Residential Care and Assisted Living Caregivers tips – Part one
Residential Care and Assisted Living Caregivers tips is a three part post.
Part one: Take care of yourself first.
Part two: Use technology to preserve your own social and emotional wellness
however do not utilize technology as a substitute genuine, personally, human contact. Technology supplements human contact and does not replace it.
Part 3: Decrease tension and improve ... Read More
Understanding mammograms in seniors and all womenMammography’s Limits, Seldom Understood
By PAULA SPAN
While this nyt blog article raises questions about how useful a mammogram is for seniors I wanted to point out some issues many women and doctors might consider. First, a mammogram does not find cancer! Yep I bet you did not know that. Only a biopsy finds cancer. A mammogram ... Read More
Will doctor’s dissatisfaction with their carriers affect you?I wonder how this article might impact care and the relationship everyone has with their doctor or the new doctor they were just assigned when they entered the hospital?
Cbs news shared this view that many doctors might have made the 1 million dollar mistake of becoming a doctor. One has to wonder if a disappointed ... Read More
Assisted Living Caregiver tips and solutionsOver view and tip one – accept your feelings.
How to balance your own feelings and needs with your duty as a caregiver?
As a household caretaker, you may find yourself dealing with a host of brand-new obligations, many of which are unfamiliar or intimidating. Sometimes, you could feel overwhelmed and alone. However in spite of ... Read More
Obama Care and Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities.How will Obama care and the disjointed care system that is the hospitalists not knowing your doctor, not calling your doctor, and communicating with the “chart” as if that was an all telling chart will likely continue as impediments to care in Residential Care Homes and Assisted Living Facilities until all parties, patients, doctor, society, ... Read More
Residential Care Homes: Cost Saving Tips
Spending for Elder Care and Healthcare is expensive and can cost $20,000-$40,000 $/ year and many times is socially difficult for the multi-generational household.
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Caring for those who may have cared less for us!
This article presents a very difficult and probably common situation for adult care givers of parents who were abusive or even perceived to be less supportive of the kids by the kids themselves as caregivers when they were growing up.
A Risk in Caring for Abusive Parents
Paula Span of the NYT.
While this article addresses the worse ... Read More
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE LAS VEGAS: HOW WILL NEW ALZHEIMERS TEST HELP YOU?
At-home test may help diagnose Alzheimer’s
NEW TEST TO DIAGNOSE ALZHEIMER’S. 4 pg test, with written questions to answer and drawings.
While this article brings up another new tool the doctor can use to prompt himself to ask a wide range of questions in the interview it is not new. A doctor always uses interview questions coupled ... Read More
Might Assisted Living and Residential Care regulations backfire?New San Francisco Chronicle article by Melody Gutierrez talks about more regulation to fix the Assisted Living and Residential Care Home industry. While this is a good idea at first glance we need to be careful in asking for things that will reduce senior choice and care options. If this raises the cost of care ... Read More
Which is more home like – Residential Care or Assisted Living?There is much confusion in the name of a case setting. For example Assisted Living Facility implies this might be a more institutional care setting or facility while a Residential Care Home is more likely a smaller, more personal home with a family style care. In fact that is generally true. However, in all cases ... Read More