New Studies Shed Light On Caring For Those With Alheimer’s

August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last month the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference was attended by scientists and health care providers from around the world to present and discuss the latest research on the debilitating disease.  Of course, there were several reports on new drugs that are in some stage of production, but there were also a presentations that included advice for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. « Read the rest of this entry »

Social Security is 75 Years Old

August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

This month Social Security celebrates it 75th birthday.  Most of us are too young to have personally witnessed the profound change the program has made in the lives of senior citizens and disabled persons.  In 1935, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, it was common for the elderly and the disabled to be poverty stricken because they had no means of supporting themselves.  They were often forced to live in facility settings or with family or other care providers who were burdened with the responsibility of caring for the disabled person, whether they were qualified to do so or not. « Read the rest of this entry »

How To Talk To Your Elderly Parents About In-Home Care

August 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

The fear of losing independence seems to be one of the top concerns for the elderly. It’s hard to accept the fact that they need help performing simple tasks they have been able to do the majority of their lives. When their children or family tries to suggest in-home care, a whole host of emotions can surface and usually results in an awkward or even heated situation.

If in-home care is a necessity for your elderly family member, there are ways to avoid an argument. Below is advice on how to bring up the topic of in-home care with elderly family members. Hopefully these tips will help you and your family to painlessly resolve the touchy subject. « Read the rest of this entry »

Contrino Recieves Elder Care Coordination Certification


August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

We are proud to announce that a member of our staff, Jori Contrino, recently completed the Elder Care Coordination (ECC) certification program. The certificate is offered by the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA) in collaboration with The Stockton Center on Successful Aging at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

The ECC learning program will be beneficial to Jori because it will provide her with the tools and support needed to enhance the quality of life of our elder care clients. The certification supplies her with a solid foundation in the legal theories behind life care planning and community caregiving, provides knowledge on the aging process, and gives her skills in proper/appropriate treatment and referrals. The course will enhance our ability to help clients and families identify care problems and assist in solving them. « Read the rest of this entry »

How To Choose Home Care Services That Meet Your Needs

August 2, 2012 § 3 Comments

Making the decision to hire a service to provide in-home care for your loved one is an important decision that can be very difficult. If an illness or recovery from surgery requires nursing care or physical therapy, a doctor may order home care services. In that case, your decision is based on the medical needs prescribed by the doctor. But what if the family caregiver has to determine the extent of care needed without the help of a doctor? « Read the rest of this entry »

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