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Smiley and Frowning Faces

A Sobering Look at Longevity

A Blessing I remember watching Al Roker, the TV weatherman, as he celebrated birthdays of seniors in their nineties, closing in on one hundred years of age. Each was newsworthy because such longevity was unusual. Nowadays we regularly hear about people living to or over the century mark. Often they’re living independently. More often than you’d expect, they live on […]

A bouquet of Tulips

A Caregiver Resource Bouquet

Roses are red, violets are blue…but, you can look out your window now to see the flowers. For a gift that may truly brighten your day I offer this caregiver resource list featuring proven, beneficial strategies. Comprehensive Help Comfort Keepers®, has released a new caregiver resource to guide families on how to care for their senior loved ones and themselves. Caring […]

Grabbing Our Advantage

In April the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would allow non-skilled in-home supports to be added as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. As might be expected, corporations, such as major insurance carriers (Humana) and Home Health Care Agencies immediately began plans to capitalize on this new funding stream. One such player is […]

The Things We Notice at Thanksgiving

Here’s information to debunk the old tale that eating turkey at Thanksgiving makes you drowsy. There are, however, other changes in behavior that you may want to pay attention to when getting together with parents and other elders during the holidays. These behaviors should prompt us to react with discretion and good judgement. Forgetfulness Confusion Neglect of physical appearance or basic […]

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me….

In the largest survey of long-term and residential care providers to date, responses received by LeadingAge from 689 providers revealed: High levels of caregiver vacancy rates in assisted living and nursing homes Major problems finding applicants and qualifed caregivers Signifcant wage disparity between people working as trained personal caregivers and unskilled entry level workers taking jobs at gas stations, big-box stores, […]