Everything you need to know when choosing care for you or your loved one! We completely understand how difficult it is to navigate the complex world of senior care. How do you know where to start? Do we hire an elder law attorney first? Should we meet with our local VA representative? What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Should we look into assisted living or home care? How do you choose the first step?
Not as many people are aware, but every one of us is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe the disease affects somebody we know – we’re all just a few degrees of separation away from someone suffering from the disease. We are all indirectly paying the bill as Alzheimer’s will cost our government $277 billion by the end of 2018, and that does not reflect informal care. Nationally, 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, every 66 seconds
The EZ Lift Vest was designed by Registered Nurses to improve mobility and stability for the patient, caregiver and those that are at risk of unintentional falls during repetitive patient transfer maneuvers. EZ LIFT VEST Recommended for patients with unstable balance and coordination due to: • Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and other conditions that cause balance and coordination difficulties. • Unisex, one piece garment. •
When a patient with an advanced illness is ready to start the conversation about hospice, one concern inevitably arises: Where will I receive care? VITAS® Healthcare has over 40 years of experience providing hospice care that focuses on improving quality of life, and we’ve found that most patients fare best where they’re already most at ease: in their home. Choosing Home over Hospital Studies show that more than 70% of people would prefer to die
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common chronic, progressive, neurologic disease, behind only Alzheimer’s. Due to a dramatic increase in the age of our population, genetics, and environmental factors associated with an increased risk for the disease, many physicians believe that we may be on the cusp of an emerging pandemic. Parkinson’s is a disease of the central nervous system that touches almost every aspect of daily living, including movement, mood, speech, eating and drinking,
A patient is seen by her physician every month; she complains of weight loss and confusion. She is given referrals to specialists and told to follow up. Month after month; the same story. The referrals sit in her purse because she can’t figure out how to navigate the phone tree at the specialists’ offices. The weight loss and confusion continue, month after month. She’s lost over 50 pounds in 5 months and she now cannot