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Medication Safety and Older Adults

One of the concerns most frequently shared by the family caregivers we work with in Illinois and Missouri relates to medication safety. Many adult children know aging loved ones are at risk for ending up in the emergency room from... Read More

Communication Tips for Working with an Elderly Loved One’s Physician

Adult children we work with in Illinois and Missouri often tell us they are having a difficult time communicating with their older loved one’s family doctor. The concerns we hear range from “they don’t spend enough time with us” to... Read More

5 Things Caregivers Should Know About Resident Trust Funds

As a convenience for residents and their families, most skilled nursing and rehab centers offer the option of setting up a financial account for in-house expenses. They can be used for the resident beauty shop, outings, and miscellaneous kinds of... Read More

Caregiver Heart Smarts

If you are a caregiver for an aging loved one or a family member living with a disability, we know how challenging your days might be. The physical demands juggling all of the tasks a caregiver has in a day... Read More

5 Ways Winter Affects Older Adults

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is behind us, it is hard to ignore that winter is here. For older adults and the elderly, the cold winds that blow across Missouri and Illinois can create unique risks.... Read More

What is the Aid & Attendance Benefit

Illinois and Missouri caregivers who help to provide care and support for an elderly loved one who is a veteran may be surprised to learn that the Veteran’s Administration has funding that can help, if they qualify. The Aid &... Read More

A Warning for Adult Children and Caregivers: Scammers Using Obamacare to Target the Elderly

The confusion over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has made seniors a prime target for scammers. It has led to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issuing warnings to seniors not to fall for it. The most... Read More

What to Consider Before Taking Statin Drugs

New research released by two heart associations in late November created a fire storm of controversy in health care circles. The guidelines identified four high-risk groups of people believed to be good candidates for the benefits of statin drugs:... Read More

Home Safety Begins in the Bathroom: 7 Tips for Illinois and Missouri Caregivers

If you are a caregiver for a loved one living with a disability or for an older adult, you probably already know that the smallest room in the house is also the one responsible for most of the home accidents... Read More

Preparing a Grandchild for a Holiday Visit to a Nursing Home

As we head in another busy holiday season, a visit to a grandparent living at a nursing home may be a part of your family’s holiday travel plans. On the whole, intergenerational activities rank high for lifting the mood of... Read More