Elder Abuse

The number one form of elder abuse is financial. Many times the abuser is a relative. Professionally managed care, through a Senior Home Care Agency, prevents finanical abuse through proper policies and procedures for the Caregiver to follow....

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Assisted Living: Does it include a Caregiver?

Assisted Living is a term which does not have a standard definition within the senior care industry. While it usually guarantees there are meals available in a dining room, nurses on staff to monitor medical conditions, appropriate senior activities and transportation, this varies widely depending on the community. At the same time, while more services may be available, they may not be included in the monthly rental fee and result in additional costs....

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Congress passes Medicare bill

Ted Kennedy, who can relate to the needs of senior care as he is battling a brain tumor, saved the day by flying to Washington, D.C. between chemo treatments to cast a "Yes" vote for the stalled Medicare legislation. This will prevent the 10.6 rate cut on reimbursements to medical doctors providing care to seniors on Medicare insurance....

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Senior Care: How Much Does it Really Cost?

Fidelity Investments recently released a study showing that a senior couple should expect to pay $85,000 on average, to cover long-term care insurance premiums. Caregiverlist.com called nursing homes around the country to find out their daily costs and compares these with the costs of care in the home by a Senior Home Care Agency....

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Long-distance Caregiving

As tribute stories to newsman Tim Russert aired this week, friends shared stories about how Tim managed all the care needs for his Dad, "Big Russ" from a distance, in order to allow him to stay in the comfort of his own home....

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