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Problems with Guardianship Abuse Leading to Calls for Reform

A growing problem with adult guardianship abuse is giving rise to calls for reform of the system. Vulnerable elderly can get caught in the guardianship system, being harmed and exploited by the very process that is supposed to protect them.A guardian is someone appointed by a court to make decisions on behalf of an incapacitated individual…

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Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid Planning

Many seniors and their families don’t use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they’re afraid of the cost. But an attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure you are getting the best care for your loved one. Instead of taking steps based…

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Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act

“President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other? Plans available for comparison: The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (PDF) – Updated 7.13.17 The American Health Care Act, as passed…

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The Difference Between Home Health Care and Non-Medical Home Care Services

As a caregiver, you may be exploring your options as to what kind of help will be best suited for you and your loved ones’ needs.  Below is an article from agingcare.com to help in your research with Home Care: “The first step in hiring senior services provided in the home is identifying the difference between non-medical home…

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Aging Care: 10 Caregiver Confessions: Secrets We Aren’t Proud Of.

Being a caregiver is extremely difficult at times. Receiving Care is difficult as well. The emotions related to our living and loving each other are intense, and they can lead us toward guilt. AgingCare.com has helpful insights into the emotional dynamics in caregiving. Ever thought some of these? I have no life of my own and I’m…

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Hospitals Make Changes to Meet Needs of their Elderly Patients

Hospitals can be dangerous places for the elderly, according to a recent article in Kaiser Health News. Even if they recover from the illness or injury that required them to be admitted, many elderly patients deteriorate mentally and/or physically during their stay. The article states that one-third of patients over 70 and more than half of patients over 85 leave the hospital more…