Migraine - AgingCare.com


A primary headache disorder that causes moderate to severe pain, sensitivity to light, smell and sometimes nausea and vomiting.
  • Migraine headaches can be debilitating and inconvenient, especially for those who are providing care for aging loved ones. Knowing what causes migraines and the specific triggers to avoid can help caregivers dodge these painful attacks.
  • C. diff infections are on the rise in hospitals and nursing homes, and ill seniors are particularly vulnerable to this persistent bug. Use these best hygiene and antibiotic practices to keep your loved one and yourself healthy.
  • Minor bloating after a salty meal is pretty standard, but for millions of Americans, excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.
  • Probiotics and digestive enzymes are two popular treatment options for individuals who experience tummy troubles and wish to improve their overall gut health. Learn how these supplements work, what benefits they offer, and how to purchase them.
  • It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.
  • Mental health is a complex area of medicine, but there are steps caregivers can take to learn about mental illness, support their loved ones and ensure they get necessary treatments.
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  • Qualifying for Medicaid is a complex process that many seniors and their caregivers have difficulty with. Each state's program rules differ, but "income cap" states allow applicants to use a specific trust to help them meet eligibility guidelines.
  • Medicaid is a complicated program with state-specific rules that can help pay for long-term care services for seniors with low income and limited resources. Explore New York State's rules for income, assets and coverage.
  • Medicaid forces the couple to divest themselves of a lifelong accumulation of assets that they had planned to use for their final years or even pass on to their children or grandchildren.
  • There are countless facets involved in determining if a person if eligible for Medicaid, but relationship status does have an impact. If you think you or your loved one may eventually need Medicaid, be sure to take your marital status into consideration.
  • Inheritance and bequests are usually wonderful gifts, but for a beneficiary on Medicaid, these funds can jeopardize their eligibility for benefits. There are ways to receive this money and not be penalized, but they require plenty of careful preplanning.
  • Upon the death of a Medicaid recipient in a nursing home, the state will seek reimbursement for every dime it paid to the nursing home on behalf of the patient. One possibility to avoid the probate process or continue the asset examption is by signing a deed transferring the home to a child or children while retaining a life estate. As an advance planning technique, this will retain the parents’ full ownership of, control and access to their most important asset, their home.
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