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Care Plan Meetings

Care Plan Meetings

By Barbara A. Miller, R.N. What is a care plan meeting? When an individual is admitted to a skilled nursing home, the staff has regularly scheduled meetings (within fourteen days of admission and then quarterly) regarding the care and progress of a patient. Who...

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Employers of Caregivers

A recent study by Met Life estimated that employees having caregiving responsibilities to elder family members cost U.S. employers approximately $13.4 billion per year. The study cites a number of factors contributing to this cost: • employees providing eldercare were...

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Avoiding Scams

In my work as an elder law attorney, I have heard of many situations of vulnerable elders falling prey to scam artists. Vulnerable elders and their families need to be aware of techniques that scam artists use to gain information. One scheme that the scam artists use...

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Caregiver Risks

Caring for an elderly person with dementia can be very taxing. Often family members undertake the role of caregiver gradually, without a realization of how difficult the task can become. However, those providing care need to understand that by undertaking the role,...

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Home for the Holiday

The annual trek to the family homestead for the holiday can bring more stress than joy for adults with elderly, disabled or chronically-ill parents. Mom’s chronic condition is getting worse. Dad can barely take care of himself, let alone manage mom’s needs. The bills...

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When is Guardianship Necessary

Guardianship is a protective legal proceeding for incapacitated persons who are unable to manage their own affairs. Through the process of guardianship, certain or all of an individual's rights are removed. The law provides extensive procedural safeguards to insure...

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