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

Long-Term Care Insurance- Are Tax Breaks Coming?

The Trump Administration Is Looking At Tax Breaks And Other Ways To Boost Private Long-Term Care Insurance The Trump Administration is (very quietly) looking at ways to reinvigorate the flagging private long-term care insurance market. The recommendations are expected to … Continued

Continuing Care Retirement Community: Selecting

In recent years, many attractive options for retirement living have emerged. One popular option is the continuing care retirement community, or CCRC. This type of community is different from other housing and care options for older people because it offers … Continued