Meeting the Spiritual Needs of a Person Living with Dementia

Caring for a person with dementia is demanding. By the end of the day, you may be exhausted. Meeting the person’s physical and emotional needs, attending to their medical issues, and taking care of household tasks is so time consuming that it can be easy to overlook another important aspect of a person’s care: their spiritual needs.
Spirituality and religious traditions are important. They’re acquired early and are usually deeply engrained. Eventually, they become part of a person’s DNA.

Behind the Scenes: Managing Residential Transitions - Part 3

In this three-part series, we are following Diane Peabody, R.N., an elder care coordinator at Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Carmel, Indiana, as she works with a family to relocate Jolene, the family matriarch who had been living in Florida, to a nursing home near her sons in the Indianapolis area.

My Elder Care Story - Hannah Robinson

Attorneys in Life Care Planning Law Firms aren’t the only ones who have dramatic elder care stories. Other members of a Life Care Planning team usually have them, too.

Dealing with Seagull Syndrome – Part 2

In the first article of this two-part series, elder care coordinator Cindy Hutson, R.N. shared tips for dealing with unsolicited critical comments from friends and family members who are not involved in an elder’s day-to-day care. In this article, we’ll look at how caregivers can develop the emotional ninja skills needed to manage push-back from critics, well-meaning or not. 

Technology Options for Long-Distance Caregivers

It’s no secret that we’re living in a society that’s aging. As many seniors now live well into their eighties and nineties, more and more people are finding themselves in a position of having to provide care to their parents, grandparents, and other family members. In fact, 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult over the age of 50 in the last twelve months, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP.

Managing Residential Transitions - Part 2

In the first article in the series, which appeared last month, we followed Diane Peabody, R.N., an elder care coordinator at Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, a Life Care Planning Law Firm in Carmel, Indiana, as she worked with a family to prepare for the relocation of Jolene in Florida to a nursing home near her sons in the Indianapolis area.

Dealing with Seagull Syndrome - Part 1

Many family caregivers find themselves on the receiving end of unsolicited remarks from friends and family members who aren’t involved in the elder’s day-to-day care. How do you deal with this?

Making the Most of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit

If you’re looking after an older relative, it’s important to understand how your loved one can benefit from Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit. The Annual Wellness Visit is a Medicare beneficiary’s yearly appointment with his or her primary care provider to create or update a personalized prevention plan. According to Joshua Hunter, not all Medicare beneficiaries understand how to make the most of this appointment.

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