Tag Archives: At Home Care

Funding Long Term Care

Many people don’t think about their potential long term care needs until they’re faced with the need for long term care.  When faced with the emotional and physical turmoil of a loved one’s long term care needs, families quickly learn … Continue reading

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Kelly Answers the $64 Question

Did you know that The $64 Question was a popular radio quiz show? During the 1940s, “That’s the $64 question” became a common catchphrase for a particularly difficult question or problem.  When the show moved to television, it became The $64,000 Question! Recently, … Continue reading

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My Parents Were Unprepared for a Health Crisis (But Fortunately, Four Pillars Was There to Help)

In September of 2011, I dropped by my parents’ house for quick overnight visit.  I had been there less than a month earlier, and at that time, our Dad exhibited some of the forgetfulness one expects with an aging parent.  … Continue reading

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley Battles Mom’s Dementia

Celebrities may seem to lead fabulous lives, but even their families and loved ones are not immune from the devastating effects of dementia.  In a new Redbook magazine article, Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, opens up about the slow and … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Laws Extending to Cover Home Care Aides

The Obama Administration has announced that it will extend the U.S. minimum wage and overtime laws, created under the Fair Labor Standards Act, to cover home care aides who assist the elderly and disabled, allowing them to remain in their … Continue reading

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Forget-Me-Nots of Wilmington Early Stage Dementia Education and Support Group

The newest community resource for individuals experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia is Forget-Me-Nots.   The monthly program is designed for both care recipients and caregivers who will meet simultaneously in separate groups at the … Continue reading

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Andrew Zeldin Creates a New Community Resource for Those with Early Stage Dementia

As a teenager, Andrew Zeldin watched his parents care for his grandmother and great aunt, both of whom suffered from dementia.  This firsthand experience, with the challenges and complexities of caring for a loved one suffering from Early Stage Dementia, … Continue reading

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Sandwich Generation Continues to Grow

Those people who find themselves caring for sick and/or elderly relatives continue to increase. According to the Pew Research Center, four out of ten adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member.  Although these increasing numbers can … Continue reading

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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

While reverse mortgages may look like no-lose propositions on the surface, they also have some significant downsides. First, the closing costs for these loans are about double those for conventional mortgages. For example, closing costs on a $110,000 reverse mortgage … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages: The Basics

Under our “system” of paying for long-term care, you may be able to qualify for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care, but in most states there’s little public assistance for home care. Most people want to stay at home … Continue reading

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