10 Ways To Know You Need Outside Help For Caregiving

April 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

When you are a caregiver it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of taking care of your loved one.  Even though it seems stressful, many people think they can handle the situation and realize, many times too late, that they are overwhelmed and need help.  But if you can recognize some of the warning signs that you require outside assistance, you will be able to better serve your loved one’s needs. « Read the rest of this entry »


Hometown Senior Fair

April 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

While I generally talk about elder law topics in this blog, I would like to dedicate one post to a project that I have been working on for the past couple months.  The Law Office of Dawn M. Weekly, PC is coordinating the Hometown Senior Fair, which will take place on May 23rd. « Read the rest of this entry »

Will the Government Pay for My Long Term Care?

April 16, 2012 § 2 Comments

A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that “people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home.  About 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there five years or more.  This year, about nine million men and women over the age of 65 will need eldercare.  By 2020, 12 million older Americans will need eldercare.   Most will be cared for at home; with family and friends as the sole caregivers for 70 percent of the elderly”. Medicare.gov « Read the rest of this entry »

Losing Their Appetite

April 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

A common problem for caregivers is getting their elderly parent to eat.  Losing weight and being under nourished is a regular issue among the elderly and it can lead to further health complications.  Some problems that may be caused by decreased appetite are weakness, frailty and even premature death.
For some caregivers an easy way to get calories into their loved one is to offer meal replacement drinks.  However, these beverages should be used sparingly and not be relied upon to completely take the place of regular meals. « Read the rest of this entry »

New Guidelines For Traveling Seniors

April 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

With the weather warming in the north, many snowbirds will be returning home and when the do, they may find flying the friendly skies a tad easier.  Last month the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began testing a new screening policy for seniors 75 and older. « Read the rest of this entry »

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