home living versus assisted livingYour senior parents need help.

You know it. They probably know it although they may not want to admit it.

mac life in an assisted living communityDear Jennifer,

We are getting ready to move my mother into an assisted living community, and she’s very apprehensive. She doesn’t like change anyway, and even though we toured the community, she’s not sure what life will be like once she moves in. Can you give us an idea?

Sincerely,

Freda

hepatitis cThe aging of Baby Boomers is bringing great changes to this nation. Along with rising worries about safety nets and health care comes a concern about Hepatitis C. Boomers are 5 times more likely to have Hepatitis C than the rest of the U.S. population. 1 out of every 30 Boomers has Hepatitis C.

pill organizerMedication management is a critical service offered in most assisted living communities. After all, 77.5% of residents in assisted living need help with medications, according to one recent study. That same study noted that, on average, residents took 13 medications, 3 of them on a daily basis.

mac assisted living 1What is assisted living?

What kind of care will my family member receive in assisted living?

Is assisted living the best option for my senior loved one?

These are three of the most commonly asked questions by people who are searching for the best living environments for loved ones.

No wonder most people don’t understand assisted living: It’s a relatively new development.

seniors enjoy assisted livingMost of us want to stay in our homes for the rest of our lives. After all, we raised our children there. We have great memories in our homes. We know the neighborhood. And then there’s the issue of going through all our stuff if we want to move...not a pleasant prospect.

But is staying at home good for us? New research indicates it may not be.

mac diabetes copyquarter of American adults over 60 have Type 2 diabetes. If your parent has diabetes, how can you help? If your parent does not have diabetes, how can you help prevent it? 

The risk of developing Type 2 diabetes increases with age, and the risk of Type 2 diabetes affecting other body systems also increases with age.

paying for skilled nursingYour patient requires skilled nursing care, but the family has no resources and is unsure how to pay for it. What can you tell them?

nurse helping older woman walkWhen a central Ohio senior you love is hospitalized for an illness or injury or planning for an upcoming surgery, understanding what Medicare will cover for rehab to help with their recovery is important. Older adults and adult children may not have had any experience using their Medicare benefit beyond physician appointments and outpatient testing until now. This quick overview should help give you a basic understanding of the benefit.