Assisted Living Today Blog

3 Simple Ways to Prevent a UTI in Elderly Women


Urinary tract infections, or UTI’s, are more than a painful medical condition. Left untreated, these infections can spread through the body. The leading cause of sepsis, an undiagnosed and untreated UTI can ultimately result in death. For caregivers of elderly patients, learning how to recognize a UTI can be tricky as the symptoms are varied. […]

Medicare Cuts May Force Doctors to Turn Away Patients


The Battle is just beginning For millions of baby boomers about to turn 65 and begin utilizing their Medicare benefits, the battle of finding a physician who accepts the government-run health care plan may be just beginning. With ‘Obamacare’ politics having significantly affected Medicare, some physicians are refusing to accept or are significantly limiting the […]

Seniors in Assisted Living Facilities Could Be Evicted when Funds Dry Up


Budget talks are consuming. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or where you live, financial uncertainty will affect you one way or another, this includes patients in assisted living facilities. As states prepare for the 2012 fiscal year to begin, many have made budgetary changes to their Medicaid program.  Some of which […]

Hospice & Assisted Living – Hospice Care Combined with Assisted Living


It has long been thought that when a resident at an assisted living facility is declining in health, the only option is to give up their “home” and enter a nursing home.  But, this isn’t necessarily the case.  For many terminal patients their final wish is to die at home, and for many home is […]

AFA Teens Interview – Interview with Alzheimer’s Foundation of America for Teens Carol Steinberg


Carol Steinberg of AFA Teens was kind enough to spend some time with us recently – below is the audio from the interview she gave us as well as a transcript. Carol offers some great tips for teenage relatives of people dealing with Alzheimer’s. AFA Teens is a site dedicated to mobilizing teens nationwide to […]

The Best Blogs for Seniors – Best Senior Living and Elderly Care Blogs


When seeking advice about senior care, assisted living, healthcare or caregiving, the web is full of information.  Many sites are designed by professional experts and those who are experts of circumstance.  These blogs span the realm of senior oriented material, from the tech savvy senior to the caregiver raising their children while caring for their […]

Dealing with Early On-Set Dementia – An Interview with Holly Eburne


Holly Eburne is a life energy coach who has a background in physical therapy, and also has personal experience with early on-set dementia as her husband was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia at the age of 57. Holly was kind enough to share some of her personal experiences along with practical advice for caregivers in the interview […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Home Health Aide


Yesterday we posted three disadvantages to in-home senior care, but as we noted in the post: there are many instances when in-home care is indeed the best choice. Everyone wants to do what’s best for their aging parents, but it can be hard to know when it is time to hire some extra help. Home […]

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Membership Announcement


We are proud to announce that Assisted Living Today has been accepted as a member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. As an AFA member, our organization is recognized as being dedicated to aiding individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, memory care and related illnesses, and their caregivers and families. If you’d like to learn more about […]

3 Disadvantages to In-Home Senior Care Services


For many senior citizens, the emerging opportunities to receive in-home care as they age are welcomed. Many seniors fear being placed in nursing homes after reaching a point where they can no longer live independently, and they view in-home care as a better option than nursing homes or hospitals. And while senior home care services […]