The Pre-Planning Tips for Senior Care

I do believe in the saying that if you have poor planning on your part, it does not constitute an emergency on your side as well. It is better to be prepared than to regret the day it might come.


Before I am a single person, I was closely connected to my local senior care community because it is my passion to help the people in need particularly the old people. I always make sure I have time to go there and I am frequently reminded of how important it is to have a pre-planning process of ways when the time comes you reached the senior age or for your future senior care.

Whenever I visit the local senior care community before, I can see families who are caught off guard and sometimes be overwhelmed by the bills or payments when the crises occurs especially those families who don’t have pre-planning in place.

That is why I am now here to teach you that having legal documents, financial preparations and senior care options are crucial in everyone’s part so that you can explore it and it can mean the world of difference in your journey when you reach the senior care days. Here are the things you need to know about pre-planning for senior care:

  1. Have legal pre-planning for senior care process

This is one of the most important process to any senior care plan you are about to face when the time comes. No matter how this journey goes for you and to your loved one or family, at some point, the legal issues will rise and you need to settle it before it is too late. Doctor and hospital visits can become complicated if the proper power of attorney documentation is not in place. Banks and financial institutions will not work with anyone who does not have the legal authority to represent the account holder. You need to settle the following processes:

Attorney – this is for your health care and financial planning. It will allow you to appoint another person to make decisions on your behalf if in case you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

Living Will – it will help you spell out all about healthcare wishes to physicians and family when the time comes.

Senior Care Will – this one declares how you want your estate and possessions to be distributed after your death or the death of your loved one.

  1. Have financial pre-planning

As you are about to prepare for your retirement period, you also need to plan to pay for senior care which is another subject in the whole pre-planning process. Take the time to understand the following government programs that may be able to help pay for the cost of senior care. You can research online for the government programs that can be applied in your situation.

That all being said, sometimes the best laid plans may not work out the way they were intended, but knowing that plans are in place should a crises arise is worth the time and energy of planning for the future. We hope these pre-planning processes enlightened your mind about senior care in advance.


Health Community Service and Community Works

As we are about to reach the end of the year, healthy policies, researches and practices have been becoming increasingly focuses on how to improve the health of populations and addressing social determinants of health as per suggestion of the government and private sectors.

We have the CHW s or the Community Health Workers in which I also belong in the group all over the country, in which we are a part of the public health work-force that ties our passion to help to the local community. We can now be reimbursed by Medicaid for providing preventive services such as in emergency and calamity cases if recommended by physicians or other licensed practitioners. Much like other disruptive changes in health care, however, fulfilling this potential will require a new way of thinking among state policymakers and the health care system at large.

As the community grows, more and more people are asking who the Community Health Workers are.

While there are people who considered Community Health Workers with different titles and roles in the community, as recognized by the American Public Health Associations, we are classified or best defines as the “frontline public health worker” who are trusted member and/or has a close understanding of the community’s needs when it comes to emergency and calamity cases that best served the community. They also can be defined by what they are not: CHWs are not physician extenders, nor are they unskilled labor. Community Health Workers have a long and proud history of accomplished service in the U.S. and abroad in reaching traditionally underserved populations within communities that typically have both complex medical and social needs.

We work daily to combat all the ethnic and racial disparities being thrown against us in health care documented more than a decade already with the help of the Institute of Medicine here and abroad. In addition, the Community Health Workers are the front lines of alleviating the negative effects of social determinants of health implicated as it is part of the primary factors in overall health. Experts discussed opportunities and challenges as states and health systems pursue training and certification policies that optimize CHWs’ potential.

Above all, the Community Health Workers doesn’t have any or have not traditionally been included in the main list as providers in most delivery systems so that is why physicians do responses to the Community Health Workers integration like me that varies depending on their level of familiarity with the work-force and the value as they can see with the CHWs when it comes to bringing the best to patient care. Additionally, social workers, nurses, case managers and other medical professionals could perceive some overlap with CHW duties and their own, which may lead to anxiety over job security.

In addition to the services that our Community Health Workers do, the health systems have also addressed these hurdles that they are facing through focusing the use of early efforts on relationship-building process, organising regularly with the scheduled meetings and the “huddles” they have conducted between participants, educating managers so that they will know when and how to delegate work to the participating CHWs and how to work with nurse and social services management to help them define the role of CHWs within their particular system’s culture in which it includes leadership positions.

Achieving true collaborative community health will require bringing all stakeholders to the table. It’s time to set a place for CHWs. We hope we have given you knowledge and learnings on what the Community Health Workers and their services are to the community. Comment us below your reactions , opinions, experiences and ideas and we’ll get back to you!






Care Tips and Ideas for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

What is dementia? How is dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease? We will tackle all these questions later on.

As a start, the Alzheimer’s disease is for the person who is diagnosed with loss of memory and this is very challenging not just for the person who is experiencing this kind of case but also for their family members and loved ones just like the other types of dementia. It is quite a challenging journey for both the patient and the family. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can seem overwhelming at times, but the more information and support you have, the better you can navigate the demanding road ahead and determine the long-term care options that are best suited to you and your loved one.

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care

If you have a family member or a loved one who is experiencing Alzheimer’s or other dementia diagnosis, you might be dealing with a whole range of emotions and concerns during or before the case. You’ll no doubt be worried about how your loved one will change, how you’ll keep him or her comfortable, and how much your life will change.

As much as you are to concern with the person experiencing the said disease, you will also end up experiencing emotions such as anger, grief, and shock in which adjusting to this new reality is not that very easy to do. The more support you have, the better you will be able to help your loved one.

Day to Day Routines for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care

You can schedule general daily routine that you can do for your patient who is suffering Alzheimer’s disease and dementia so that you can help them give care and run smoothly from time to time. . These routines won’t be set in stone, but they give a sense of consistency, which is beneficial to the Alzheimer’s patient even if they can’t communicate it. It can be a good bonding moment between the patient and the family members as well.

Handling the challenges of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care


One of the most painful parts of Alzheimer’s disease is watching a loved one display behaviour you never would have thought possible. Alzheimer’s can cause substantial changes in how someone acts. Painful as some behaviour are, it’s critical not to blame yourself or try to handle all the changes in behavior alone. As challenging behavior progresses, you may find yourself too embarrassed to go out, for example, or to seek respite care. Everyday tasks like eating, bathing, and dressing can become major challenges. Both the environment you create at home and the way you communicate with your loved one can make a substantial difference.

Always remember that you should not isolate yourself when you have a family member or loved one experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia. You can ask for help from the medical team and then reach out to some caregiver groups in your community for special support in case. There are ways to modify or better accommodate problem behaviors.

An Introduction to Physical Therapy, Early Child Care, Alzheimer’s disease and Caregiving

 What is physical therapy? Does it involve doing child care treatment and studies as well? Does Alzheimer’s disease can happen at an early age? Is caregiving poses real challenges to person with Alzheimer’s disease and assumes responsibilities? We will tackle all these questions today and will help you enlighten your mind about the presence of Alzheimer’s disease in our community and how can we help prevent it from spreading or even ending up losing our love one with the mentioned disease.

Let us start with physical therapy. There are different kinds of physical therapy. The most common one is the occupational therapy or they called as OT. Occupational therapists study the human growth as well as the development and how the person’s interaction with the environment could affect his or her health through daily activities. They are experts in the social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury. This knowledge helps them promote skills for independent living in people with autism and other developmental disorders.


Now with physical therapy, it involves essential features such as physical activity which is necessary to prevent obesity and physical therapists are experts in improving human mobility and motion to avoid surgery and pain-free movement is crucial and is included in their studies. Physical therapists routinely work collaboratively with their patients. Treatment plans can be designed for the patient’s individual goals, challenges, and needs.


As we have break down the main point between physical therapy and how they are done professionally and properly, let us proceed with the Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving and the cause and effect of it in the early childhood diagnoses.


As an overview, the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a condition that causes abnormal changes in the brain mainly affecting memory and other mental abilities. For those people who are new to this information, let me tell you this, the Alzheimer’s is a disease, not a normal part of aging. And the first symptom or the usual first symptom of it is loss of memory. As the disease progresses, the loss of reasoning ability, language, decision-making ability, judgment and other critical skills make navigating day-to-day living impossible without help from others, most often a family member or friend. I remember the moment when my father is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at an early age. He was in his late 30s when the doctor found out that he had an Alzheimer’s disease already. At first, me and my family are pretty much devastated by the news and we had no idea on how to handle the situation at first.


As a doctor who is in the industry for 24 years already, I dedicate my time and effort in studying and helping the public gain knowledge and how to handle properly the case of Alzheimer’s disease by giving health care guide for supporting elderly and those with disabilities as well as giving care giving ideas as an expert in physical therapy and early child care.


No one fully understands what causes Alzheimer’s disease yet, and there is currently no cure. Considerable progress has been made by researchers in recent years though, including the development of several medications for early-stage AD which can help improve cognitive functioning for awhile. But I do believe that regular care from a physician is important. Alzheimer’s disease is called a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. Emotional and practical support, counselling, resource information and educational programs about Alzheimer’s disease all help a caregiver provide the best possible care for a loved one.


Let us know your thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and if you have situations like this too, we would love to read your comments about it below and will get back to you right away!