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Elder-Care Index


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  1. Advocate For Senior Citizens – Protecting Against Abuse and Fraud By Barbara Mascio
    Ruth is 87 years old this year and has been living alone since 1997. She is in good health, however the daily chores around the home became increasingly difficult. Ruth turned to her church bulletin and found a ‘Home Care Company’ advertised.Ruth is not unique in the fact that she is widowed and lives alone. According to the ‘2002 A Profile of Older Americans’ published by the Administration on Aging (http://www.aoa.gov/aoa/stats/profile/4.html) 41% of women age 65 and over, are widowed and …


  2. Local Businesses Serving Seniors Prove Commitment to Quality Care By Barbara Mascio
    Good news! You no longer have to risk chance when it comes to selecting a reputable elder care service for yourself or for a loved one. Senior Approved Services has certified a select number of businesses in our area serving the elderly and disabled populations.Senior Approved Services was founded as a method to actively advocate for the right of all seniors to receive excellent quality care and most importantly, remain safe in the receiving of that care. Rather than report and warn senio…


  3. Feeling Lonely? By Renee Reeves
    Q: I hate Alzheimer's disease, not only has it robbed me of my husband, but it has taken my life too! I feel like all of my friends have disappeared. I am lonely, and that makes me feel guilty. Help!A: What you are describing is very typical for caregivers. No one seems to understand! Your world seems to get smaller and smaller as you care for your loved one.In order for you to continue caring for your husband you need to get some rest and take care of yourself, and more importantly reach out …


  4. Caring for Aging Relatives By Ryan Joseph
    It happens somewhat slowly in the beginning, maybe with a small cough that gets worse as time goes on. It might simply begin with absent mindedness which is totally out of character, followed by total memory lapses. What do we do when our parents eventually need taking care of after they have spent so much of their adult lives taking care of us? What precisely is a child’s responsibility to them? Is it self-centered to relocate them into an assisted home? And which siblings should shoulder the…


  5. Arizona Assisted Living: Resident Rights By Torey Farnsworth
    According to the Arizona Administrative Code (R9-10-710), those who reside in assisted living facilities in Arizona have certain rights. In addition to having the right to live in an environment that promotes dignity, independence, self-determination, individuality, privacy and the right of choice, the following are a few of the rights given to residents who reside in assisted living facilities:1. The right to be free from physical and chemical restraints.2. The right to privacy regarding cor…


  6. Angels Are Reaching Out to the Elderly By Sharae Taylor
    I am reminded time after time of the profound effect Angels have on people. Recently, I have been receiving many emails containing examples of how the Angels are reaching through the veils to assist the elderly. The elderly respond to Angel Paintings with a knowingness of love and illumination that comes from within them. Sometimes the reactions have been as though they are recognizing an old friend.One example was a client emailing me to let me know of the response of woman who suffered from …


  7. Using The Proper Wheelchair Will Make Your Everyday Life Easier By Scott Gray
    If you have an injury or a health problem that restricts your mobility, you can achieve the independence you desire with a wheelchair that’s just right for you. Wheelchairs are constructed for people of every size, shape, and age, and have features designed to meet the many diverse interests of users and appropriate for the various levels of assistance required. Important factors to consider when choosing a wheelchair is the type of terrain and the general weather conditions with which you h…


  8. Assisted Living Facilities – What Are They? By Alex Jensen
    Assisted Living facilities are generally for person’s 60 years of age and older. Typical candidates need assistance with “Activities of Daily Living” (ADLs), but wish to live as independently as possible. Assisted Living communities exist to bridge the gap between seniors that can live independently and skilled nursing homes.Assisted living facilities provide helpful services such as:1. Eating,2. Bathing,3. Dressing,4. Grooming,5. Laundry,6. Housekeeping,7. Assistance with medications.While Bo…


  9. Five Things To Do Before Placing Your Loved One In A Nursing Home By Deborah Uetz
    Making the decision to move a loved one to a nursing home facility is among the most difficult decisions we may ever face. If you follow the suggestions listed your chance of finding a quality placement will be increased.1) DO YOUR HOMEWORKEvery nursing home is inspected by a state agency. The inspection is very intense and comprehensive. Everything from the dietary needs of the residence to the medical care of residents is examined. The state survey MUST be available to the public. It…


  10. Review of the Changing Protein Requirements for Seniors By Jim Duffy
    Youth, it is said, is wasted on the young. Too busy figuring life they hardly take the time to enjoy it. Fortunately, with medical research and scientific progress, lifespans have doubled over the last century. We can now start life at fifty and have another go at youth. Health consciousness, appropriate diet and exercise, can make the later years of life a pleasant experience. Dietary principles play as especially important role in this regard. Compensating for the physiological changes of ag…


  11. Is Dementia Contagious? By Alfred Norwood
    All caregiving is stressful. We help caregivers reduce the stress of caring for loved ones with dementia, but we can't eliminate it. The two most common results of caregiver stress are increased illness (reduced resistance to disease) and depression.A recent study done at McGill University in Montreal found that untreated depression can lead to dementia. In other words, in some situations you can catch dementia from your loved one.Depression in caregivers is more common and long-lasting than i…


  12. Preventing an Accidental Fall - How to Reduce the Risk of Falling, Tripping and Slipping By Sharon Kirby
    The risk of having a fall and hurting ourselves increases with age. In fact, falls are responsible for approximately a third of all cases of accidental death and serious injury among people aged 65 and over. Furthermore, the likelihood of an 85-year-old person having a fall is five times that of a 65-year-old.Risk factors for falling generally fall into two categories: a person's physical environment, and state of health.So what things should you look out for if you are concerned about your ow…


  13. The Right Wheelchair Accessories Will Ease Your Life and Your Journeys on Wheels By Scott Gray
    Wheelchairs come in every shape and size with sufficient options that you can find the wheels you like to take you where you want to go with the assistance you need. To enhance the comfort and convenience of your journey, choose accessories tailored to provide the best support for your activities and your health concerns.A manual powered wheelchair is a good choice if you have reasonable upper body strength, but electric wheelchairs are preferred by people with upper body impairments. A manu…


  14. 5 Myths You Should Know Before Choosing Elder Care By Phyllis Staff, Ph.D.
    Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results. I have identified a few of the most common myths in hopes of helping you avoid some of the problems commonly found in many nursing homes.1. The Smell TestYou've heard it repeatedly: "The best way to determine the quality of care a nursing home provides is to be alert to bad odors when you visit the home."It seldom, if ev…


  15. What Most Long Term Care Professionals Don’t Know By Mike Shery
    Medicare recognizes this need and, therefore reimburses your residents to receive advanced behavioral health services… making them free to your facility!Psychologists provide a wide variety of valuable and tested clinical services that can provide a big shot in the arm to your nursing home care. For example:1. Psychotherapy is a treatment approach, which in many cases is equally, if not more, effective than drug therapies in nursing home care. Cognitive and interpersonal psychotherapies, for …


  16. What Colour was Your Great-grandmother's Hair? By Shaun Pearce
    I've just made another Photoshop video. This one is about colour tinting (or "colorizing") an old photo. You may not know this, but back in the 1800's - long before colour photography was invented - people used to hand-tint black and white photographs with coloured inks or water-colour paints, and I wanted to achieve that type of effect. Tinting monochrome prints using Photoshop is considerably less messy!The photo I decided to use was a recently restored photo of my maternal great-grandmoth…


  17. What You Need to Know About Helping Senior Citizens By Tia Arora
    IntroductionThe baby boomers is the population which haven taken birth after second world war till 1965 when there was a tremendous increase in birth rate due to the social and economic development in the USA. Now this population is going into the old age and thus bringing a burden to the nation as the country has to take care of not only the food and shelter but also the medical care. Rather medical care is in a way more important as they are prone to many diseases not only infectious because…


  18. Caregiver Burnout: Ten Coping Tips By Laura Gillson
    Whether you are an unpaid family caregiver or a professional in-home health care provider, you are most likely willing to admit you have on occasion been near the breaking point. The demands placed on a caregiver can be all at once physically exhausting and emotionally overwhelming. Unrealistic expectations piled on you from case managers, agency supervisors, your client’s family or the client him or herself can lead to workplace fatigue. When you become aware of your own feelings of anger, …


  19. The Dryer Ate Your Underwear! By Renee Reeves
    Q: My mom is in the early stages of dementia and she is also incontinent we have tried to get her to stop wearing her underpants and have her start wearing pull-up diapers, she throws the Depends out the door and puts her underpants on. Of coarse we have a lot of laundry! How should I handle this?A: This one should be fairly easy to solve. You have a few options actually! And hopefully you won't have to try them all!First, you should take all of the regular underwear away, and replace them wit…


  20. Introducing the Best Available Long Term Care Policy Guarantee By Don Adams
    If you're 60 to 70 years old ... or have a family member who is ... then what you are about to discover could help prevent the complete erosion of your estate.In fact, it's probably the most important asset you could ever own. Let me explain why.For over 24 years, I have helped hundreds of individuals understand and implement money saving ideas. From the birth of an innocent newborn to the demise of a crafty senior I've witnessed families in every financial situation imaginable.As my clients…


  21. Communication, the Gifts and Challenges By Deborah Uetz
    The give and take of good conversation is a joy. We can be introduced to a total stranger and develop a friendship within minutes if the conversation is open and honest. The friendships formed through the writing of this book were cemented before we ever met each other merely through the process of the writing and with communication that doesn’t require a face to face encounter. When your loved one becomes ill with a disease such as Alzheimer’s, one of the first things you may notice is …


  22. Short Trips Can Stimulate Alzheimer's Patients By Phyllis Staff, Ph.D.
    Severe degradation of short-term memory means that my father, an Alzheimer's elder, is seldom interested in movies or books. And, although music used to be a source of enjoyment, he no longer listens with pleasure. Left to his own devices, he sits. . .and sits. . .and sits unless he's sleeping. What to do?We've found that visually stimulating events often perk our Alzheimer's elder right up. So we've added weekly, sometimes daily, trips, preferably four hours or less in duration, to his routin…


  23. Caregiving Across The Miles—Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving By Torey Farnsworth
    Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one. The following are a few helpful tips in order to plan ahead in the event your loved one needs your help, as well as ideas on how to become a successful caregiver once your caregiving duties begin.1. Have a discussion with your loved one. Years before the need for caregiving arises, discuss ideas and thoughts with your loved one…


  24. If Using The Stairs Has Become A Daily Struggle, A Stair lift Could Change Your Life By Caroline Smith
    Using stairs is an everyday nightmare for many people. As we grow older the stairs in our home can become more of a struggle due to mobility problems associated with old age, an accident or illness. Often when out shopping or in a public place an alternative can be found such as a lift or escalator, but the stairs at home can become a daily challenge. Many people who experience difficulty climbing the stairs come to dread having to use them. For people whose bathroom or toilet is upstairs …


  25. Who Wants to End Up in a Nursing Home? NO ONE! By Renee Reeves
    As a long-term care consultant for seniors and their families I have visited many different types of facilities. But my favorite type of facility to visit is adult family homes.There are over 2200 adult family homes in Washington State. Adult family homes have many things in common, but are each unique in their individual decor' and house size. Some are ultra fancy, some are tailored for country type folk, while some are modern and are bursting with color.Each provider, like the differences …






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