Navigating the healthcare system can be confusing, time consuming and stressful as a senior. Setting up transportation, having accurate self medical records, following doctors’ instructions, adhering to healthy lifestyle suggestions, paying/disputing medical billing errors, and medication management are often overwhelming, especially for the aging mind. Some seniors are lucky enough to have a family memberContinue reading “How Can Passionate Healthcare Help You or Your Loved One?”
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Embracing Our Changing World Once Again
Here we are, up against the changing of the world as we know it, again. Uggghhhh….CHANGE! We tackled an uncertain world in 2020 like most of us never envisioned. The world shut down and we have patiently waited for society to reopen. Some of us embraced this change and some of us loathed every minute of it. But now that we have become accommodated to social distancing and the lack of socializing at large- many of us are nervous to return to what we previously regarded as “normal”.
October is National Long-Term Care Planning Month
There are over 100 events classified as “National month of “ events in October. Among these are National Bat Month, National Toilet Tank Repair Month, Squirrel Awareness Month, and American Cheese Month. The pertinent topic I want to discuss with you today is National Long-Term Care Planning Month. As we grow into adulthood we startContinue reading “October is National Long-Term Care Planning Month”
What is Occupational Therapy Anyways?
“I don’t need a job, I’m retired!” Pete says as he winks at his wife and we all giggle. I’ve heard this on many occasions and it still makes me smirk. Ideally, the term occupational therapy should create a spectrum of visions in your noggin.
3 Things to Seek Out When Your Parent Is Diagnosed with Dementia
Once your parent is diagnosed with dementia, you may want to do everything you can to help them. Are there some things that could be beneficial, but people don’t often think of them? We asked eldercare experts what they would recommend to someone whose parent is newly diagnosed with dementia. They suggested two items thatContinue reading “3 Things to Seek Out When Your Parent Is Diagnosed with Dementia”
15 Ways to Decrease the Risk of Falls at Home
More than 25% of adults aged 65 and older fall every year, often within the home. About 20% of the time, falls have serious consequences, including head injuries or broken bones.
3 Common Dementia-Related Expenses
When your parent is diagnosed with dementia, you may approach the situation the way that you’d handle any other medical diagnosis: Is the specialist that they need to see in-network? Is their new prescription covered by insurance?