Long Term Care Educational Series to be Held in Houston

Long Term Care Educational Series to be Held in Houston
As we age, we are constantly faced with change, but possibly none as overwhelming as the change that comes with waning health. Long term care is a common part of retirement and considering 7 in 10 American seniors will need long term care at one point, you’d think it would be a common part of ...

Finding the Best Nursing Homes in Texas

Finding the Best Nursing Homes in Texas
Long term care often brings about many difficult decisions that families must make. Along with the already stressful emotional aspects of dealing with a loved one who needs care, finding a good facility is at the top of the list of things families struggle with when faced with this kind of situation. Fortunately, US News ...

Betting on Your House for Retirement? Bet Again.

Betting on Your House for Retirement? Bet Again.
I’ve noticed talk lately about the different ways people plan to use their assets to fund their retirement. Some of the ideas are great and some are a stretch. One of these ideas that seems to be pushing the limits of realistic possibilities is that of using your housing assets as your main retirement plan. ...

Long Term Care Is a Women’s Issue

Long Term Care Is a Women's Issue
Long term care is a tough subject that many people are afraid to discuss or look into because thinking about ourselves as old and frail isn’t fun. It is necessary, though. When we begin to look at long term care and the risk that is poses to us in the future, it becomes clear that ...

North Texas Ombudsman Speaks to Area Seniors

North Texas Ombudsman Speaks to Area Seniors
As long term care becomes a more pressing issue across the country, it becomes even more important to raise awareness and encourage education about the subject. Area volunteers help improve the level of awareness throughout the community and provide crucial information to those who can benefit. A recent speaker in Texas helped do just that. ...

Ombudsman Programs Help Long Term Care Residents

Ombudsman Programs Help Long Term Care Residents
When the time comes for someone to need long term care, it is typically because they are unable to perform some daily tasks on their own. Bathing, dressing, cooking, food preparation, and getting around with ease are some of the activities that people are likely to need help with when they are in a long ...

Medicare Won’t Pay for Long Term Care

Medicare Won't Pay for Long Term Care
Most of us know someone who has needed long term care services at one point or another. Whether it was a grandparent, friend, or simply an acquaintance, it isn’t hard to recognize that long term care often has emotionally and financially devastating effects on families. Too often, people assume that Medicare will pay for their ...

Austin Home to Fastest Growing “Pre-Senior” Population

Austin Home to Fastest Growing
A study released by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Bookings Institute in Washington, DC highlights the extreme growth that is happening in the aging senior population across the United States, specifically in Texas. The report compiled by the Bookings Institute drew from data released in the 1990, 2000, and 2010 US censuses. The age classifications ...

Randy Travis to Receive Long Term Care After Heart Failure

Randy Travis to Receive Long Term Care After Heart Failure
Famous country singer Randy Travis has been through a rash of medical disasters this month, necessitating months of rehabilitation and long term care. Hospitalization and Stroke After suffering from viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure earlier this month, Randy Travis was hospitalized at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Plano, Texas. Just a couple days later, after ...