adult-daycare
Caregiver Information, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Dec 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Adult Daycare May Help Your Loved One Live at Home Longer

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’re a caregiver to a loved one and feel guilty taking a break from your responsibilities, know this — of those caring for someone aged 65 or older, the average age of the caregiver is 63 years old, and one third of these caregivers are considered to be in fair to poor health.

drug abuse
Caregiver Information | Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Think Older Adults Don’t Abuse Prescription Drugs? Think Again.

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

In order for prescription drugs to work properly, they need to be taken correctly. The right dose has to be taken at the right time on the right day. Depending on the drug, it may need to be taken with food or on an empty stomach. If a person takes their medication incorrectly, it could spell trouble, especially for older adults. That’s because as a person gets older, it’s harder for the body to break down the drug, causing it to stay in the body longer than it would in a younger person. Depending on the type of drug, it may even put an older person at higher risk for falls and other injuries.

caregiver support
Caregiver Information, Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Nov 11, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Caregiver Resources to Help You Help Your Veteran

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Did you know that families provide 80 percent of the long-term, caregiver care in the U.S.?

pills
Caregiver Information | Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Senior substance abuse: the new age of addiction

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A hidden epidemic. That’s what Dr. Jamie Huysman calls the rising rate of seniors addicted to alcohol and drugs.

hearing aids
Caregiver Information | Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Why won’t you wear your hearing aids?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Slowly over time, the television becomes so loud it drowns out everything in the room. You found yourself making sure to have eye contact with your loved one before you start speaking. Simple questions can turn into frustrating arguments.

aphasia
Caregiver Information | Tue, Jan 06, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Aphasia: 7 Tips to Help Make Communicating Easier

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Does your loved one have aphasia and one or both of you get frustrated when trying to communicate with each other? You may hold the key to better communication.

caregiver burnout
Caregiver Information, Health & Wellness | Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Respite Care for Caregivers: Give Yourself a Break!

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Alzheimer’s disease
Caregiver Information | Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By Dr. Jamie Huysman, Vice President, UnitedHealthcare

pet benefits
Caregiver Information, Health & Wellness | Tue, Nov 19, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Caregiving Is Going to the Dogs (and Cats)

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By Dr. Jamie Huysman, Vice President, UnitedHealthcare

family caregivers
Caregiver Information | Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network