While Medicare Part A covers many aspects of your healthcare needs, it’s not a magic cure-all. Created in 1965 as part of the original Medicare legislation, Medicare Part A includes:
- Inpatient hospital care
- Limited home healthcare
- Skilled nursing facility care, in cases where custodial care isn’t the only care necessary
- Hospice care
Continue reading "What Does Medicare Part A Cover?"
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been writing about how to find a caregiver for an elderly parent: how to tell whether it’s time, what to look for in a caregiver, how to conduct a job interview when you’re hiring a caregiver for your parent.
But there’s one thing we haven’t addressed yet, and it’s pretty important: the cost of a caregiver. Continue reading "How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Caregiver for Your Elderly Parent?"
For most of us, a job interview means answering questions instead of asking them. It’s just the way the world works. There are more workers than bosses.
But now you’re in a situation where you’re the one doing the hiring. The position: a caregiver to look after an elderly family member. Continue reading "Interview Questions to Ask a Caregiver for the Elderly"
In our last blog post, we discussed some ways you could determine whether it was time to hire a caregiver for an elderly parent who has decided to age in place.
This week, we’re going to take the next step: how to hire a caregiver for the elderly. Continue reading "How to Hire a Caregiver for Your Elderly Parent"
When you went home to your mom’s house for the holidays this year, you noticed something was off.
Maybe she seemed more forgetful than usual. Or maybe you found expired food in the refrigerator or a stack of unpaid bills on the counter. Continue reading "Is it Time to Hire a Caregiver for Your Elderly Parent?"
It might seem like ringing in the New Year is a young man’s game.
Alcohol, crowds, staying up past midnight: none of them may be attractive – or feasible – for the senior citizens in your life.
Yet the New Year is a cause for everyone to celebrate, not just people who want to party like it’s 1999 when 2019 arrives.
Here a few New Year’s Eve ideas for seniors that can help your elderly parents living with you feel like part of the festivities this December 31. Continue reading "5 New Year’s Eve Ideas for Seniors"
When it comes to holiday shopping, little kids make it easy. They are more than willing to tell us – and keep telling us – what they want.
Then as people get older, they become harder to shop for: think about all the times a parent or grandparent has told you “Oh, you don’t have to get me anything.” Continue reading "Best Christmas Gifts for Seniors"
Nursing home. Assisted living. Retirement community. Personal care home.
For a lot of people, these sort of terms mean the same thing. They all describe a place where senior citizens go when they can no longer live on their own.
And in Pennsylvania, there was a long time where assisted living and personal care homes were virtually interchangeable. Continue reading "What is a Personal Care Home in Pennsylvania?"
We’ve been writing a lot lately about seniors aging in place, and one of the points that we keep coming back to is this: Three quarters of all senior citizens expect to live out their remaining years in their homes. Continue reading "How to Get Your Parents to Move in With You"
Every year, the National Council on Aging conducts its “United States of Aging” survey, which asks America’s senior citizens about their hopes, dreams and concerns.
And every year, those seniors make one thing very clear: the home where they live is the home in which they plan to spend the rest of their lives.
In other words, they hope to “age in place.” Continue reading "What Is Aging in Place?"