Posts filed under: Long Term Care

What is Advocacy? Who is an advocate?

Advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. An advocate is a person who represents and works with a person or group of people who may need support and encouragement to exercise their rights. Do you,... Read More

What do I need to retire? What should I do in preparation for retirement?

As people age, they typically start looking at retirement with a degree of caution in their eyes. So how do you save enough money for retirement in style? The following tips may help you: 1. Budget carefully. Once you retire... Read More

Long term Care Insurance

What is long-term care insurance? Long-term care insurance is a type of insurance that covers care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. It is designed to cover long-term services and supports, including personal and custodial care in... Read More

Is it Depression or Dementia–knowing the difference

Dementia and depression are common in some older adults and the elderly. The two diagnosis share many similar symptoms such as thought and processing delays, excessive sleeping, and lack of motivation and poor personal hygiene. This can make it difficult... Read More

Helping a Senior Loved One Successfully Transition to Assisted Living

When a parent or other senior loved one is preparing to move to an assisted living community, they will likely feel a little anxious and uncertain. Giving up their home and moving to a new one later in life isn’t... Read More

The Impact of Isolation on Seniors in Missouri and Illinois

For many years experts have cited isolation as a cause of depression among older adults. In recent years, however, isolation has been linked to everything from earlier mortality to both obesity and malnutrition. If you are an adult child of... Read More

Wandering and Aggression: Reasons More Men are Moving to Assisted Living

A recent study published late last fall revealed interesting information on the trends in new residents moving to a memory care assisted living community. While more women than men are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every year, men are outpacing the... Read More

Helping a Senior Loved One Prepare for a Move

If you are preparing an aging loved one for a move to a senior living community, the logistics of it all may feel a bit overwhelming. Trying to determine the right type of care community for your aging parent is... Read More

Benefits of Medicare Home Health for You

When a loved one with a disability is ready to transition from a Missouri or Illinois hospital back to their home, the social worker or discharge planner may refer them to a home health provider. If you haven’t utilized the... Read More

Does Your Brain Need a Personal Trainer?

Learning new things can give your brain a challenge. It is believed to be one of the best ways you can prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. But if you are a busy caregiver, finding time to routinely... Read More