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5 Ways to Alleviate Stress While Being a Caregiver

Did you know that 29% of adults in the United States are caregivers for an elderly relative? And two-thirds of them are females who are also caring for their own children at home? It’s true, which means there is a good chance that this situation sounds all too familiar. While you absolutely love your family and would do anything for them, that doesn’t mean you are immune to the stressors that accompany caring for another human being. To make sure...

Posted: April 30, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Resources for Seniors in Connecticut

The Greater Bridgeport Elderly Service Council meets every month on the first Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Middlebrook Farms Assisted Living, 2750 Reservoir Avenue in Trumbull, CT. Those who attend are professionals who work in businesses related to the elderly, however, any one in the community can attend. Every month there is a guest speaker presenting helpful information. Some of the topics Marie Allen, Executive Director of the South Western Area Agency on Aging (SWCAA) spoke on were...

Posted: April 16, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

What To Know About Hospital Stays & Observation Status

You are feeling ill and you aren’t quite sure how serious it is. You might have pneumonia, you might have the flu, or perhaps it’s something even worse. When you arrive at the ER, the doctors perform a variety of tests, have you fill out admission paperwork and put you into a room. At this point, you probably assume you are officially an inpatient, and you will receive Medicare benefits accordingly—including coverage of the doctor-recommended stay at a nursing home...

Posted: March 30, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Best Elderly Care Advocate

When you need help with financial assistance or community resources, a Social Worker or Social Service Representative can be your best advocate. Human Services or Social Service Departments are provided by your local towns.  Each town may run a little differently but in general, the Social Service’s staff can help individuals apply for financial entitlement programs such as the Elderly/Disabled Renter’s Rebate Program, Elderly/Disabled Property Tax Relief Program, Energy Assistance, Medicaid programs and Medicare Counseling.  They can also assist with...

Posted: March 20, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

What to Know for Elders With Pneumonia

Surely you have heard about pneumonia. It can be a scary diagnosis, but the good news is that if it is discovered early and treated promptly, a full recovery is very likely. Which means it is especially important for you to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of pneumonia so you can get yourself or your loved one the care they need. What is Pneumonia? In short, pneumonia is an infection of the lungs in which the air...

Posted: February 20, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Family Recipe Brings Back Elderly’s Appetite

The holidays are over, another year has passed and we are left with additional memories of family and friends.  I am reflecting on the joy I brought my parents this past holiday season and wanted to share the experience with you. My 93 year old mother had surgery last year and since then her health has been declining.  Mom tells me her appetite is gone and my dad, who tries his best, is just not the cook my mom used...

Posted: January 13, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none