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Caring for Elders… and Yourself

Nancy Nall Reporting For all the attention paid to such issues as nursing-home costs, much less is spent on a quieter revolution in health care – children who care for elderly parents. According to the […]

06/01/2010

Home Health Care: What Medicare Covers

Anne Osmer Reporting With the U.S. population rapidly aging, the use of home health care services continues to increase. The good news is that Medicare will pay for many of these services. Taking advantage of home health […]

06/01/2010

A Day With a Home Care Physical Therapist

Anne Osmer Reporting When I first meet Mark Heitchue, physical therapist for Residential Home Health, I’m struck by his height.  He’s really tall.  Six foot five, to be exact.  He’s also sturdily built, trim but […]

06/01/2010

Home Fall Prevention Tips

According to the  Area Agency on Aging 1-B, falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths among seniors. For older adults, safety in their homes is a number one concern.  Older adults are hospitalized […]

06/01/2010

Aging at Home

from Detroit at Home News Simple modifications such as wider doorways, “curbless” shower enclosures with floor-level entry and easier access to step-down living rooms are among modifications that let seniors avoid being uprooted if one […]

06/01/2010

Non-Medical Help at Home for Seniors

Anne Osmer Reporting The goal of many aging seniors is to continue living at home for as long as possible.  Non-medical home care can help seniors and their families accomplish that goal by providing basic […]

06/01/2010

Senior Safety in the Home

Anne Osmer Reporting Do you have an aging parent or relative you’re worried about? Or perhaps you’re a senior yourself, concerned about your well-being.  There’s good reason to be concerned. According to the Home Safety […]

06/01/2010

Innovative Food Service Options Featured at Local Long-Term Care Facilities

Anne Osmer Reporting When you think of dining options at a nursing home or long-term care facility, what comes to mind?  Barring very high-end facilities with the high-end price tags that go along with them, […]

05/27/2010

Healthcare Center Looks to Residents to Help Guide Facility

Anne Osmer Reporting The moment I walk in St. Anthony Healthcare Center in Warren, I sense a good vibe.  I’m here to interview administrator Teri Clark, and she greets me warmly in the hotel-like lobby […]

05/27/2010

Getting Started: Housing

Nancy Nall Reporting  We can take the best possible care of ourselves, but no one lives forever, and we need to be prepared for the inevitable declines of age, as well as informed on what benefits […]

05/27/2010

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