Conversation on TV, radio and social media today continues to be about long-term care and the impact it has on the family, savings and lifestyle. There is advice for those already being caregivers.
Linda is a freelance writer interested in retirement planning, health and aging.
Social media is in the news. As more people experience a family member suffering from memory loss the issue is coming out of the shadows. People share their thoughts and feelings about dementia and long-term care.
American families are directly impacted by longevity. Aging means more of us require long-term care services. Family caregivers feel stress when no advance plan is in place often impacting their health and well-being.
The number of American’s who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia continues to grow. Carried service dogs can be an important part of the caregiving team. If you have a loved one who has memory loss a dog could help.
A university study shows the obvious. Caregiving is hard on family members. It places substantial burdens on careers and their own families. Long-Term Care Insurance can reduce the burdens if you plan.
If your elder Mom or Dad is transitioning to long-term care adding a pet to the caregiving team can be a huge benefit for both your parent and the animal.