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      5 Basic Things to Know About Aid and Attendance and How This May Affect an Aging Veteran in Need of Home Care Services

      By Mary Lynne Heller | June 27, 2018

      The Aid and Attendance Benefit can be an invaluable resource for veterans and their families, especially when home care is needed. There are a number of things people should understand about the Aid and Attendance pension program, made available through the VA. Below are five important things to understand that can help aging veterans and…

      Three Reasons Why Safety for Some Seniors Is Compromised, Even When They Appear Fully Capable of Tending to Their Own Care

      By Perry C. Doc Alleva | June 26, 2018

      It’s relatively easy to understand why seniors may face more difficult circumstances as they age. The body begins to break down as people get older. This transition from peak physical fitness and strength begins to occur in our 30s, progresses through the 40s and 50s, and begins to accelerate from the 60s onward. When a…

      No Senior Really Wants to Admit They Can’t Do Certain Things Like They Used to, but Refusing to Admit One’s Limits May Lead to Serious Safety Hazards

      By Michael Drew | June 25, 2018

      There’s no fun in reaching a point in your life when you can no longer do some of the things you used to take for granted. For example, as people get older they aren’t going to be able to compete athletically at the same level they could in their 20s or 30s. That’s not an…

      Technology Is Helping to Improve Alzheimer’s Care

      By Perry C. Doc Alleva | May 29, 2018

      Technology is advancing in every facet of life. It’s also helping to improve quality of care and support for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. For family caregivers, technology can be a wonderful asset, but it can also be a great idea for those who have realized the benefits of home care…

      Dementia Among a Family Member Is Going to Cause a Number of Other Challenges, Even for Those Who Aren’t a Direct Support System

      By Carole Chiego | May 25, 2018

      When a person in the family has been diagnosed with dementia, which can include Alzheimer’s, it’s easy to fall into this notion that the only one who will face challenges is that senior. While any form of dementia is going to produce a number of issues, Alzheimer’s is the one that most people immediately associate…

      Incontinence After a Hospital Stay Can Affect Mental Outlook for Some Seniors

      By Michael Drew | May 25, 2018

      Cheryl couldn’t wait to be discharged from the hospital. At 79 she had a mild stroke. She was having difficulty speaking, forming her words clearly, and had discovered it might take several months working with a physical therapist before she could get back up and moving without assistance. Her doctor recommended home care support services…

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