Home-Based Care Increasingly Seen As Alternative To Nursing Homes
The health law includes provisions to assist people who want to stay in their homes longer. Meanwhile, the Chicago Sun-Times reports on knowlege gaps among adult children who may become caregivers to aging parents.
Los Angeles Times: Helping Seniors Live At Home Longer
Home-based care is increasingly seen as a legitimate and less costly alternative to nursing home care. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, includes provisions to assist people who want to stay in their homes longer (Worth, 6/19).
Chicago Sun-Times: Study: Boomers Lack Parental Care Plan
A majority of Baby Boomers say they're likely to become caregivers for their parents, but only half can name any medications their parents take, a new survey shows. Prescription drugs are of particular concern. In the survey, 49 percent couldn't name a single drug their parents took (6/19).