers of Elderly Depression

Elderly Depression

Depression comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn’t hold itself to one particular age in general. However, knowing the signs and symptoms of depression along with the dangers associated with depression can impact how you handle it and know which precautions you can put into place before it becomes dangerous to your aging loved … Read more

Keep Aging Parents Homes Safe

Keep Aging Parents Safe

You may have grown up in a house and think there can’t be too many things wrong with this place you love, right? That’s not entirely true. Just like our bodies, our houses need care and maintenance to be considered safe, especially if aging parents still live in that house. Maybe your parents have moved … Read more

Top Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory Loss

The first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease vary from person to person. For those with late-onset Alzheimer’s, the disease first begins to show signs in their mid-60s. For those with early-onset Alzheimer’s, symptoms typically appear any time between their mid-30s to mid-60s. What are some of the signs and symptoms we can begin looking for with … Read more

Music Therapy in Dementia Patients

Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato. Music is everywhere and in some cases it’s attached to everything inside us. For others, it’s sound that travels around the room and is nice to listen to every once in a while. For … Read more

Services Offered Within Assisted Living

Services within assisted living

Making a transition from your home to assisted living is a monumental change for anyone and while it may be the best decision for everyone involved, there still may be questions about what services are offered for your loved one. Although every state and facility is different, the level of care and services offered should … Read more

Dealing with Sundowners for Caregivers

Sundowning

You either know what Sundowning is or you don’t. For those caregivers having to deal with it, they know all too well what this neurological behavior is like.  For those that don’t know what Sundowning or sundown syndrome is, let’s define it. Wikipedia defines Sundowning as a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in … Read more

How to Settle Into Assisted Living

Settle into Assisted Living

This is a brand new era in your life, which can be exciting and maybe even a little nerve-wrecking. Making the transition from your home to an assisted living community is a big change. We’ve put together a few tips on how to settle into assisted living and make it your new home. Just because … Read more

Mourning the loss of friends to Dementia/Alzheimers

Memory Loss

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are two separate diseases that both demand the loss of memory. Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and thinking skills. While Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Both Dementia and Alzheimer’s … Read more

Pet Ownership and Seniors

Benefits of Pet Ownership

Animals play a huge role in our everyday lives. They comfort us when we need a pick me up, the play with us when we need a break, they give us exercise when they need to be walked, and most importantly, they greet us with overwhelming energy when we walk through the door. But, there … Read more