On February 27 my Dad died, and I became a member of a club I had avoided for 63 years. I know hundreds, maybe even thousands of members of this club and have walked with many of them on their journey through the loss of a parent.
In January, my singing partner Cindy Ballaro asked me if I’d ever heard of the Senior Games or the Silver Arts competition. I had not heard of either one.
As a Strategic Account Manager for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region I like to start many of my educational in-services and community events with a question: “What do you think of when you hear the word ‘hospice’?” As you can imagine, depending on the crowd I receive a multitude of answers to that question. Based on these answers I wanted to share some of the most common hospice myths and misconceptions that our staff must overcome when educating the Charlotte community about end of life care.
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a state project that helps Medicaid-eligible North Carolinians who live in inpatient facilities (e.g., nursing homes, intermediate care facilities) move into their own homes and communities with supports.
Cognitive health is a person’s ability to think, learn and remember. The most common cognitive health issue facing the elderly is the loss of those cognitive functions, or dementia.
A new year brings new opportunities and fresh starts! Most of us make a list of New Year’s resolutions. We start out great, but by March, what a different story!
When the need for long-term care arises, most people fear that they cannot afford to privately pay the cost of a skilled nursing facility, yet assume that they make too much money or have too many assets to qualify for long-term care Medicaid.
Stress has been proven to instigate changes in blood sugar levels. For people with diabetes, this can be problematic.
Alzheimer’s disease remains the most common form of dementia. In the United States, there are currently an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with this disease, and if there are no disease modifying drugs developed, it may increase to 16 million by 2050.
by Jim Camp Summer is typically the season when most of us spend more time relaxing. One group that goes… Read more »