Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Do you or your loved one have a serious medical condition? Examples of such conditions include advanced heart, lung or kidney disease, cancer, liver failure, Parkinson’s and dementia. Have your or a loved one been told you are moving close to the end of life? Such patients often want to make very clear their wishes regarding the type of care they want to receive, or do not want to receive, if their condition progresses. There

Connecting With Relay Colorado

Making calls through Relay Colorado is liberating, enjoyable and convenient. Relay Colorado, a no cost, 24-hour service, allows callers who are deaf, hard-of -hearing, deaf-blind or those who have a speech disability to call anybody using relay services.   All calls are confidential, and no records are kept. Relay Service-Dial 711 and call anyone, anywhere, anytime with Relay Colorado. The Communication Assistance (CA) will dial the other party’s number and the CA will relay the conversation

Medicare Advantage Plans and Non-Medical Home Care

Seniors have the option to “opt out” of traditional Medicare plans and “opt in” to a Medicare Advantage plan. These plans are rapidly growing because they offer benefits not covered by traditional Medicare including: eyeglasses, dental care, and non-medical home care. 2019 is expected to be the year in which this new benefit will be introduced and is expected to gain momentum with more plans offering the enhanced benefit over the next 2 to 3

Older Adults in Dallas

Seniors in Dallas/Fort Worth know they are lucky. Not only is this a great place to live, but here they have the ability to grow old without leaving their own homes or losing their independence due to home care agencies that provide caregivers and care managers based on customized care plans. Nearly 9 in 10 seniors say they’d prefer to keep living at home rather than move to a facility. Yet every year, thousands still

Getting the Right Care at the Right Time!

It is human nature to sometimes think ahead and plan for the future. For example, we plan for school, relationships, births, vacations and retirement. Strategic planning is not all that difficult. It may require that we step back from our day-to-day activities and think a bit about what we want to achieve, and how we wish to achieve it. That being said, too many of us are either embarrassed or uncomfortable planning for our future

Making Sense of Senior Safety

Observing the safety hazards in a senior’s home is one thing. Living them is another. It’s not always easy to understand the physical limitations older adults face that could make home a virtual minefield for an aging parent. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, nearly 100% of emergency room doctors in the U.S. and Canada report that the following health conditions are very serious risk factors as potential causes for injuries or accidents