4 Tips for Managing Depression in a Loved One with Dementia

As any veteran caregiver can attest to, dementia has a nasty way of making a difficult situation even more challenging. So, when you combine dementia and depression together in a single elderly loved one, it can be especially hard for a concerned family member to know how to make things […] Read more »

Spending Down to Medicaid Doesn’t Have to Impoverish Both Spouses

One of the biggest worries of a married couple where one spouse needs to go into a nursing home is that the spouse who is still at home will become impoverished in order to pay their partner’s bills. While it is true that the nursing home spouse may not have […] Read more »

Senior Living Expert Panel: Top 6 Predictions for 2014

1. Technology in Senior Living and Healthcare From wearable sensors, which can help with fall prevention and chronic disease management, to wireless communication and alert systems, technology is already revolutionizing senior care as we know it, and the trend is poised to continue. “Very soon, we’re going to find ourselves serving a […] Read more »

Seven Fun Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia need activities, stimulation and exercise. While keeping busy won’t necessarily alleviate symptoms or stave off the progression of this deadly disease, it can help ward off depression and vastly improve the quality of life of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s. What activities can […] Read more »

Paying For Senior Care

Where to Find Money to Pay for Your Parents’ Care If a sizable nest egg and long-term-care insurance aren’t in the cards, explore these ways to help pay for care. From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, January 2014 Your parents fed you, clothed you and forgave you when you wrecked their car, so lending […] Read more »