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Rating Nursing Homes and Senior Care Services. A Yelp for Elder Care is Needed. by Mark Willaman ( Posted Wed 15 Jul 2009 6:24pm 1 Comment An article from the Washington Post titled Nursing-Home Ratings Earn Mixed Reviews    discusses the debate about whether a new website run by the federal government to compare nursing homes is meeting the public's needs. The online tool rates nursing homes on a scale of one to five stars for such measures as number of employees, state health ... Read on »
How to Start a Conversation About Elder Care And Senior Living by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Wed 24 Nov 2010 12:00am If you’re headed off to see your parents for Thanksgiving or other seasonal holidays, you may find that there are surprises in store for you. Adult children arriving from a distance are often shocked at how their elders’ health has failed. Even though parents who have not seen their adult children for a time can perk up and seem to b ... Read on »
Starting a family conversation about elder care and senior living by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00am Many adult children worry about their aging parents and would like to create a living plan based on their parents’ wishes, should various problems occur. Bringing up the topic, however, can be a challenge. That’s why Eldercarelink has created the downloadable brochure “Where Will Our Family Be in Five Years? How to Create a Living Pl ... Read on »
Dictionary of ElderCare Terminology Available by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 08 May 2013 9:00am Walter Feldesman published the first edition of his Dictionary of Eldercare Terminology .   It remains the first and only dictionary defining eldercare words and terms. At 95, Feldesman has just released the third edition of the dictionary and is making it available online through the National Council on Agings website. “Walter ... Read on »
ElderCare Overview: Where to Start, What to Do by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 12:00am Every caregiver's journey is different, but we share many situations that help us understand one another. Some of us watch while our elders slowly lose ground and need more assistance as often happens when people have dementia. Some of us find ourselves caregivers overnight, as can happen if a loved one has had a debilitating stroke. ... Read on »
The Future of Elder Care: Part 1: Elder Cohousing by cclark Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 12:47am Monday, November 17, 2008 The Future of Elder Care: Part 1: Elder Cohousing In my work with families who are placing a loved one in a care community, I am often asked about the future of long term care. Many people I talk with are uncomfortable with the concept of long term care for themselves but think it’s adequate for their parents. I ... Read on »
Ways To Pay For Elder Care by CK Wilde Health Maven Posted Tue 24 Aug 2010 11:22am In a matter of seconds, terror had drained the color from my father’s gaunt face. I had no idea that my question would frighten him. “Dad, you need help around the house. Why won’t you hire someone to help you?” I pressed him not willing to take no for an answer. “Because I’m afraid I’ll run out of money!” his voice waivered. “Oh… ... Read on »
Elder Care & Child Care: Family Leave is Needed for Both by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 14 May 2009 4:32pm "What impressed me, in particular, were the families we heard from that have both elder-care and child-care responsibilities. You could really see the increased elder-care responsibilities." The above quote is from an article titled, "Labor Department assesses concerns about family leave act: Officials review feedback from workers and fir ... Read on »
Ensure you get your loved ones in an Elder care service that cares! by silverspringinhomecare Posted Sun 21 Nov 2010 7:45pm If you are someone that has parents  who are very old and you will not be able to take care of them  properly, then you should consider the Maryland In-home care.  If you are an individual that has parents  who are very much old and you cannot take care of them properly  anymore, then why not consider taking them to a Maryland In-home care facilit ... Read on »