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Long Term Care Planning

Geriatric Care Managers Explained

Geriatric care manager and client

Caregiving can easily become overwhelming. With so many challenges to juggle and crises to handle, things can quickly get out of hand. Fortunately, there are trained professionals who can help you get through it. Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are specially trained in the field of eldercare and […]

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The Senior Living Spectrum

This bubble graph was created by to help seniors and caregivers understand the different levels of senior living (or senior care) and how they overlap. By plotting each type of care against the increasing level of supervision (or the decreasing level of independence) versus the cost, […]

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A Quiet ‘Sea Change’ in Medicare

A significant change in Medicare procedure will improve the lives of many people.  Now Medicare will cover physical therapy, nursing care and many other services that previously would have been discontinued “because they are not improving” and extend the benefits for those with chronic diseases who would […]

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Is This the End of The Nursing Home?

Sally Abrahms, a frequent contributor to the AARP Bulletin, challenges us in her recent article, “Is This the End of The Nursing Home?”.  New technological innovations such as placing sensors around a senior’s home which can record how often the refrigerator is opened or how often pills […]

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Things everyone should know about their loved ones

How easily senior adults and their families can get lost in all of the issues of providing for their care and safety.  Do they have current wills, health care power of attorney, safety in their home, medical management by one key provider who can coordinate the services […]

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Happiness is Growing Old at Home

Maria Tadd has written an excellent resource guide for both senior adults and their families. As a geriatric care manager I find that I address almost every topic covered in this book with seniors and their families. Ms. Tadd’s book covers a wide range of issues that, […]

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Avoiding Dangerous Falls

Falls can be very dangerous to the elderly or the frail.  In fact, more than 50 percent of deaths related to falls occur in those over the age of 75.  Factors that have to do with aging can contribute to the likelihood of a fall.  Medication, types […]

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Healthy Aging

“Healthy Aging” has been a focus for the World Health Organization for many years.  This video portrays active seniors in a wide variety of settings and cultures.  When my wife and I had the opportunity to visit China we noticed many elderly Chinese gathering in communal gardening […]

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The Conversation

Have you been anticipating having “the conversation” with your parents?  You know the one I mean.  You have perhaps spoken with any available siblings, close friends, a clergy person or physician, or perhaps a geriatric care manager about “the conversation”.  You have started the conversation dozens of […]

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November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month:

 Smart reasons to think about long-term care as part of your overall financial plan.  You protect against other risks like a car accident or house fire.  A need for long-term care is a risk to your savings and to your retirement.  It will impact your family and […]

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