Posted on July 2, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingAs more and more states begin to re-open stores and restaurants, you might be asking yourself if it’s safe to visit an older loved one. Going months without visits can increase isolation and loneliness in senior adults, but they face a huge risk of developing serious complications if they contract COVID-19. What’s a family to do?
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Posted on June 4, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingAttorney Rob Slutsky of Slutsky Elder Law has been practicing law since 1992 with a primary focus on helping families navigate the eldercare maze. Today, families face a new challenge – navigating the maze of healthcare, finances, and all the paperwork that goes along with it under the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis.
Posted on June 3, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingGetting the news that a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness is never easy. Deciding when and how to tell others is yet another obstacle to overcome in that journey. Once a person becomes familiar with the medical terminology and comes to terms with the diagnosis themselves, it may be time to begin sharing this information with extended loved ones to keep them informed and expand the support system of the patient.
Posted on May 30, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingThere are over 100,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Every day 12 people die waiting for a kidney. The good news is that adults with two healthy kidneys can donate one to save the life of a known recipient (directed donation) or unknown recipient (non-directed donation).
Posted on May 10, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingAs the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, health officials have instilled in us the two most important lessons to stop the spread of disease: washing our hands with soap and water and social-distancing ourselves from others.
Posted on May 8, 2020 in Voices of CaregivingAs the world adapts to life during the COVID-19 crisis, adjustments are being made to keep everyone safe and healthy. Social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and masks are just a few of the ways people are protecting themselves and their loved ones. But what about those experiencing a chronic illness that requires the attention of a medical professional?