Ombudsmen serve on the front line of protecting vulnerable residents in nursing homes and assisted living.
Family members of all kinds have fought over money matters since time immemorial, but it may be worse for cash-strapped caregiving families. The costs of caregiving activities, including hiring aides, buying supplie, and covering medical and pharmacy copays, negatively affect family caregivers’ pocketbooks and morale.
Assisted living communities and other healthcare settings cited for previous COVID-19 safety violations are facing additional pandemic-related scrutiny from the federal government.
White House officials on Monday outlined more than 20 separate actions, many of them sought by advocates and opposed by the industry.
Why Elder Law Is Necessary? In two words: baby boomers.
Estate Planning may not be something you necessarily WANT to think about, but it could protect your interests and wishes long after you are gone.
For some, retirement means ‘where will we play today’s round of golf?’ For others, it could mean, ‘do I pay for my meds or my rent?’ In either case, a few concerns touch every retiree. The topic of long-term care is one of them, at least subconsciously. The question that causes more than a few sleepless nights is, ‘What happens when I can’t take care of myself anymore?’
The COVID-19 pandemic increased demand for and complexity of care, accelerating existing trends toward longer duration and more acute long-term care.
For older people and people with disabilities, solving everyday practical problems can be the difference between being able to live at home or being forced to move to an institution. Sometimes people need help getting dressed or making meals. Sometimes they need help managing medications or shopping for groceries.
Amazon has two new programs that integrate Alexa into hospitals and senior living communities, the company announced today.