HIPAA

  • How HIPAA Impacts Caring for Aging Parents

    If you have concerns about an elderly loved one’s health and are involved in their daily care, it is very important to understand the impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on caregiving for seniors.

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  • First Steps for New Caregivers: Getting a Health Assessment for Your Parent

    Becoming a new caregiver for an aging parent is overwhelming and it can be difficult to know where to start. A comprehensive health assessment will give you a better understanding of your loved one’s needs and help you make care decisions moving forward.

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  • Health Care Decision Making in a Senior Living Facility

    Even if you were heavily involved in the decision to place an elderly loved one in a senior living facility, you must have certain legal documents in place to participate in conversations with staff about their medical care.

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  • 3 Legal Documents Caregivers Need to Manage a Senior’s Healthcare

    HIPAA authorization, medical POA, and advance directives are the three legal documents family caregivers need to make critical care decisions on behalf of their elderly loved ones.

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  • What questions should a caregiver ask when they go to the doctor with an elderly parent?

    When taking your elderly parent to the doctor, maximize your time on each visit by keeping a notebook with your questions, observations on mental or physical changes since the last visit, lists of medications, and recommendations for follow up care.

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  • Preparing Elders with Dementia for a Doctor's Visit

    Effective communication with the doctor is important for you and your family when someone you love suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Take a team approach to preparing for Dr. visits to better achieve your health care goals.

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  • 10 Government Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

    Federal, state and local governments offer many programs, services and benefits for seniors and their caregivers, but few people know these resources exist or how to access them. This is your go-to guide for elderly assistance programs.

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