Caregiver Shortage in Massachusetts

Lawmakers and stakeholders in Massachusetts are looking for solutions to a caregiver shortage that has left thousands of job vacancies at skilled nursing and home health agencies throughout the state. The workforce shortage was under discussion during a state hearing … Continued

Alzheimer’s and Dementia- Five Early Warning Signs

Researchers confirm Alzheimers disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for approximately 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases. People living with this irreversible disorder experience memory loss, confusion and, eventually, the inability to carry out simple … Continued

How SNFs can Reduce Short-Term Stay Rehab Times

Short-term stay or respite care offers a great solution for seniors who are recovering from a hospital visit, surgery or other medical issue. While short-term rehabilitation is effective in addressing the acute medical issue that landed a senior there, there … Continued

Caring For A Sick Spouse

When Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core   By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health Network   For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didnt find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled … Continued

Understanding Medicare Hospice Benefit

Medicare’s hospice benefit covers any care that is reasonable and necessary for easing the course of a terminal illness. It is one of Medicare’s most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both the terminally ill individual and his … Continued

Medicare vs. Medicaid

MEDICARE Medicare is a national, government-funded health insurance that all Americans receive when they turn 65. Disabled people who are under 65 can also enroll in Medicare without paying premiums, but for those looking for a solution to long-term care … Continued

Men Are Family Caregivers, Too

When we think of family caregivers, most of us likely picture an older woman caring for a spouse or an adult daughter tending to her parents. While it is true that female caregivers still outnumber men, the gap is smaller … Continued

Assisted Living Costs Stabilize

Charges for assisted living and skilled nursing have stabilized over the past year, whereas charges for home care rose the most quickly among categories measured by Genworths2019 Cost of Care Survey, the results of which were announced Wednesday. Genworth described … Continued