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How the New Medicare “Doc Fix” Law Will Affect Older Americans Legislation to remedy one of Medicare’s most troublesome ongoing issues—the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate doctor payments—has passed the Capitol Hill gauntlet and was recently signed into law by President Obama. Though much has been made…

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Choosing a Power Wheelchair When it comes to choosing a power wheelchair, what is the best method? In today’s world, there are many different types of power wheelchairs to choose from. Motorized wheelchairs come in many different weights, sizes, materials, and functions; and it is often difficult to decide which…

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Working Caregivers Are Giving Back to Parents, Gallup Says Caregivers are giving back to the folks who raised them, according to a recent Gallup poll of 2,805 working caregivers. Almost three-quarters of caregivers who work at least 15 hours a week outside the home are caring for an aging parent. Seven…

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a Parkinson’s Disease treatment method, appears to offer previously unknown long-term benefits to people afflicted with the disorder, according to WebMD.com. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, DBS involves the insertion of a pacemaker-like device into the brain. Doctors use this device to convey…

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Coach Summitt Stays on the Sidelines Despite Early-Onset Dementia At 59 years old, fabled University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summitt has received a life-altering diagnosis: early-onset dementia—Alzheimer’s type. USA Today reports that Summitt, famous for her unmatched record of 1,071 wins and an incredible eight national championships, will persist…

CLASS Act Implementation Halted | Warren, MI

Though initially touted as a plan that would kill two birds with one stone—saving the government billions of dollars while providing affordable long-term care insurance for the elderly and disabled—the Obama administration has temporarily deserted the CLASS Act. As reported by the Associated Press, the actuary appointed to the CLASS Act office…

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National Survey Underscores Need for Eldercare Strategy If you knew of the resources in your community that would help you take care of your elderly loved one, would you take advantage of them? Sixty-one percent of caregivers are aware of community support services (wellness programs, Meals on Wheels, home health…

The Surprising Way Caregiving Changes Your Perspective

How has caring for a loved one changed your perspective on your future care? Over half of adult children decide to add senior living communities to their personal list of potential care choices after guiding an aging parent through the process of picking and transitioning to a community, according to…

The Surprising Way Getting a Flu Shot May Save Your Life

As if warding off fevers, chills and sniffles weren’t enough of a reason to get a flu shot this fall, a new report suggests that the simple arm jab may protect you from two, more serious health threats: heart attacks and strokes. People who get the flu vaccine may enjoy…

Mom or Dad: Who Would You Rather Live With?

If you were allowed to choose, who would you rather care for in your home: your mother, or your father? Realistically, the typical family caregiver won’t have the opportunity to select one parent over the other—after all, whoever needs care, needs care. (How to answer the question: Should your elderly parent live…