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AA Senior Care - Planning On Buying Long-Term Care Insurance?

Planning On Buying Long-Term Care Insurance?

Do you know that long-term care insurance costs are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid?

Long-term care insurance (LTC) helps provide for the cost of long-term care that is generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.  LTC insurance covers non-medical services for individuals who are unable to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing,

AA Senior Care Services - Sudden Altered Mental Status in the Elderly

Sudden Altered Mental Status in the Elderly… Suspect Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Do you know that a sudden altered mental state can be caused by infection?

Often the only presenting symptom in the elderly with an infection is a change in mental status or decline in functioning.   Cognitive impairment in the elderly makes it very difficult to suspect a urinary tract infection is brewing.   Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) in older adults.

Activities For People With Dementia

Are Activities Important For People With Dementia?

Scheduling routine activities can provide meaningful tasks for people who have dementia.  Activities should be categorized as those that focus on work related tasks that people engaged in prior to dementia.  These activities can be either job related, leisure, socialization, or home maintenance activities. 

Three Preventable Reasons Elderly Get Hospitalized

What are the three main preventable reasons elderly get hospitalized?

There are three primary reasons the elderly are taken to hospital ER; falls, dehydration, and medication errors.  In the past month I have attended two Conferences, one in the U.S, and the other in Canada. The aforementioned have been cited as the top three preventable reasons elderly are hospitalized. 

Tips For Communicating With A Dementia Patient

Why is it difficult to communicate with someone with dementia?

People with dementia from Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias, manifest a gradual
loss of mental functioning affecting memory, reasoning, and thinking. 

The progressive brain disorder makes it more difficult for the person affected with dementia to remember things,

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