Tag: elder care

There’s no escaping the affect elder care will have on our lives

By Cynthia Wilson The ongoing debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney about who has the best plan for Medicare and senior sr citizens is confusing and frustrating for many who are paying attention.  Americans, particularly seniors and their caregivers,

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Subscriber seeks information about respite care

By Cynthia Wilson Recently a subscriber named Charlene contacted me to ask the following questions. “What exactly is respite care? What are the qualifications to obtain it? How often and how long the stay per visit? Does a care-giver’s mental

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A first hand account of private Medicare plans on middle class children of aging parents

By Cynthia Wilson I recently shared in an interview with insidePatientFinance.com,  a personal experience of how my household was affected by privatized Medicare.   The online business publication reports news and follows trends that affects health care finance. So its readers

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A disconnected cell can help save your life

Did you know that a disconnected cell phone could save your life? A police officer once told me that a cell phone doesn’t have to be activated to dial 911 as long as the battery on the phone is charged. 

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Increase bathroom safety for the elderly


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Home safety tips for the elderly


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Love, marriage and the other elder care giver

Lets be real.  No man really wants to live with their mother-in-law.  Nonetheless, my husband Rod has shared our home with my elderly and disabled mother  since we said our  I dos. During these eight years we’ve bickered about a

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Protect aging parents and elderly from acquaintance theft

During a recent walk around their neighborhood my sister-in-law’s mother and her  home health aide made an unscheduled stop at the bank to withdraw $300. When they returned the home attendant told my sister-in-law that her mother had gotten away

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Getting Started

So you’ve finally decided it’s time to take a more active role in your parents care.  Perhaps you’ve already assumed responsibility for making sure the bills are paid on time.  You may also accompany your mom or dad on doctor’s

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Colds and other ailments can complicate routine medical treatment for elderly

I recently returned from a business trip to find my mom sick with a nasty cold.  As with young kids, you always have to pay special attention to elderly people when they are sick because most have other medical conditions

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