Hospital experiences, planned or otherwise, can take a toll on the emotional health of patients. Whether dealing with a short overnight stint or a prolonged hospital stay, the natural instinct is for loved ones to act as medical advocates and companions. However, loved ones can’t always be there when they’re needed. Try as one might, Read More
Does Your Path lead to Dementia?
Worrying about Getting Dementia If you are a family caregiver for a parent who has Dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s not uncommon to worry, “How will I know if I have dementia?” In fact, for some caregivers, it’s a constant fear because we’ve all heard that if someone in your family is diagnosed with dementia, then Read More
Is Mom left alone too long because of your busy schedule?
Whether you care for aging parents or an elder spouse, as a caregiver, you may have to decide if it is still possible to leave an elderly person in your care alone for an hour, an afternoon or an entire day. Will they be safe? Will they wander off? Will they let strangers into the Read More
Healthy ways to manage your emotions as a family caregiver
Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of a sudden due to a crisis, taking care of a loved one with an illness or disability can stir up some complicated emotions, especially when you are caring for someone day in and day out. Not paying attention to your feelings can lead to poor sleep, Read More
Long term care insurance can benefit seniors who want to remain independent at home
Many individuals may feel uncomfortable relying on their children or family members for support, and find that long-term care insurance could help cover out-of-pocket expenses. Without long-term care insurance, the cost of providing these services may quickly deplete the savings of the individual and/or their family. Long term care insurance covers care generally NOT covered by Read More