One of the biggest day-to-day problems with care for homebound seniors is the sheer boredom that sets in over time. While there are things that can help fill the time, such as reading new books, doing puzzles, playing games and watching a little bit of television, home care companions can also do easy crafts with…Details
At some point or another, many of us will either need to consider home health care for ourselves or for a loved one. Choosing home health care may be an easy choice for some, since it allows the person to remain in their own home and continue a certain level of autonomy while providing the…Details
Physical fitness is essential for good physical and mental health. Walking may be one of the safest forms of exercise for seniors due to the moderately low risk of injury. Walking regularly can help lower blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar levels and significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. It may also slow…Details
Studies show that socially active seniors are about 1.5 times as likely to remain free of disabilities, such as using the telephone, preparing meals and managing medications, or that involve mobility and strength activities, such as walking up and down a flight of stairs, walking a half mile and doing heavy housework. Adding a home…Details
Recently The Wall Street Journal did an excellent job of explaining how the Supreme Court’s latest ruling will impact consumers. The article is written in layman’s terms so that it is easier to understand. The bottom line for most Americans is that the new law won’t go into effect until 2014, but that doesn’t mean…Details
Consumers in East Lansing, MI overwhelmingly prefer home care delivered services to institutional care.
Home care in East Lansing, MI is more often preferred because it: • keeps families together • supports independence • is significantly less expensive and more efficient than other forms of long term care • prevents or postpones institutionalization • involves the individual and family in services that are delivered • represents the best American tradition…Details
Male Caregivers in East Lansing, MI are on the Rise- It Turns Out That Husbands, Partners, Sons, Grandsons and Nephews Make Great Caregivers Too!
Men are more often assuming the role of caregiver. In fact, data shows that nearly 35 percent of caregivers to the elderly are men. This is a big increase over previous years. In the past 12 months, an estimated 65.7 million people in the U.S. have served as unpaid family caregivers to an adult or…Details
Just as the severe cold temperatures are dangerous for the elderly in the winter, the high temperatures of summer can be equally or more dangerous. Seniors are more prone to the effects of heat and at greater risk for dehydration. According to the CDC, elderly people are more at risk for the following reasons: •…Details
Elder Care In East Lansing, MI: Learn The Difference Between Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Pay Options
Understanding where to turn for elder care services in East Lansing, MI can be overwhelming, but understanding HOW elder care services are paid for, is even more complicated. Here are some of the ways that elder care is paid for. Medicare: • Seniors age 65 and older qualify for Medicare. Without getting too technical, Medicare only pays for skilled…Details