Month: August 2017

Dying is a taboo subject in American culture. It’s something that most people don’t want to think about, let alone discuss with their loved ones. Yet this important life transition is on the minds of many elderly and terminally ill patients. It’s natural to experience fear, grief and worry in the final stages of life.… Read More »

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 »