Loved Ones Blog

How Much are Preventable Hospitalizations Really Costing Seniors and Caregivers?

Posted by CarePredict on Jul 12, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Healthcare costs in 2017 are expected to continue to rise, even outpacing inflation and social security. The biggest concern many people have is how much unnecessary medical spending is costing them.

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Topics: assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, senior health, Alzheimer’s, long-term care, memory care, dementia, measuring ADL, healthcare costs, medicare

Managing the Human Challenge of Dementia in Assisted Living

Posted by Donna Cusano on Jul 6, 2017 11:43:00 AM

For clinical and staff professionals in senior living communities, improving the quality of life for long-term care residents with dementia is part of the everyday mission of care. Over 50 percent of assisted living and nursing home residents have some form of cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s Association, 2007). The rapid growth of the 85+ population means this will only increase.

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Topics: measuring ADLs, assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, senior health, Alzheimer’s, long-term care, fall prevention, memory care, cognitive function, cognitive decline, dementia, residential care

Common Ways to Identify Depression in Seniors

Posted by CarePredict on Jun 22, 2017 1:32:51 PM

People think that depression is a normal part of aging. Many view it as a senior’s typical reaction when transitioning to an assisted living community or when suffering from chronic illness or loss. However, researchers have found that depression among residents in senior living communities is not only common, but also undertreated.

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Topics: Depression, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, senior health

3 Warning Signs That Your Senior Loved One's Health is Declining

Posted by CarePredict on Jun 8, 2017 10:22:00 AM

We all know that as we age our bodies decline mentally and physically. What’s surprising is when we experience it firsthand with our parents and grandparents. It’s a wake-up call that we may not be prepared to deal with, because it’s too painful, frustrating or time-consuming.

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Topics: measuring ADLs, activities of daily living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, functional health decline, senior health