Cooking Up a Safe Kitchen for Illinois and Missouri Seniors

If you ask any seasoned emergency services professional about kitchen safety and older adults, they will tell you that a senior cooking is a common cause of fires in the home. According to Federal Emergency Management Agency statistics, people over... Read More

Costs of Assisted Living in Missouri and Illinois

One of the first questions we typically receive from worried adult children is how much an assisted living community will cost. They know their aging parent or loved one living with a disability needs help, but usually aren’t sure if... Read More

March 2014 SRT meetings

Join us for the following SRT meetings this month. Feel free to invite a friend or interested colleague! Please read through for the interesting presenters that are planned. Please check the website for updates periodically. Feel free to email ACM... Read More

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