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Veterans Benefits- 2018 Updates

Wartime veterans, as well as their surviving spouses, may be entitled to the Aid and Attendance Pension provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a tax-free, monthly benefit which provides financial assistance to those 65 years and older, who are in need of assistance because of blindness, or need the help of another person to perform two or more activities of daily living, such as bathing, toileting, dressing, eating, walking and transferring. This benefit can be very helpful...

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Assumption Senior Expo 2018

Assumption Senior Expo 2018 This week is the Assumption Senior Expo 25th Anniversary event! Hope Senior Home Care is a proud sponsor of this event, we will have a table and several representatives at the expo. We are so excited to be a part of the 25th Anniversary. Stop by our table and chat with Allie, Patty, Victoria and Terri! Senior Expo Flyer 2018_ This article is from the Grosse Pointe News.   Assumption hosts 25th annual Senior Expo By Guest Writer | on October...

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Six Key Signs Mom or Dad May Need Help

Six Key Signs Mom or Dad May Need Help The aging process is slow and gradual over time. As a result, mental, emotional, and physical declines often take family members by complete surprise.How do we know, as the child of an aging parent, something may be wrong? How do we know, if mom or dad is starting to have issues which need to be addressed? While there is no perfect answer to this dilemma, here are some great tips on...

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Medication Management Tips

Medication management is a concern that is brought up quiet a bit with our clients and their families. We often suggest having one person in charge of organizing the medications or investing in a timed medication box, but here are 5 tips to help manage your medications. Remember, always ask your doctors and pharmacists if you have questions about medications! This article is is from Caregiver Connection, a great source of information on all things senior care! Medication management is...

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How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

Keeping your loved ones active on a social level is very important. Check out this article from the New York Times. How Social Isolation Is Killing Us Social isolation is a growing epidemic, one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences.CreditCreditDamon Winter/The New York Times By Dhruv Khullar Dec. 22, 2016                                                     ...

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Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care Rest in Your Hands

This article was written for Hope Senior Home Care's blog by Hazel Bridges. Hazel is the creator of AgingWellness.org, a website that aims to provide health and wellness resources for aging seniors. She’s a breast cancer survivor. She challenges herself to live life to the fullest and inspire others to do so as well. We are proud to feature Hazel and encourage you to take a look at her website for even more information and resources. Planning and Paying for...

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Aging In Place

Aging in Place By Terri Murphy My father always said, “Stop wasting your breath. I’m not going anywhere. I’ve spent my whole adult life in this house and when my time is up, I’m going to die here in my own bed.” Unfortunately that is as far as his planning went. So when the time came, and he could no longer go upstairs to his bedroom or to shower, we had to scramble to honor his wishes. What is Aging...

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5 Options For Medications Not Covered By Medicare

Medicare is not a perfect system and sometimes medications fall through the cracks, this can become a huge issue. This article from Daily Caring gives five options for working around a medicare plan that doesn't cover all of your medication needs. Medicare doesn’t always cover all drugs Most older adults get prescription drug coverage through a Medicare Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. Each plan has a list of drugs that the plan will pay for, called a...

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6 Steps for Preventing Falls Among Your Older Loved Ones

There are a lot of preventative measures to take to avoid falling and while it may be inevitable, there are steps that every senior should try to take to avoid a fall. At Hope Senior Home Care we provide free home safety assessments to help improve the safety of your home. This article is from the National Council on Aging, we are not affiliated with them, we just like them! Did you know that one in four older Americans falls...

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Is Medicaid’s PACE Program Too Good to Be True?

There are 22 PACE locations in the state of Michigan, each state oversees these programs, they may vary from state to state. PACE (Program of All- inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a wonderful alternative to many traditional care options, keeping loved ones at home and giving them a place where they can get care, meals and participate in activities to keep them social and healthy. PACE permits seniors to live at home rather than residing in a care facility and...

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