Could Your Medicare Part D Costs Be Reduced? (infographic)

Infographic describing current beliefs about Medicare Part D

It’s important to sign up for Medicare Part D when you enroll yourself or your loved one in Medicare.  But it’s also important to compare the various Medicare Part D plans so that you can ascertain that: 1. the medications being taken in your home are covered by that plan and 2. whether or not […]

Does Medicare Cover the Cost of Care in an Alzheimer’s Facility

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Question:  My mother is currently in skilled nursing following a recent hospitalization after a fall.  She has Alzheimer’s Disease and I don’t feel that we can care for her at home after her discharge.  Will Medicare cover the cost of her care in an Alzheimer’s care facility? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is NO. Medicare […]

More Than Just a Book For Caregivers

How To Keep Mom (and Yourself) Out of a Nursing Home: Seven Keys To Keeping Your Independence  – by Dr. David Fisher, Peter Bang and Frank Gutbrod I originally purchased this book thinking it was a resource for caregivers on keeping an aging parent out of a nursing home for as long as possible. I […]

Is HELP on The Way?


I recently learned of a wonderful program that was developed by Dr. Sharon K. Inouye and her colleagues at the Yale University School of Medicine to be used in hospitals worldwide.  The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is “a program for hospitals, designed to prevent delirium by keeping hospitalized older people oriented to their surroundings, meeting […]

Join the Eldercare Support Group


My goal is to offer encouragement, empathy, education and effective strategies to enrich your life as a care giver.  You and I are on the same journey and together we can find the joy in caring for our loved one.           Benefits of Membership: Access to every back issue of Taking […]