Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening disease, emotionally, physically and financially – bringing a looming threat of major medical bills for around-the-clock specialty care that can’t be ignored. Many assume that Medicare will cover the expense, but like most insurance plans, it’s not intended to handle long-term care, or any kind of chronic condition that requires [...]
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For those with Alzheimer’s disease, there comes a point when caregiving services are no longer enough. As their condition deteriorates, the need for care progresses beyond the simpler tasks of daily living. Click here to learn about the seven stages of dementia’s progression. Family caregivers can’t provide the around-the-clock supervision needed, and find their loved [...]
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Our grandparents rarely thought about assisted living. Options were few, costs of care were low, insurance was less restrictive, and loved ones expected to eventually become caregivers. It was normal to rely on family. It was a different time. Today’s care environment looks nothing like the past. Costs─and expectations─have changed. In 2017, the cost of [...]
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Falls aren’t just painful; they’re scary, too. Then, before we know it, our shaken confidence and fear of falling starts to change our lifestyle. Less gardening, less shopping, less movement. Before we know it, that new “lifestyle of less” snowballs into decline. The reduced amount of activity and mobility leads to muscle weakness and more [...]
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