Caregiving Services in Sterling Heights, MI

Patient-Doctor-Caregiver: Demystifying the Dynamic Caregivers agonizing over the question of whether or not they should accompany an elderly loved one to the doctor often weigh the desire to become more educated about a senior’s care with not wanting to unnecessarily step on the toes of the elder or their doctor. A recently…

Caregiving Services in Sterling Heights, MI

Gout Growing in U.S., Mostly in Men and Seniors A new study shows that the incidence of gout, a type of arthritis, rose 44% over the past two decades, mostly in men and seniors. Gout now afflicts 8.3 million Americans, or 3.9% of the population, compared to 6.1 million, or 2.7%,…

November Marks Alzheimer’s Awareness and Commemorates Family Caregivers

Every month brings an “awareness month” of some type. From Glaucoma Awareness in January, Nutrition Month in March, and Breast Cancer Awareness in September, every worthwhile cause devotes a month to raising awareness and involving the public in helping to further the cause, whatever that cause may be. For AgingCare.com…

The Real Reason Families Avoid Talking About Retirement

  Communication problems between parents and children don’t automatically disappear once the latter reaches adulthood—especially when it comes to issues such as elder care and retirement planning. In fact, the only thing both parties seem to agree on is that they would rather talk about finances with a third-party acquaintance…

Long-Term Care Insurance Rates on the Rise for Women

Women seeking to prepare for their future by purchasing a long-term care insurance policy may soon see the prices of such plans hiked by as much as 40 to 60 percent, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). In an unprecedented move in the world of long-term…

Should I Consider a Geriatric Care Manager?

Old age isn’t for sissies. Or for their caregivers, who often juggle full-time jobs, families of their own and other responsibilities. Taking care of an elderly loved one can be an overwhelming, challenging, emotionally draining “job.” One of the most helpful people in caring for your elderly loved one is…