In the face of the ongoing pandemic, and the uncertainty that it provides, mental health and self-care is as important as it has ever been. According to the CDC, the most common conditions include...
Many factors help you determine the best course of action when you’re planning care based on age- based decline. Guardianship removes rights from incapacitated seniors aggressively, but it may be the term you're most familiar with. If you’re uncovering challenges in planning and family care, this is not your only route. As a caregiver, there are less restrictive options available to you in lieu of guardianship. In this blog from Grable Martin, we find some options to explore with you. As they note, “Texas courts have shown a reluctance to establish guardianships without sufficient evidence that less restrictive alternatives are inadequate to protect and provide for the needs of the incapacitated person”.
With the COVID-19 virus raging across the United States and the holiday season in full-swing, many long-distance caregivers are having to make difficult decisions about family traditions and gatherings. We've included CDC recommendations for going to and hosting a party, as well as ideas on how to keep the holiday spirit alive long-distance. For help navigating these difficult situations in the Austin, Texas area contact arrangeCARE today.
Today, more than one in five Americans are caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some point in the past 12 months. There are varying levels of difficulty with each caregiver's role, and with the growing population of caregivers this means more individuals need support dealing with physical, emotional, or financial stress. If this sounds like your situation, arrangeCARE is here to support you.
Scammers are exploiting the uncertainty and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how you can spot these new techniques and avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Often a client’s crisis is the factor that brings a Care Manager into their lives. Part of Care Management advocacy includes the willingness to work through the barriers that often occur in obtaining governmental or insurance benefits.
Many are able to manage the social isolation that comes from COVID-19 safety procedures, but seniors in nursing homes are having a tougher time than most and it may be affecting their health.
Each day brings new information on how the coronavirus is affecting our lives, especially for caregivers with seniors in a nursing home or care facility. Learn how arrangeCARE can help you make sense of it all.
Our friends at Older Adult Nest Egg have created a section of resources for family and friend caregivers of older adults. You can find the new resource at Older Adults Nest Egg. These resources...
Living in another home may affect a person’s health insurance coverage, even if a change of address is for a short time.
Today we're featuring a list of over 75 links and resources curated by Community Not Commodity that can help you, your family, and your community in the Austin, Texas area during these trying times.
If there is no longer a need for a court-ordered guardianship, evidence such as the Physician's Certificate of Medical Evaluation is needed. Through PROTECTS, arrangeCARE provides a well-considered, thoughtful evaluation that provides the Physician with a holistic, person-centered perspective.
People with aging parents can be surprised at the decreased abilities of older adults. Age-related decline happens rapidly. Often the older adult may feel the need to cover up any issues that they are experiencing.
Happy Holidays! Many people find this season to be a time of joy. It’s also a time of stress.
Anosognosia is a Greek-based word that can be translated as “without knowledge of disease.” It’s a condition in which a person with a disease or disability is unable to recognize something that is medically apparent.
Many of us heard the admonishment that we need to Honor Thy Mother and Father. This is really tough for persons who have experienced ongoing abuse and neglect at the hands of their parents.
We have a life-long love of the automobile. We are driving further. We are driving longer.
Happy Holidays! How can we minimize the stress, and maximize the joy? Here are some ideas.
Let’s talk about depression in older adults. You may notice that something is a bit “off” with your older loved one. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but something just isn’t right.
The sensationalistic television shows on hoarding have come and gone, leaving behind misinformation and myth.