It is admirable to want to care for your aging family members and many families successfully navigate the various changes that are required to be made to make their living situation more optimal. However, what becomes apparent upon taking on this responsibility is that caregiving is expensive. It is currently estimated that unpaid caregivers can often spend over $17,000 each year to care for their dear loved one. Financial strain can be a phenomenal part of even the most caring family members, but thankfully, there are many avenues you can explore to help alleviate the strain.
Seniors have much longer life expectancies than they did a few decades ago, largely thanks to new medical advancements and people living healthier lifestyles. More seniors are reaching 80, 90 or even 100 years of age. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau says that the number of people reaching 90 years of age has now tripled in the United States.
One advantage of living longer is being able to strengthen connections with younger family members. Because seniors now live to a much older age, they get to watch their grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up to become adults.
Because seniors are living longer, many adult grandchildren also take up a caregiving role and helping their grandparents enjoy their elder years. This can add a completely new dynamic to the grandparent-grandchild relationship. This article will take a closer look at that relationship to help you make it as rewarding as possible.
New Alzheimer's drug a hope for patients, but a worry for Doctors. For generations doctors have sought ways to enrich and extend the lives of Alzheimer’s patients. However, without credible medications to contend with this degenerative condition, they are left with merely accounting for symptoms and providing brain stimulation activities to extend the cognition of the patient for as long as possible. That was until now. The drug known as Aduhelm has proven remarkable in preliminary trials and has been approved by the FDA for distribution.
All Heart Home Care Recognized in the 25th Union Tribune’s San Diego Best Awards
At All Heart Home Care, we enjoy providing home care services to our amazing patients and helping them live their best life no matter what stage of life they may be in. We enjoy it so much that we need a little recognition for what we do.