3 Must-Read News Articles for Family Caregivers

death with dignity

Death with Dignity

By now, you’ve most likely heard about Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who chose to die a few days ago on November 1st. She had an aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer. Hear her story and the reasons why she chose to end her life rather than suffer a prolonged, painful death.

Families can use Brittany’s story to start a conversation with older adults. Discuss what treatments they would or would not want if they’re no longer able to make their own decisions. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about and create a living will, POLST, or DNR.
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The Village Movement

Many seniors feel “stuck” because they can’t afford expensive hired care, but still have too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

An option that works for many seniors is the Village Movement. Find out how these low-cost virtual communities help older adults age safely in their homes.
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Medicare Open Enrollment 2014 Options

Choosing a Medicare plan is exhausting. There are too many options, rules, and fees to consider. And what’s worse, you have to renew every year. That renewal time is happening right now, so use this article to help you choose between different options.

“Don’t stay in a plan because you’re overwhelmed with the choices….Whatever you do, don’t renew blindly.” – Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center in New York

This article gives you the basics on the Medicare parts, tells you if Original or Advantage is better, and helps you find the best drug plan.
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By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
Image: Crisis Magazine

 

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