Have you ever met someone who just rubbed you the wrong way? Or met someone you instantly liked? That’s chemistry—relationship chemistry. Now, imagine not having the choice to decide which of those persons you’d like to be partnered with. That’s why the care receiver/caregiver matching process is important. Being partnered with the right caregiver can…

The Truth About Home Care Many people don’t understand what home care is. Those who do often have a lot of misconceptions. Let’s put some of those misconceptions and myths to rest. 1) Home Care is Expensive This is the most common misconception about home care. Most clients receive about 20 hours of care per…

Triangle Senior Centers: Providing Services, Activities and Information to the Community Whether you need to know how to find services to maintain your independence or are simply looking for a way to meet new people, stop by a Triangle J Area on Aging senior center and you’ll probably find exactly what you need … and…

January 1 to February 14, 2015 marks the annual Medicare Advantage disenrollment period. During this time a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan may leave their plan and return to Original Medicare. If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you will have until February 14 to also join a Medicare Prescription…

retirement communities

What More Could You Need? Leaving your home, where you’ve lived for years, can be difficult. When you finally decide to pack up and move to a retirement community, wouldn’t it be nice to know that—despite how much care you need down the road—you’ll never have to move again? What Are Continuing Care Retirement Communities…

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Ask The Expert: Hospice Care Dr. Stephen Marsh, M.D., Medical Director for Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice in Raleigh, NC     Q: Is Hospice a place? A: Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice Care can be provided in any place the patient calls home, whether it is a personal…

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Ask The Expert: Home Health Care Leigh Layne, RN with Heartland Home Health in Raleigh, North Carolina   Q: Can I receive home health services if I go to church? A: Yes, if leaving your home is a taxing effort. In other words, if you drive to church effortlessly, and walk without requiring assistance; I…

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Ask The Expert: Geriatric Depression Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina   Learn more about Geriatric Depression here.     Q: What is Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)? A: ECT refers to the most effective…