Adjusting to the New Normal: Balancing a Caregiver into Your Parent’s Life

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

4/6/17 10:57 AM

Balancing-Caregiver-into-Parents-Life-2000x700.jpgWhile it wasn’t an easy decision, you finally came to the conclusion that you could use some extra help caring for your parent. But now you feel overwhelmed again with all the “what ifs.” Where do you go from here? First, take a deep breath; then read on for some helpful tips to navigate senior home care.

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Topics: Assistive Care

Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury, Woman Relies on Specialized Care to Keep Her Safe at Home

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

3/27/17 3:56 PM

Kathy 2000x700 .jpegLife changed in an instant for Kathy Pollack in 2002 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. But it was the two subsequent strokes caused by her cancer treatment that really altered the course of her life. The strokes left this once-active woman with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and paralysis. As a result of her TBI, Kathy had many extended stays in hospitals, rehab facilities, and a nursing home. Her family, particularly her dedicated husband, Mike, wanted to bring Kathy home, where she belonged. With the help of BAYADA, Kathy eventually returned home to the upstairs apartment above Mike’s hardware store in Atco, NJ.

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Topics: Assistive Care

Expressing Your Wishes: The Importance of a Living Will and Health Care Proxy

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

3/23/17 4:09 PM

Importance-of-living-will-2000x700.jpgMedical knowledge and technology have advanced significantly in recent years, to the point where many medical interventions now are available to sustain life longer than ever before. But questions remain about what quality of life you wish to have, and those choices are very personal.

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Topics: Assistive Care

What is the Difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Posted by Attorney Charles “Chris” Bratton

3/17/17 4:48 PM

Difference-between-medicare-medicaid-2000x700.jpgThough most people have heard of Medicare and Medicaid, many have a hard time differentiating between the two. However, as people age and begin to look to their future, it is important to understand the difference with regards to long-term care.

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Topics: Assistive Care

Does Glaucoma Have Symptoms? Get Tested for This Sneaky Sight-Robber

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

3/16/17 2:11 PM

Does-Glaucoma-Have-Symptoms-2000x700.jpgWe all want to age gracefully, and part of that means staying as healthy and independent as we can into our “wisdom years.” A survey of Americans found that after cancer and heart disease, blindness ranks third as a major health fear of aging.

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Topics: Assistive Care