Care or Independence – How much will either cost you?

If a health crisis occurs, how much will that cost –financially and quality of life? When seniors are in and out of the hospital or ER, what Lifesprk refers to as the ‘roller coaster of health crisis,’ it ends up costing them much more than they may realize. The key to keeping costs low: develop a long-term strategy that focuses on more than just ‘care. People often turn to home care as the solution. The

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

CareRX Pharmacy

Pharmacies today are offering more comprehensive services, including preventive care and even health monitoring. The CareRX Dream Team knows the vital role your pharmacy plays in improving and maintaining your health. With more than 40 years of experience in several divisions of pharmacy, the highly-trained team at CareRX Pharmacy understands the urgency of pharmacy support. “our vendor selection process has given us the ability to eliminate all manual processing, so we are able to provide

How to Preserve Assets When Faced With Long Term Care Costs

It is estimated that over 70% of people over 65 will need some type of Long Term Care(LTC) according to the US Department of Health & Human Services. Meet Charlie and Fran.  They have three children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren…so far!  They have hopes and dreams for their future generations and have worked hard to ensure their legacy is passed on.  As they age, they realize that if either one of them needs

A Labyrinth of Long Term Care Choices

Need information for an aging relative or yourself but don’t know where to start? The overall goal of the ADRC (Aging & Disability Resources for Colorado) program is to empower individuals to effectively navigate their health and other long-term support options through free, unbiased assistance. Sometimes referred to as “one stop shops” or “no wrong door” systems, ADRCs address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to find needed information, services,

How Can an Ombudsman Help You?

If you live in a long-term care or assisted living facility remember that the Ombudsman is your advocate to help in working out issues or concerns that arise. I first met Jennifer, a fifty something year old woman last year. Jen reported injuring herself, a small cut, maybe a nick gardening or chopping veggies she wasn’t sure. The cut was small enough to be non-concerning and it healed soon enough that the event was long