Transportation Options for Seniors in Fairfax County

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990 and since then has improved transportation options for seniors and disabled persons living in Fairfax County and beyond. The ADA is a federal civil rights law … [Read more...]

Federal Nursing Home Site Now Notes Troubled Facilities

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced recently that its Web site comparing nursing homes will now identify listed facilities that have a history of poor performance.From now on, the CMS Nursing … [Read more...]

Understanding a Caregiver’s Stress

A 2003 study of caregivers has proven that the off-repeated adage "stress can kill you" is true. The focus of the investigation was the effect the stress of caregiving had on caregivers. A team of researchers at Ohio State … [Read more...]

Caregivers Take Care

Caregiving can be very stressful and demanding. In the case of a healthy spouse or a child living with a disabled person at home, caregiving can be a 24 hour, 7 day a week commitment. But even for the caregiver not living in the … [Read more...]

BenefitsCheckUp.org – An Important Tool for Seniors

Millions of older Americans are eligible for, but may not be receiving, benefits from existing federal, state and local programs that help seniors pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs, according … [Read more...]

What is Long-Term Care?

When a person requires someone else to help with physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, this is long-term care. This help may be required for many of the activities or needs that healthy, active people take … [Read more...]

CCRC Resident Fights Move to Increased Level of Care

An 88-year-old California widow is challenging an attempt by her continuing care retirement community (CCRC) to move her from her private apartment to an assisted living unit. If she is successful, the outcome could set a legal … [Read more...]