The number of adults aged 85 and older is expected to quadruple by 2040, so the health and caregiving industries will need to make some drastic changes to keep up (including more support for care staff). This guide reviews the changes to senior health care that will need to happen in order to create a sustainable environment for both caregivers and patients.
To help combat this crucial issue, our experts at Bankrate created a guide that breaks down the rise of medical debt in the U.S., some of the most common medical expenses, how to avoid medical debt, and whether homeowners should consider using a HELOC to pay emergency medical bills.
Oak Street Health provides professional, friendly medical care to Medicare patients and adults over 65 years of age. We focus on creating more time with your primary care doctors, rides to appointments and back home for eligible patients, as well as help with understanding and making the most of your Medicare benefits and insurance.
Free Chronic Disease Self-Management workshops offered by Presbyterian and our other partners throughout the state. These are FREE, 6- week workshops offered in English & Spanish virtually via Zoom and some over the phone. In-person classes will also be resuming soon! The classes are each about 2 ½ hours and are open to caregivers and those they are caring for. They are a wonderful activity for caregivers and care recipients to attend together. Workshops topics include: general chronic disease, chronic pain, diabetes, cancer and positive self-management for HIV.
Presbyterian Community Health offers lots of other fun, beneficial classes that would be great for caregivers and/or for caregivers and care recipients to take together (such as interactive cooking classes).
It’s no secret that many things change as you age but your level of comfort in your living space shouldn’t. Use this home safety for seniors guide so you can provide a rental that has the proper modifications to ensure a safe and fall-proof living space.
Our mission is to make nurse practitioner education more accessible for working nurses. In addition to our comprehensive database of online nurse practitioner programs, we provide thorough information on specialty areas, education requirements, and other useful guides.
Nurses are critical to patient health, patient satisfaction, and the overall quality of care that individuals receive. Companionship, compassion, and other skills outside of the technical realm can all improve a patient’s quality of life. These elements combine to create effective care and better health outcomes.
Senior isolation is one of the biggest threats to the health of America’s seniors, while it remains among the most difficult to recognize. Learn more about America’s Quietest Health Risk and see how you can help your loved ones.
As we age, our risk for falling increases, as does the danger of health complications that falls can cause. These simple methods and free resources can help you and your loved ones reduce the risk of falls.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s are life altering conditions for the individuals experiencing them, as well as their caregivers, and, unfortunately, a large number of healthcare systems may not be prepared to provide high-quality care to these patients. Whether you’re just starting as a new nurse or medical professional, or a son or daughter taking on a painful new burden I believe that this guide is an excellent place to start.
This guide easily explains the basics of Medicare for new beneficiaries. Medicare won’t take care of all of your health care costs but this article helps decipher options based on your specific lifestyle.
This article discusses what folks can expect when it comes to assisted living coverage and their Medicare. This guide also highlights custodial care and other alternatives.
Bedrock Recovery Center is a state of the art Drug Rehab & Alcohol Detox facility designed to treat substance use disorder in an inpatient residential treatment setting. Our mission is to provide trauma informed, evidenced based addiction treatment in a culturally humble and gender responsive environment.
At Delphi Behavioral Health Group, our facilities are built on achieving results through unique detox, treatment, and residential programs. Through each program, our highly trained professionals will be there to help you through medical and behavioral challenges, giving you the tools to reach lasting recovery. This unique focus on excellence in service defines what we call the Delphi Difference.
Nursing Home Abuse Center was founded to expose the widespread abuse and neglect that occurs in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Our mission is to educate seniors and their loved ones of these horrors so that we can work together to stop the cycle of abuse harming our seniors.
MedicarePlans.com provides easy-to-understand healthcare information through educational programs, interactive resources, and functional tools. It is their goal to guide seniors through all of the available Medicare plan options and provide a list of helpful community organizations.
Navigating medical expenses can be tough and unfortunately many people delay seeking care because of the cost. This guide breaks down government programs and non-profit organizations that can help individuals pay medical bills and other related medical costs
Knowing what to look for in a rental unit as a senior can be difficult. This guide goes through what questions to ask, resources that assist with housing costs, and a checklist to help you easily vet potential rental properties.
Addiction Resource is an informational content guide serving individuals and their families who struggle with substance use disorders, and mental health disorders. Our site works by providing free, up-to-date, accurate, and evidence-based information to help individuals seek recovery.
Drug Rehab Services operates an online substance abuse resource that has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 15 years. This is done through their regularly updated database of treatments and providing education to addicts and family members. Our goal is to help the individual find what addiction services are going to give the individual the best chance at success
AssistedLiving.org gathered data for over 20,000 assisted living communities serving seniors across the U.S., and nearly 100 statewide. Here is a dedicated section that provides extremely well-detailed and thorough information for families and senior citizens in New Mexico
Lung Cancer Center is here to provide the information and resources you need to understand the diagnosis. Are you a patient, loved one, caregiver, or even just a student? Learn more about what a lung cancer diagnosis is and the best way to fight it medically and legally.
As Alzheimer’s disease continues to become a growing concern in New Mexico, more and more people are in need of reliable memory care facilities. This guide will cover the cost of memory care in New Mexico, financial assistance options for paying for memory care, free memory care resources in the state, and a directory of memory care facilities in New Mexico.
At Detox Local we provide a nationwide directory of detox centers for both drugs and alcohol. As per our name, the focus is on detox centers near you. Our comprehensive directory lists detox centers by state, zip code, or through an interactive map. Depending on the specific drug someone was using, they may need a certain type of detox and that is made easy at Detox Local.
After the age of 65, new oral challenges are introduced as the body continues to age. Common conditions that affect seniors include dry mouth, oral cancer, root decay, and gum diseases. When a senior loses all or some of their natural teeth from tooth decay, gum disease, or an injury, dentures are placed to restore some chewing function and aesthetics.
All content published on NewMouth is created by our team of journalists, researchers, and those experienced in the medical writing industry. All pages and topics on the website are fact-based and sourced from current scientific research, such as scholarly articles, dentistry textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals.
As a member of the elderly community or indeed somebody caring for an elderly person, this guide by Covonia will give you important pieces of information on how to avoid getting sick, and how to care for coughs and colds should they happen.
New Mexico is home to a rapidly growing number of senior citizens, with adults over 65 making up an estimated 17 percent of the population. Families looking for assisted living in New Mexico (NM) have a wide array of communities to choose from. Assisted living communities in New Mexico were formally referred to as adult residential care facilities by the state. As of 2018, the correct technical term for these communities within the state was assisted living facilities (ALFs).
For over 20 years we’ve been helping families like yours connect with leading mesothelioma lawyers. There are many law firms that handle mesothelioma and asbestos cases. Choosing the right law firm for your family can be overwhelming. We clear through the confusion and help you connect with only the top lawyers nearest to you.
Mesothelioma Hub is your ultimate source for the latest information about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. Our mission is simple: to connect mesothelioma patients and their families with the educational, medical, and legal resources they need.
Since 2003, our leadership team has strived to provide patients and their families with information and resources to deal with debilitating asbestos-related diseases. We partner with one of the country’s most experienced mesothelioma law firms and have established relationships with some of the nation’s most renowned mesothelioma treatment specialists.
The cost of senior care varies significantly between providers across the nation and even within the same city. Our senior care cost analysis compares the costs of senior care services in the United States.
Maryville’s online Senior Living Management degree teaches students how to lead and redefine modern long-term care services.
The average latency period that mesothelioma takes to develop is anywhere from 20-40 years. Since this period is so long, mesothelioma usually affects older adults in their 60’s and 70’s. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our information services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.
The resource reviews the challenges of caregiving from long-distance, how to build relationships with providers remotely, advice for taking care of oneself, and provides additional resources for support.
Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. They offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to strengthening the quality of human service support by strengthening the direct support workforce. The group has representatives from the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities, child welfare, education, and many others in the human services community.
National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
Katie Stone, Executive Director at the New Mexico Autism Society, worked on creating “Autism ID” with the NM Center for Development and Disability. You can download the form and create an “ID” for yourself or someone in your family who has autism. This could be useful for air travel security, for interactions with police, security, emergency or health professionals.
Putting Your Paycheck to Work The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has educational tools available to help caregivers better understand their paychecks. Putting Your Paycheck to Work includes online resources free for anyone to view or download. Resources include tips for caregiver employees on how to better understand and manage your paycheck, understanding your paystub, establishing direct deposit and accessing work supports such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Employers of caregivers–especially HR professionals–can use these materials too, helping employees better understand wages, deductions and workplace benefits. So take a look at Putting Your Paycheck to Work, available from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
This hour-long weekly radio show airs 6 p.m. Sundays on NewsTalk 930 (AM) KLUP in the Greater San Antonio region. Hosted by nationally recognized gerontologist Carol Zernial and veteran broadcaster Ron Aaron, and featuring author/psychologist Dr. James Huysman PsyD, LCSW, Caregiver SOS On Air explores issues important to you.
The New Mexico Caregivers Coalition (NMCC) was created to enhance and promote family and professional direct care workers, supporting their professional development and advancing issues of importance to the field of long-term and direct care. We provide training, career development and advocacy for NM’s family and professional caregivers.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination. Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.
The Caregiver Teleconnection program has one-hour conference calls, at no cost. These sessions cover a wide range of interesting topics related to the care you provide to your loved one. You can get expert advice, ask questions and talk to other people who are also providing care.
Operation Family Caregiver provides free and confidential support to the families of those who have served our nation. We help the families of returning service members and veterans adjust to the “new normal” by coping more effectively with problems they never imagined. Our specially trained coaches help military families learn how to overcome the obstacles they face and to manage any challenges that might come along.
The ConsumerAffairs Assisted Living Guide includes expert information and verified consumer reviews on senior living facilities. It also offers advice on what qualities to consider when choosing a senior living facility such as amenities, onsite offerings, and staff qualifications.
This interactive, safe space offers a number of opportunities for individuals, family members and caregivers to ask questions, share their experiences, and connect with those who understand the impact of paralysis. Reeve Connect has five categories that are moderated by fellow community members and experts who are eager to engage and offer support. Reeve Connect Categories: Newly Paralyzed, New Normal, Health & Wellness, Relationships, What Works.