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When Considering a Caregiver, You Truly Get What You Pay For

Angela Muki - Friday, November 13, 2015 | Comments (0)
One of my dear clients suffered a very sudden and severe medical trauma just after turning age 92. The family, four siblings, came to town to provide support and additional care. This lovely woman would need 24-hour assistance after leaving the skilled nursing facility and during her tenuous home recovery. The siblings were not prepared to provide the care, after all. Upon my suggestion an ... Read More



Elder Abuse

Angela Muki - Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Comments (0)
“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.” The National Center on Elder Abuse defines seven different types of elder abuse: physical abuse; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; financial exploitation; neglect; abandonment; and self-neglect. The forensic marker for one fo ... Read More



Medicare Frustrations

Angela Muki - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Comments (0)
Traditional Medicare is a national medical insurance program administered by the United States government to guarantee health insurance to Americans age 65 and over. The cost of this insurance varies dependent upon income and the selected insurance coverage, and does not include all medical services. The program is viewed as essential to the health of all Americans and was set in place by th ... Read More



What is a Gerontologist

Angela Muki - Tuesday, July 02, 2013 | Comments (0)
There is no one definition for the broad spectrum of services that a gerontologist can provide. On their website http://www.sahp.vcu.edu/gerontology/about/gerontologist.html, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions defines Gerontologists as “health care professionals who specialize in the field of aging related dimensions of change over the lifespan.& ... Read More