Long-term care credits.
[credit provider=”Flickr / toehk” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/toehk/8023375226/in/photostream/”] Prescriptions for psychotropic drugs, including those sometimes referred to as the “chemical cosh”, soar amongst elderly people who are admitted to residential care homes, a new study shows.The study, in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, looks at the prescribing of drugs to calm […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / toehk” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/toehk/8023375226/in/photostream/”] As the kids leave the nest and the mortgage gets paid off, the need for life insurance wanes for many people who have reached late middle age.The focus moves from “How will my family survive without me?” to “Who will take care of me, and […]
[credit provider=”flickr via remus” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/remus/117730609/in/photostream/”] Chances are about 70 per cent that you’ll need long-term care sometime after age 65, according to the nonprofit Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE). And it won’t come cheaply.The median cost of a full-time nursing home room is $81,030 per year, according […]
[credit provider=”seiuhealthcare775nw” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/seiuhealthcare775nw/3584341879/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Whether you are an older American or have parents or family members who are getting on in years, you need to be aware that the burdens of long-term caregiving will increasingly fall more heavily on families and friends. The financial and demographic forces behind this trend are […]
If living longer is one of the great success stories of medicine and lifestyle changes, failing to plan for later-life care is one of the great failures.
When it comes to choosing whether to send a loved one to a nursing home or allow them to live independently, sometimes it’s more a matter of the heart than the wallet. It’s no secret that long-term care facilities like nursing homes don’t come cheap and they’ve definitely had their […]
[credit provider=”via The Shores at Wesley Manor” url=”http://www.umh-nj.org/tswm/photos.aspx”] Minnesota, Washington and Oregon may have the best long-term care systems available to residents, industry experts say, but all states have a long way to go to offer adequate services for the elderly, sick and disabled.A report released by AARP’s Public Policy […]