• Apr
    • 14th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 25 Topics
    • 101 Posts
    Medicare - Questions/Experiences/Issues

    Ask questions about Medicare to the community, and share your own experiences on things like the value of Medicare Supplemental Insurance, dealing with disputes, etc..

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    Posted 3 Days Ago

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    • Aug
    • 15th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 3 Topics
    • 10 Posts
    Government Healthcare Reform and Seniors

    Discuss the latest on the US Government’s plans for healthcare reform and its impact senior care and Medicare.

    Louise G.
    Posted 8 Months Ago

    "When people hear about long term care insurance they think of a nursing home. But that is a misconception, because long term care is a flexible tool. It helps the seniors age in place by paying in-home care."

    "Long term care has changed a lot but there are still doubts that this is not for everyone. So people should fully understand all about information on long term care before making hasty decisions."

    • Dec
    • 27th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 23 Topics
    • 54 Posts
    The Search for Senior Care

    Ask questions and share advice on the different senior care options available, how to decide on the best one, and what things you need to know to avoid a mistake.

    Gerard H.
    Posted 4 Months Ago

    "Your family and your loved ones are considered as the main long term care providers. According to a recent report that can be found at www.ltcoptions.com, about 86% of unpaid or informal caregivers are your relatives. In addition to that, 14% of this are said to be watching over a child with disability and 36% provides long term care for one of their parents. Most people turn to their loved ones first once they’ll be requiring care. You expect them to take the responsibility of helping you do your daily activities like eating, bathing, toileting and more. However, there are instances wherein your loved ones can’t assume the role of a caregiver. When this happens, you should explore your other options like hiring a home health care or moving to a long term care facility. But you need to understand that your latter options can be pricey, so it’s best to prepare for this as early as possible."

    • Jul
    • 27th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 5 Topics
    • 31 Posts
    Aging In Place

    Many seniors and families choose to make modifications to the home environment so they can “age in place.” Talk about this option with others! is it more expensive than a home? less? is home care the solution for us. what do we need to do to start aging in place ?

    Anonymous
    Posted 9 Months Ago

    "Husband is in this facility after having a chest tube put in, was given a med Xanax an has declined wanted to take him to hospital for problem was told with his vital signs being good they would only send him to nursing facility"

    • Dec
    • 31st
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 9 Topics
    • 25 Posts
    Alzheimer's and Dementia

    Discuss Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

    Anonymous
    Posted 4 Months Ago

    "Take your time but start now.Check out Dept of Aging for your state and they will also help you.Please go several times to different facilities and see the care hands on as well as ask family members !!"

    • Sep
    • 19th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 13 Topics
    • 19 Posts
    Senior Health

    Talk with others about senior health issues, including how to stay healthy and active longer, how to deal with an ill senior, and the latest on diabetes, strokes, and other senior ailments.

    Rose J.
    Posted 7 Months Ago

    "Hello friieds,"

    "Today i want to share some useful symptoms for back pain. Which is common thing for seniors."

    "Lower back pain and stiffness that is the most pronounced in the morning and in the evening. Includes any combination of the below symptoms:"

    "Pain that interrupts sleep
    Pain that is most pronounced first thing in the morning and again toward the end of the day
    Localized tenderness when the affected area of the spine is pressed
    Aching, steady or intermittent pain in the lower back that is aggravated by extended activity
    Stiffness or loss of flexibility in the back (for example, unable to bend comfortably at the waist)"

    In Response To Lower back pain
    • Jan
    • 11th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 5 Topics
    • 13 Posts
    Anonymous
    Posted 3 Months Ago

    "How do i find my mother in arest home?"

    • Jan
    • 29th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 2 Topics
    • 3 Posts
    Anonymous
    Posted 4 Years Ago

    "we had installed the grandcare system for our mom. it cost over $8,000 !!! and when mom actually needed help it did not work. shame :-("

    In Response To Tips and Suggestions
    • Dec
    • 22nd
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 6 Topics
    • 6 Posts
    Gerard H.
    Posted 4 Months Ago

    "Planning for long term care is one activity that people should take seriously nowadays. People should familiarize themselves with the most basic information about this future need. According to www.ltcoptions.com, there are common questions that people should ask first about long term care before they can plan accordingly such as what is long term care, who needs long term care, how much care will you need, who provides long term care and more. By finding the right answers to these questions, they can finally start planning and thus they can finally secure their future and protect their family."

    • Mar
    • 8th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 2 Topics
    • 3 Posts
    Dee P.
    Posted 2 Years Ago

    "Looking to attend an event to help facility raise some money."

    In Response To Fundraiser
    • Jul
    • 16th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 7 Topics
    • 11 Posts
    My Life As A Caregiver

    A forum for discussing strategies to handle some of the stress or guilt around eldercare, or any other issues and stories of Caregivers.

    Rose J.
    Posted 9 Months Ago

    "As a caregiver, you may be so focused on your loved one that you don’t realize that your own health and well-being are suffering. Watch for these signs of caregiver stress:"

    "• Feeling tired most of the time
    • Feeling overwhelmed and irritable
    • Sleeping too much or too little
    • Gaining or losing a lot of weight
    • Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy"

    In Response To Signs of caregiver stress
    • Jan
    • 30th
    • Started on 09/07/2009
    • 8 Topics
    • 24 Posts
    Paying for Senior Care

    Ask questions and share opinions on facing the challenge of paying for senior care, and the solutions available to help pay for senior care, including government programs and private solutions like reverse mortgages.

    Anonymous
    Posted 3 Months Ago

    "In addition, you can get elder care by having someone come to you in your home and only pay them for the hours you need, part time."

    In Response To Saving for Long Term Care