Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors

The Elderly and Breast Cancer Awareness October is breast cancer awareness month, and the older you get, the more important breast cancer screenings are. With today’s medical advancements, diseases are more treatable than ever, and cancer is no exception, but early detection is the key to beating any disease. Breast cancer is highly treatable, but […]

What Case Managers/Discharge Planners Need to Know about Private Duty Home Care Services

This is a guest post written by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq., a well-known attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care and clients all over the country.  In order to be appropriate for home health or hospice services paid for by any payor, including the Medicare Program, patients must either be able to care […]

Elder Rage: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

By Jacqueline Marcell, Author, ‘Elder Rage’ www.ElderRage.com For eleven years I pleaded with my ‘challenging’ elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired soon sighed in exasperation, ‘Jacqueline, I just can’t work with your father. His […]

How To Protect Dementia Patients During Hospital Stays

Hospitals and Dementia – What You Need To Know If you have an aging parent or other loved one with dementia there are a few things you really need to know about hospitals and dementia. Mom went into the hospital with what I would call mild dementia. She was still pretty self sufficient and lived […]

The Daunting Effects of AB241 – the So-Called “Domestic Worker Rights Bill”

California Passes Legislation That Dramatically Increases The Cost Of Care In The Home For The Elderly And Others Regardless of how you feel about AB241 bill and the politicians and process who brought it forth and had it passed, the bill is creating a lot of discourse.  AB241 is a bill that was passed into […]