Get the Elderly Out of the Shadows

Over at the AgeWiseLiving Blog, Barbara E. Friesner, Generational Coach has a very helpful article on lighting considerations for Seniors’ homes.  Barbara makes several excellent points, including this: Install good, shadow free, lighting on all stairways. Put a light switch at the top and bottom of each staircase.   Make sure…

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Overcoming the Challenge of Paying for In-Home Care for Seniors

As we age, maintaining our quality of life becomes more expensive. Medical costs increase, and in-home care for seniors can become a necessity. While insurance policies and Medicare help with medical expenses, companion care costs are often paid for out-of-pocket. With a little planning, though, you can make it easier…

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Senior Helpers Make Aftercare Easier for Everyone

Here’s a scary statistic. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last year, one in five Medicare patients will return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. It’s not surprising when you think about it. Patients leave the hospital with confusing aftercare instructions regarding…

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What Do I Need To Know About Healthcare-Associated Infections?

When you go to a hospital or a doctor’s office, you expect to get better, and you certainly don’t expect to contract a NEW infection while you’re there. Unfortunately, there has been a rapid growth in cases of hospital-related infections (“HAIs”)like MRSA and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). We have seen examples…

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