When a senior is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a matter of great concern for the family. Unlike conditions that can are cured with medication and surgeries, memory related problems require more than just medicine. Patients dealing with Alzheimer’s disease need the right care and support to ensure they have an engaging and fulfilling life. This post explains two revolutionary care methods specifically designed to improve the mental acuity and the overall quality of life of patients. Take a look.
Cognitive Therapeutics Method
The Cognitive Therapeutics Method, based on the findings of the studies conducted by National Institutes of Health, is a useful Alzheimer’s care method that promotes sustainable mental results. It is a multi-faceted approach to healthy aging in the elderly with a particular focus on the brain. The method comprises twenty cognitive stimulation activities that improve patient’s ability to reason, judge, solve problems, concentration, and also enhance their thought flexibility, and attention span, among others. The method uses non-pharmacological activities and lifestyle interventions as practical tools to promote long-term brain health.
The Balanced Care Method
The Balanced Care Method is based on the study of ‘longest-living people’ on Earth (in the island of Okinawa, Japan). Various components of the Balanced Care Method include a healthy diet, physical activities, sharp minds, and promoting social ties & calmness. The method allows caregivers extend and improve the lives of seniors, especially those with Alzheimer’s diseases, helping them live longer happier, and more balanced life.
The Way Forward
Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient can be challenging, especially if you don’t have much time to spare from your busy schedule. That’s when you need a caregiver with proven expertise in providing Alzheimer’s home care. As every patient may require a different type of care and support, it is essential to look for Home Care Assistance center with proven expertise and trained caregivers. If you are looking for a passionate Alzheimer’s caregiver, or need assistance to create an Alzheimer’s home care plan, Dallas home Care Assistance can help. We can provide Alzheimer’s care services in homes, rehabilitation facilities, or hospitals, based on your need. Should you wish to learn more about our services, feel free to call at: (214) 253-8784
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program to provide free or low-cost health coverage to families, elderly and people with limited income and resources and individuals with physical disability. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid offers benefits such as personal care services and nursing home care. If you or a loved one in the family suffers from a progressive disorder such as Parkinson’s or Dementia and needs 24-hour home health care, Medicaid could provide them monetary aid for treatment and home care assistance. To help you understand this joint and federal state program in a better way, we have shared the overview in the blog post. Take a look.
More About Medicaid
Medicaid is the largest source of health-related and medical services that provides free health insurance to more than 74 million disabled and low-income individuals. All the U.S. citizens and legal residents who have income up to 133 percent of poverty line qualify for the Medicaid program.
Applying for Medicaid
While some states provide Medicaid for some low-income people, pregnant women, families and children, the program covers all the low-income individuals in other states. Here are the steps to apply for Medicaid:
- Visit the Medicaid website of your state and check the qualification criteria
- If you qualify for the coverage, fill out the Marketplace application form and the department will inform if you are eligible for the Medicaid program. It will also inform the state agency, so that you can enroll for the cover
- For applicant who don’t qualify for Medicaid, the department will inform if they qualify for financial help to buy a Marketplace health plan
Some applicants are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, thus called “dual eligibles”. If you qualify for both the programs, most of the medical expenses will be covered. Medicaid will cover a few drugs and care services that Medicare doesn’t cover.
If you are eligible for both the programs, remember that Medicaid will not pay first for the services that come under Medicare. It will pay only after Medigap Insurance, employer group health plans and Medicare have made the payment.
A 2017 survey revealed that Medicaid has improved the health and financial security of recipients. If you or a loved one requires 24-hour home health care, hospice support or any other form of care to deal with Dementia, Parkinson’s or other progressive disorder, it’s time to apply for Medicaid. Home Care Assistance will be happy to provide you with the details about Medicaid and offer customized home care services to improve the quality of life. Simply call (214) 253-8784 and we will ensure that you get a prompt assistance.