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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