Posts by zach

When is it Time for Professional Senior Care?

  As our parents get older, it becomes our responsibility to care for them. Ideally, we want them to remain in their own homes or living with the rest of the family, but there often comes a time when that’s no longer possible. While there’s no hard and fast rule to guide us toward making this decision, there are some indications to watch for that suggest that it may be time to consider assisted living alternatives. Your Elder Loved One Needs More Intensive Care This can often be the most obvious sign that a change is needed because it represents
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Getting Family to Help with Aging Parents

The role of a family caregiver is never easy, but it’s especially difficult when they don’t get the support they need from their family members. When one sibling takes on the majority of the caregiving responsibilities, other siblings may not understand the daily challenges they face. This can damage familial relationships, at a time when everyone should be coming together in aid of their aging parents. With a little communication, however, adult siblings can come to a harmonious caregiving arrangement. Time for a Family Meeting When broaching the subject of shared caregiving responsibilities, every sibling needs to be present and
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Is Memory Care Covered by Medicare?

Did you just turn 65 or have you been receiving social security disability insurance for more than two years? Medicare is a national health insurance program tailored just for you. You’re eligible if you and your spouse paid health insurance taxes for at least 10 years while you were working. It is divided into four parts that offer basic coverage. • Part A offers hospital care • Part B provides doctors, medical procedures, and equipment • Part C covers Medical care Advantage meaning it covers a combination of A, B, and D • Part D covers a prescription drug plan.
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