The Challenges of Placing a Parent in Long Term Care

Long term care (LTC) is a term that has many facets to its definition. It is comprised of a variety of services that meet medical and non-medical requirements for people who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time. It is a highly individualized care system which can be formally or informally provided. Formal [...]

August 13th, 2018|

3 Mental Health Issues Veterans Face

Mental health issues plague the lives of many of our veterans. These issues bring with them problems for the veterans and the people they love. It can make transitioning back to civilian life very difficult. Let’s take a look at three common mental health issues faced by our veterans. Depression Depression is rampant among veterans. [...]

July 31st, 2018|

Life After A Dementia Diagnosis

  Many elderly people who are diagnosed with dementia are unprepared for future care. Once this type of diagnosis is received, preparing for the future can no longer be avoided. If you or someone you love has received a dementia diagnosis, begin immediately to discuss and seek guidance for future care. For help in implementing [...]

July 18th, 2018|

States Brace for Baby Boomer Retirement Age Challenges

There are demographic and cultural shifts occurring in the United States. As the baby boomer generation continues to “gray” the country is changing the way individual states set budgets and health care policies. More attention will be paid to the needs of the post age 50 generation(s). Changing attitudes towards working past the age of [...]

June 30th, 2018|

4 Common Behavioral Problems of Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain and its function. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses behavior problems become more common. It is important for family members and caregivers to understand these common behavioral problems in order to become better equipped to handle them if or when the Alzheimer’s patient begins to exhibit them. 1. Agitation – An Alzheimer’s [...]

March 28th, 2018|