Cost of Dementia Care Can Be an Overwhelming Financial Drain

We often write about the staggering cost of long-term care. However, there is a subcategory of this type of care that can be particularly expensive for families: dementia care. A recent study examined this important topic and found that the cost of dementia care often eats up much of a person’s monthly income and quickly [...]

By |2024-02-26T14:49:21-05:00February 27th, 2024|

The Emotional and Financial Cost of Dementia and Memory Care

In last week’s blog post, we shared how a home care provider’s assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) can help older people remain in their home and independent for as long as possible. But we also shared that the cost of an in-home care provider is not typically covered by Medicare; it must be [...]

By |2023-10-02T18:04:02-04:00October 3rd, 2023|

When Is It Time to Call in Care Reinforcements for an Aging Loved One?

With COVID-19 numbers down in many areas of the country, school breaks, and this month's various religious holidays, a lot of people may be visiting older family members for the first time in quite a while. It is a wonderful chance to spend time together, and it also presents an opportunity to assess how older [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:13:45-04:00April 12th, 2022|

What is Memory Care and What Are the Odds I Might Need It?

According to data from the Alzheimer’s Association, there are approximately 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older who currently are living with Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common type of dementia. A large majority of Alzheimer's patients are 75 years old or older (72 percent), and almost two out of three Alzheimer’s patients are [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:20:41-04:00January 25th, 2022|

Family Caregiving Can Present Stressful Challenges

Family caregiving is often referred to as a labor of love. It can be fulfilling to care for someone who has perhaps cared for you, and it is a responsibility some people feel duty-bound to perform. But even for those who recognize the sense of purpose that comes with the role, family caregiving can still [...]

By |2023-08-05T16:36:38-04:00August 10th, 2021|

Special Considerations Surround Unpaid Dementia Caregiving

Taking on the role of unpaid family caregiver can be difficult even under the best of circumstances. But caring for a loved one who suffers from dementia can present a unique set of challenges. In addition to the burnout and stress faced by many caregivers, dementia caregiving is rife with unpredictability, safety concerns, behavior issues, [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:51:28-04:00June 22nd, 2021|

The High Price of Family Caregiving

If you follow our social media accounts, you may have seen our post last week about a recent AARP article on the financial burdens that can accompany family caregiving. The article shared the story of a woman named Amy whose parents were both in their 80s and in failing health when they moved into the [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:31:50-04:00April 5th, 2021|

Confronting Caregiver Guilt

We’ve all seen the images of loved ones separated by plexiglass (or using FaceTime) as they experience life’s important moments. Whether it be celebrating a birthday, graduation, or a wedding, or mourning a loss, the pandemic has forced us all to rethink how we support one another…from a distance. This issue is perhaps even more [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:32:13-04:00November 9th, 2020|

The State of Unpaid Family Caregiving in the U.S.

Caregiving is an important topic that directly impacts the lives of millions of Americans. Approximately every five years, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP conduct a survey to look at family caregiving in our nation. They have released their most recent research report, Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, and some of their findings [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:40:58-04:00June 15th, 2020|
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