Category: General Advice

Does Hospice Take Your Assets
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Does Hospice Take Your Assets?

No. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 or older and persons with disabilities or serious illnesses, covers hospice care. You may also be covered under Medicaid federal and state government program that helps with medical costs…
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Hospice Home Health Aide Do
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What Does a Hospice Home Health Aide Do?

Hospice home health aides carry out a care plan with other professionals to ensure that patients receive personalized one-on-one care to enjoy the quality of life nearing its end. While hospice aids work in collaboration with doctors, nurses, bereavement specialists,…
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Hospice Home Health Care
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Is Hospice Considered Home Health Care?

Although hospice can be centered in hospitals, inpatient hospice centers, or extended-care facilities, many people in the last phases of the life-limiting disease usually receive hospice care in their home. Hospice allows the patient to live independently, receiving care in…
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elderly behavioral issues

Behavioral Problems in Older Adults

Family members caring for aging loved ones often deal with unusual or upsetting behaviors from the person in their care. If you are a caregiver to an elderly family member, you can expect to experience anything from impulsivity and temper…
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Depression in the Elderly

What Causes Depression in the Elderly?

Your loved one’s depression can be caused by: Chronic illness Injury Stressful life events Pain or discomfort Dementia and decline in cognitive functions Loneliness Grief Some aging adults also experience a reduced sense of purpose, which often causes anxiety and…
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Dementia in Aging Population

Dementia in the Aging Population

Dementia is another common health condition in the elderly. The term dementia describes a group of symptoms that boil down to a deterioration in cognitive functions, behavior, personality, and social skills. The severity of this decline impairs the older adult’s…
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Difficult Elderly Mother

How do You deal with a Difficult Elderly Mother?

No matter how unsettling your mother’s new behavior issues may be, always keep in mind that her anger and aggressive behavior come from feelings of confusion and discomfort. Don’t judge or try to discipline your elderly mother with dementia or…
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Adults Experience Anger

Why Do Aging Adults Experience Anger and Aggression?

Aging persons with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia often experience personality changes and cognitive impairment that cause irritability and mood swings. Angry outbursts and aggression are common with dementia, and it may get worse as the condition progresses. Also,…
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What Do You Do if Your Mother Becomes Mentally Ill? Mental illness can cause many challenges for aging adults, their families, and caregivers. It can make adapting to life changes more difficult, causing your mother to refuse home care, avoid…
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What Helps Elderly Anxiety
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What Helps Elderly Anxiety?

To help your loved one manage anxiety: Try to recognize what triggers the feelings of discomfort and uneasiness Help your elderly family member avoid or learn to handle these triggers Ask their doctor about medication therapy and psychotherapy Help them…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.