Some patients find that the most difficult part of making end-of-life choices is informing family and close friends. Loved ones may be in denial about your illness or completely focused on aggressive treatment options. Some may even refuse to discuss the possibility of hospice care. Understand that this is just part of their grieving process.… Read More »

Millions of Americans require some form of home care. Some engage home health care services with the help of Medicaid or personal insurance coverage. Others rely on friends and relatives to act as daily caregivers. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, nearly 40 million Americans provide unpaid… Read More »

Nursing homes have come a long way. Many of today’s senior care facilities are bright, modern and welcoming, offering high-tech medical care and assisted living. The focus is on improving quality of life for all seniors, whether they need post-acute care following a prolonged illness or daily help with tasks at home. If you’re looking… Read More »

The first surprise many family members encounter when they begin to explore options for additional care for their loved one is that the options are endless and often confusing. In many cases, post-acute care is the right setting for care and recovery after surgery or illness. Post-acute care is not permanent. While post-acute care can… Read More »