The Value of Life Care Management

You need help caring for your parent. As you are researching, you see information about facilities, hospitalizations, states of decline, the benefits of a parent living at home, caregiver services, and more. With every new discovery, you are more overwhelmed about the situation. At some point, you come across the concept of Life Care Management. … Continued

Keep Hospital Stays Affordable – Observation

  The use of “Observation Status” – treating certain hospitalized Medicare patients as outpatients when their care is indistinguishable to the consumer, family and patient from that of formally admitted inpatients – continues to garner a considerable attention of the Life Care Managers at Holistic Aging advocating for their clients. It remains an unresolved problem that … Continued

Antipsychotic drugs use with dementia is elder abuse

Elder Abuse in Nursing Facilities: The Over-Administration of Antipsychotic Drugs to Nursing Home Residents This report was written by Senior Policy Attorney Toby S. Edelman. The Administration on Aging defines a subcategory of elder abuse – “physical abuse” – as “inflicting physical pain or injury on a senior, e.g. slapping, bruising, or restraining by physical … Continued

Supporting The Caregiver

  In 1999, I fulfilled my 2nd grade promise to take care of my Mom if she ever got sick. From personal experience, Supporting The Caregiver is as important as providing the personal care yourself. When I talk about that ‘time’ to anyone I generally say it was the worst but also the most precious … Continued

Should You Be Using Social Media To Advocate For Seniors?

    The question before you is:  Should You Be Using Social Media To Advocate For Seniors?   I just read the article: Advocating for Aging Services in a Digital World by Julie Sweetland, featured on the American Society for Aging website. She’s right.  We need to change both attitudes and perspectives, and social media both … Continued