Age-related declines in vision, physical health, and cognitive ability can make it more difficult to drive. It is not a matter of age alone, since many of us are at different physical and cognitive stages than someone else the exact same age. If you think you may be experiencing difficulties due to age-related matters, such […]
There are currently more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is poised to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Caring for Alzheimer’s, the country’s most expensive disease, costs our nation $214 billion annually with projections to reach $1.2 trillion a year by 2050. Yet today, for every […]
Judy, age 80, had been her husband John’s caregiver for the past 10 years; ever since his diagnosis of dementia. Now she was starting to see her own health fail as a he began getting agitated in the evenings and would frequently be up at all hours of the night, convinced he needed to go […]
A very close friend and her family have recently experienced a tragedy that so many other families experience every day. I asked to her to write about it to share the many valuable lessons she and her family learned…. here is what she wrote. The medical stories about people experiencing a heart attack or stroke […]
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As referral and placement professionals, we are accustomed to receiving frantic calls from families, social workers, and care managers who are working with someone in crisis who needs placement. These situations may arise when insurance no longer covers a hospital or skilled nursing room, or a loved one has reached the limits of being able […]