Affordable Care Act: What is it designed to do?

As we are aware, a major goal of the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) signed into law on March 23, 2010, is to put consumers back in charge of their health care and to correct some of the egregious practices of insurance companies (i.e., terminating health plans of patients that are currently ill), especially […]

Hit the road with the elderly loved one in your care: Tips for a stress free vacation

With summer about to go into full swing, you’re likely making plans for the annual family getaway, a time to pack up the kids, the car, and take a break from the daily routine. But if you’re planning on including your elderly loved one in your care as part of the trip, there are a […]

When It’s Time to Take the Keys Away

How would you react if you were sitting in the back seat, one of your parents were driving, and they became slightly confused when it came time to take an exit? Or if they brushed a curb while driving down the road?   Most people wouldn’t consider either situation alarming, but what if your loved one […]

Q&As about RMA: Managing symptoms easier when armed with knowledge

If the elderly loved one in your care is one of the estimated 1 percent of the world population who lives daily with the pain and discomfort of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), then you’ve likely witnessed firsthand the pain that accompanies this condition. Defining RA But, what, exactly, is RA? The condition is actually an autoimmune […]