Ask Someone Who’s Been There: 8 Things No One Tells You About Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

We’ve said it so many times, it sounds painfully familiar: there may be no tougher task than being a caregiver for a loved one suffering with Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. It’s an experience shared by more than 16 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, who provide unpaid care day in … Read more

Many Are Missing Out on Home Health Coverage Through Medicare

If you’re a Medicare-eligible senior who needs home health care, you may be surprised to learn that Medicare may cover the costs. But many qualified seniors never apply, while others find their benefits cut off prematurely, all because Medicare home health benefits are widely misunderstood. That’s the conclusion in this recent article on the financial … Read more

Family care can reduce the risk of returning to the hospital

Informal caregivers can provide the kind of help necessary to prevent people from needing a return visit to the hospital according to a study in the October-December issue of Advances in Nursing Science.  The study looked at factors that lead to repeated hospital admissions for 1,268 elderly patients receiving home healthcare and found that patients … Read more

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