Category: Seniors

Rutgers Launches a Hotline to Help Dementia Caregivers in New Jersey

March 19, 2015 Victor Medina Aging, Caregivers, Dementia, Elder Care, Family, Seniors 0 Comments

Life as a caregiver is tough — especially if you aren’t being paid for it. View image | gettyimages.com Studies show that the majority of America’s healthcare providers are gratuitous. That means they are uncompensated volunteers, usually family members, who assume the tremendous burden of elder care on their own. Caring for any senior is […]

Paying for Alzheimer’s: Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care

February 26, 2015 Victor Medina Alzheimer's, Elder Care, Long Term Care, Medicaid Planning, Medicare, Seniors 0 Comments

Few diagnoses are more devastating than Alzheimer’s, both in terms of its health toll and its extraordinary financial imposition on families. Paying for long-term care isn’t easy, especially if you or your parents haven’t already been saving for years. Even well in advance, finding the extra money to set aside for a long-term care fund […]

How Outer-Space Research May Lead to Better Care for Old Age

February 19, 2015 Victor Medina Aging, Elder Care, Seniors 0 Comments

Space may be the “final frontier,” but we’re still far away from reaping its whole harvest. Indeed, the distant discoveries of outer space continue to pay major dividends here at home. Take senior healthcare, for example. The Washington Post recently reported on scientist Millie Hughes-Fulford, who is currently conducting remote experiments aboard the International Space […]