Fri, 18 July 2008
Adult Day Care is a wonderful alternative for families struggling with the care of an aging or disabled parent, spouse or loved one. Adult Day Care centers can also provide supervision and assistance each day for a senior who is not quite ready for assisted living or long term care.
Each center has a staff of trained health care professionals, including registered nurses and therapists, to help those members with complex physical or psychological problems and needs. Adult Day Care centers provide a structured program that includes a variety of health, social and supportive services in a safe, protective environment.
Services are provided during daytime hours allowing caregivers the peace of mind they need to continue working or simply providing them with a much needed respite so they’re able to face the challenges of day to day care giving.
Members of Adult Day Care centers can look forward to a variety of challenging, interesting and entertaining activities each day. Their caregivers can feel confident that excellent medical and therapeutic care will be provided by an experienced staff of healthcare professionals. Most centers provide a light breakfast or morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. Operating hours can vary but most centers operate during standard working hours, Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Some centers have extended hours are open on weekends and holidays.For those individuals who meet the requirements, Medicaid, Veterans Administration and other funded programs cover adult day care services. Long term care insurance policies may also cover the cost of adult day care centers so it is important to examine your policy carefully.
Category:Long term care planning -- posted at: 5:28pm EST
Thu, 3 July 2008
Sometimes the senior can’t stay at home any longer. Yale discusses with Dan Yanofski, the owner of Elite Realtors of New Jersey, some of the challenges he faces in helping seniors sell their homes. Dan shares his opinions on how to make a home more marketable when it is a bit outdated and the two talk about when is the best time to sell.
For others, staying at home is still a viable option, but some assistance in needed. Yale sits down with Murray Goldsmith, of Spectrum Home Services, whose company, among other services, provides assistance to senior homeowners in making their home a safer place to live. Murray and Yale go from room to room as Murray explains how, in some cases, relatively small modifications can make it easier and safer for a senior to navigate through his/her home and help minimize the risk of a life changing accident.
Yale also takes time to answer listener emails on such topics as whether a power of attorney can be too old, the advantages and disadvantages of making a child a co-owner on a parent’s bank account and whether Medicaid or the nursing home can take your home away from you. Another information packed show that you won’t want to miss.
Elite Realtors of New Jersey 973-994-9009
Spectrum Home Services 973-251-2543