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Laser Device Offers Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

In our work with families in Missouri and Illinois, we are finding an increasing number of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It has become the second most common type of neurodegenerative disorder in the U.S., whereas Alzheimer’s is the […]

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Medicare and Social Security for People with Disabilities

If you are a caregiver for a loved one under the age of 65 who has a new disability, you might be feeling overwhelmed as you try to figure out how to manage their care. Just getting started with social […]

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Understanding the Difference between Home Care and Home Health Care

During our conversations with the family caregivers we work with in Missouri and Illinois, we are often asked if there is a difference between home care and home health care. It can be confusing to understand, especially since people mistakenly […]

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Can Food Choices Affect Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s experts have been exploring the role diet plays in the development of the disease for many years. As clinical trials have evolved, more and more researchers are sharing what they believe are the foods that can help you prevent […]

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Life Enrichment Programs in Congregate Housing

Older adults and those living with disabilities move to a congregate housing program for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the move is a necessity for health and safety reasons. Other times it is to help improve their opportunities for socialization […]

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Keeping an Older Loved One’s Finances Safe: Advice for Missouri & Illinois Caregivers

The local news is full of stories about older adults or those living with disabilities, who have been the victim of a scam. Just as troubling as these stories are the statistics showing that 90% of senior financial abuse is […]

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Long-term Care Licensing in Illinois and Missouri

Summer is a season of the year when many caregivers in Missouri and Illinois begin to search for facility-based care for an aging loved one or family member with a disability. Often times they try to complete community visits and […]

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Summer Safety Tips for Caregivers in Missouri and Illinois

Most of us think of summer as our reward for having suffered through a blustery, snowy Illinois or Missouri winter. If you are the caregiver for a loved one with a disability, keeping them safe in the summer means planning […]

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Social Isolation and Lifespan: Can Loneliness Cut Your Life Short?

Can extreme isolation lead to a shorter lifespan? The experts at the University of Chicago say it can by as much as 19%. According to John Cacioppo, professor of psychology at The University of Chicago, there is a dramatic difference […]

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Medicare Outpatient Physical Therapy Caps

With the length of hospital stays continuing to decline for patients following an illness or surgery, more and more people are utilizing outpatient therapy. For older adults and those living with a disability that qualifies them to receive Medicare benefits, […]

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