Family members of all kinds have fought over money matters since time immemorial, but it may be worse for cash-strapped caregiving families. The costs of caregiving activities, including hiring aides, buying supplie, and covering medical and pharmacy copays, negatively affect family caregivers’ pocketbooks and morale.
As awareness of dementia has grown, a startling fact has come to light: Nearly half of all older adults — 47% — die with a diagnosis of that condition on their medical record, according to research out of the University of Michigan and published in JAMA Health Forum.
Legislation introduced last week in the House of Representatives would reform the tax code in an effort to make long-term care insurance more affordable and accessible for older adults.
When Sunshine Retirement Living officials saw a significant drop in the use of antipsychotics in its memory care residents after piloting a “sensory spa” in one community, its mission became clear. The company expanded use of the spas throughout its portfolio.
A family member has just been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. You’re the primary caregiver. It can be an overwhelming time full of changes and transitions for both you as the caregiver and for the person diagnosed with Huntington’s disease.