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Hope On The Horizon For Alzheimer’s Patients And Caregivers

Today, America’s biopharmaceutical research companies highlighted the 98 new medicines in the pipeline for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, either in clinical trials or awaiting FDA review. Researchers, patients, caregivers, advocacy groups and students gathered at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute to discuss the newest advances…

VA To Take Applications For New Family Caregiver Program

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the interim final rule for implementing the Family Caregiver Program of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010. This new rule will provide additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from…

Older Caregivers May Face Increased Risk Of Cognitive Problems

An older individual who cares for a spouse with dementia may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive problems because of the lifestyle that was shared with the spouse and because of the stress of caring for a loved one who is ill. These findings, which are published today…

More Older Americans Aware And Open To Caregiving Technology

Older Americans and caregivers are increasingly aware of and willing to try new technology that makes it possible to stay independent at home according to a new study by AARP. The new study, “Healthy@Home 2.0,” asked two groups, people age 65+ and caregivers age 45-75, about home safety, monitoring, communications…

What Are my Rights as a Home Care Patient?

Federal law requires that all individuals receiving home care services be informed of their rights as a patient. Following is a model patient bill of rights the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) has developed, based on the patient rights currently enforced by law. Home care patients have the right…

Home Care, Assisted Living Boosted By U.S. Life Expectancy Increase

With the life expectancy of Americans now over 78 years, demand for long term care facilities is strong and future prospects continue to look positive for services such as assisted living, nursing homes and home care, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher estimated the long term care…

Homecare Community Supports Tough Anti-Fraud Measures

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The American Association for Homecare supports tough anti-fraud measures for Medicare, and we hope that the Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on this issue this week will focus on effective measures to prevent theft of taxpayer dollars. The American Association for Homecare represents providers of durable medical, or home medical…

Hope On The Horizon For Alzheimer’s Patients And Caregivers

Today, America’s biopharmaceutical research companies highlighted the 98 new medicines in the pipeline for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, either in clinical trials or awaiting FDA review. Researchers, patients, caregivers, advocacy groups and students gathered at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute to discuss the newest advances…

Options For Older Adult Care Seriously Limited

There are 50 million family members providing care to older adults in the United States, according to the MetLife Foundation and national caregiving associations. When older adults are hospitalized and discharged, their families face numerous choices about where they will go and how they will receive care. A University of…

Almost 15 Million Alzheimer’s And Dementia Caregivers In USA Today

There are nearly 15 million people caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the USA, the Alzheimer’s Association has revealed today. The number of caregivers is 37% higher than estimates published last year, according the 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The authors of the report found that…