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Improper adherence to medications prescribed by your doctor can have unintended consequences. You will not receive the benefit expected or in the case of psychotropic drugs which must be weaned off slowly, you may experience a meltdown or become excessively emotional. In some cases, an older adult will forget that they have taken their medications … Continue reading Skipping Your Medications?
Falls Carry a Heavy Cost for Seniors Mrs. M. was carrying a basket of laundry down to the basement. Her foot slipped on the steps and she went head-first landing at the bottom of the staircase on the concrete. She had broken her leg and hip and could not move. She laid there for a … Continue reading How Much Can A Fall Cost You?
Open Enrollment Dates for 2014 This year, open enrollment takes place from Oct. 15th to December 7th for all Medicare plans. This is the time to research to make sure that whatever you have in place is the best plan for you. If you have the Part D drug coverage, check that all of your … Continue reading 2014 Medicare Open Enrollment Dates
VA Caregivers Support Program has two main programs: Primary family caregiver program for veterans who served and were injured after 9/11 and the spouse is working as the primary caregiver of the veteran. General caregivers support program – Available to anyone who is providing assistance to a veteran without compensation. They provide educational programs, referrals, … Continue reading VA Caregiver Support