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Palliative Care and Hospice: What’s the difference?

June 23, 2020 1:50 pm Leave your thoughts

Palliative Care and Hospice often get confused with each other, and they also have a lot of negative connotations. We break down what you need to know, and help you figure out how to use each service to the fullest.  4 Main Differences at a Glance Prognosis – Palliative care does not have a particular prognosis. Hospice requires a prognosis... View Post

It’s the Holiday Season. Why Do I Feel Depressed All the Time?

June 23, 2020 1:29 pm Leave your thoughts

Seasonal depression is real and it can be intensified with age as we face health challenges, loss of loved ones, and changes to daily routines that don’t serve us like they once did. Seasonal depression, better known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD (the irony of the acronym is not lost of me!), affects millions of people. While no one... View Post

Skilled Needs and Homebound Status: What You Need to Know

June 23, 2020 1:22 pm Leave your thoughts

Wondering whether your home health care will be covered by insurance? Here’s a clue: Do you have a skilled need and are you homebound? “Skilled need” and “homebound” are two words that go hand-in-hand when an insurance company is considering home health care coverage. Many insurance companies follow Medicare guidelines when it comes to coverage for home care. For that... View Post

4 Steps to Take Mom’s Meds From Muddled to Methodical

June 23, 2020 1:18 pm Leave your thoughts

Medication management is a hot topic. And it should be. Medication confusion and home medication errors account for additional health expenses, hospital readmissions and even falls at home. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2012) noted that half of the people who go home from the hospital have medication errors and problems within the first month of discharge. According to... View Post

Gifts to Spread the Warmth this Holiday Season

June 23, 2020 1:14 pm Leave your thoughts

Sentiments of cheer and goodwill are certainly heart warmers at this time of year, but how about ways to literally give the gift of warmth? The team at Silver Lining Home Healthcare put on their (warm) thinking caps to come up with gift ideas to help friends and family stay warm; some will even battle the aches and pains that... View Post

Tips and Tools for Medication Management

June 23, 2020 12:55 pm Leave your thoughts

Different medications. Different dosages. Different times of day. It’s no wonder medication management can be a challenge for seniors. An effective plan for managing the medications of your loved one begins with 2 considerations–people and tools. Ask the questions (1) Who is the right person to oversee a loved one’s medications? and (2) What tools are available to assist in... View Post

Medical Alert Systems and How to Choose

June 23, 2020 12:51 pm Leave your thoughts

A fall or a medical emergency is a concern in and of itself as we age. Being alone in such a situation is even more worrisome. Fortunately, today’s technology provides a myriad of options to monitor and respond to medical emergencies. Medical alert systems–also referred to as a personal emergency response system (PERS), a medical emergency response system (MERS) or... View Post

Documenting Your Life Story

June 23, 2020 12:41 pm Leave your thoughts

Perhaps you’ll notice the brevity in this month’s post. What I hope you will take away after reading is the heartfelt sentiment from which I write, hoping to encourage you to document your life story or that of a loved one. About 3.5 years ago, my husband and I came across a company called StoryCorps. StoryCorps has expertly crafted their... View Post

The What and Why of Advance Directives

June 23, 2020 12:37 pm Leave your thoughts

Advance Directives People often don’t know about them until the situation is less than ideal. We want to change that. Part of happier aging is planning for your future so everything doesn’t come crashing down without you and your loved ones being prepared. When you think about aging in place and happier aging, it’s important to remember the planning piece... View Post

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