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AARP Poll Reveals Caregivers’ Life Changes

According to a new AARP poll, almost three out of 10 people who are caring for a loved one say their life has changed since becoming a caregiver. More than one in five says their weight, exercise, or social life has suffered. To illustrate the complexity and help the 42 million sons and daughters, friends, and spouses caring for parents and loved ones see themselves as caregivers, AARP and the Ad Council are unveiling a new suite of Public Service Advertisements (PSAs) as part of their Caregiver Assistance campaign. The PSAs will be distributed as part of National Family Caregivers…

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David Wingate presenting an Alzheimer’s seminar at Sunrise

Terri Mason of Sunrise showing the great food at the event.

David Wingate at Frederick County Department of Aging’s Caregivers Event

David Wingate at the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Conference

AARP Poll Reveals Caregivers’ Life Changes

According to a new AARP poll, almost three out of 10 people who are caring for a loved one say their life has changed since becoming a caregiver. More than one in five says their weight, exercise, or social life has suffered. To illustrate the complexity and help the 42 million sons and daughters, friends, and spouses caring for parents and loved ones see themselves as caregivers, AARP and the Ad Council are unveiling a new suite of Public Service Advertisements (PSAs) as part of their Caregiver Assistance campaign. The PSAs will be distributed as part of National Family Caregivers…

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Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease Seminar

Our office, The Elder Law Office of David Wingate, in association with the Alzheimer's Association is putting on a seminar on "Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease." The seminar will be held on November 12, 2013 at 6.00 pm at Dutch's Daughter, Frederick, Maryland. Please RSVP at david@davidwingate.com or 301 663 9230.  

Caregiver Stress.

Caring for those we love is a stressful endeavor.  There are so many emotional aspects that add to caregiver stress – feelings such as guilt, fear, sadness, helplessness, loss and many other emotions can come into play.  The following article suggests that therapy may be able to help caregivers overcome some of these emotions that can be paralyzing.   The article discusses several different caregiver scenarios/feelings and suggests some therapeutic interventions.  You can read the entire article here:  http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/for-traumatized-caregivers-therapy-helps/#more-14667.

Defense of Assumption of Risk Bars Claim in In-Home Caregiver’s Negligence Action Against Alzheimer’s Patient (Cal. App.)

Bernard Cott contracted with a home care agency to provide the services of an in-home caregiver to care for his wife, defendant Lorraine Cott, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Lorraine injured the caregiver, Carolyn Gregory, who thereupon sued Lorraine for battery and Lorraine and Bernard for negligence and premises liability. The court entered summary judgment for the Cotts on the ground of primary assumption of risk. On appeal, the decision was affirmed. The court stated that, as a general rule, persons have a duty to use due care to avoid injury to others, and may be held liable if their…

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Are You Going To Pay For Your Mother’s Nursing Home Bill?

A senior entered a nursing home for rehabilitation following a car crash. After she left the nursing home, the $93,000 bill at the home was left unpaid.  She had applied for Medicaid, which would normally pay the bill if she couldn’t. However, the Medicaid application did not get approved in enough time to satisfy the nursing home, and it sued her son for the bill, states Forbes Magazine. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, like 29 others in our country, has something called a “filial responsibility law”.  Those laws require that spouses, children and even parents of needy adults support the indigent. …

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Providing Care Services and Being Paid By Your Parents?

    If you are providing care for your aging parent, and they are paying for your services, beware of the consequences. Medicaid, my treat the transfer of funds, from your parent to you, as a gift. Therefore, if your parents apply for Medicaid, to pay for the nursing home, they may be denied due to gifting.     To prevent Medicaid from treating payments to family members as a gift, there must be a written, contract between the parties. This “care contract” must be in place before the work is performed and must specify the services and amount to be paid. The…

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