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

Alzheimer’s Behavior Challenges – Tips for Managing Care

Tips For Managing Common Symptoms and Perceived Behavior Problems As a caregiver for a loved one, it can be extremely worrying to experience the behavior problems associated with mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease. These behaviors include wandering, aggressiveness, hallucinations, or sleeping and eating difficulties. Additionally, any behavior problems worsen in an inadequate environment and the inability to … 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