Funding Sought For Fall Prevention

This article shows an effort to help prevent falls among older people. Federal lawmakers should consider changes to Medicare and turn to nursing facilities for expertise when addressing the growing incidence of fall-related injuries in seniors, according to LeadingAge. The … Continued

Diet and Aging

Frequent exposure to unhealthy foods impacts spatial memory, study finds Junk food consumption may cause spatial memory loss that worsens as poor-diet days add up, a recent animal study has found. Rats were fed a diet alternating between foods high … Continued

What Is Homecare?

What is Homecare? A personal care/private duty homecare agency provides services that do not require a licensed professional or a physician’s prescription. A homecare worker can help a person with activities of daily living (ADLs) like remembering to take medications, … Continued

Going To a Nursing Home

Elder Law: Married and concerned about one of you going to a nursing home? At $126,420 a year ($342.58/day), which is now the Pennsylvania statewide cost for nursing home care, were talking some real money. And that sets up some … Continued

How to Prevent UTIs Before They Attack

Urinary Tract Infections Can Cause Dementia Weve made it our mission to educate caretakers both professional and in the home that urinary tract infections can cause dementia-related symptoms that worsen if undiagnosed. In long-term care facilities, UTIs account for the … Continued

Eligibility For Medical Assistance

Elder Law Guys: What’s a single person to do about eligibility for Medical Assistance? Recently, we wrote about eligibility for medical assistance requirements for long term services and supports available to married couples. That evoked a number of emails and … Continued

The CNA is Essential

Celebrating the CAN, er, CNA Gary Tetz Heres how youll know Im sincere in my desire to celebrate some of long-term cares most uncelebrated people. Im willing to spend the next two hours trying to get the Word program to … Continued