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

Does Medicare Pay for Memory Care?

Medicare and Memory Care

There may be some confusion as to what Medicare covers and what they don’t cover for those in Memory Care. There may be even more confusion as to what Medicare covers and what Medicaid covers. In this blog post, we will discuss, specifically, what Medicare will pay for. In a separate blog, we will discuss … 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

Risks of Eating Alone at Home

Eating Alone

A diet consisting of cream and sugar sounds yummy, but as you can guess, isn’t nutritionally sound and won’t sustain you throughout the day. That’s exactly what my grandma would put on most everything. Cream and sugar on her cereal, pancakes, potatoes, etc. The list goes on and on. Not everyone is like my grandma … Read more

Engagement for Seniors with Dementia

Seniors on Bikes

What’s the weather like today? Are you coming home soon? How many kids do you have now? Is it nice outside? When are you coming home? You have two boys and one girl? For those with Dementia, if they are not actively engaged in a conversation or activity, and depending on their level of Dementia, … 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