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Posts by Jermie Chadwick

How Long Will Home Care Be Needed for Someone Dealing with Dementia

Alzheimer's Care in Honolulu HI: How Long will Home Care be Needed?

The average life expectancy for somebody diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is between eight and 10 years (Alzheimer’s Association). If you have been diagnosed with some form of dementia other than Alzheimer’s, the life expectancy could be different. Often, medical professionals recommend people dealing with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia consider home care support services…

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Three Things Veterans Need to Know About Aid and Attendance

Care for Aging Veterans in Oahu HI: Aid and Attendance Benefit

The Aid and Attendance Benefit is a pension made available through the VA that provides financial assistance to qualifying veterans to pay for home care services. Not every veteran will qualify for this pension, which is very similar to the Homebound pension, so it’s a good idea that veterans and their family (their support system)…

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Is There a Point to Recovery When Mom Won’t Walk Again?

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Waikiki HI: Losing Mobility

The early morning hours when you received the call that your mother had been hospitalized immediately ripped you from your sleep. As you got ready to go to the hospital, you wondered how things were going to turn out. You were hoping she would survive whatever had happened, but you prepared yourself for the worst.…

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Did You Ever Think You’d Become a Caregiver for Mom?

Caregiver Stress in Maui HI: Becoming a Caregiver

Caregiver Stress in Maui HI: When you were growing up, what did you want to become? What did you want to do? Some people have the desire to be firefighters, police officers, rock stars, movie stars, parents, or something else. What no one really anticipated doing in life or had any desire to do probably was to take care of an aging parent.

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As Veterans Get Older, Will Home Care Be Needed and Possible?

Care for Aging Veterans in Oahu HI: Will Home Care be Necessary?

Veterans, like anyone else, will get older and as they do they may face increasing challenges with their physical capabilities, health, and other factors. This may make it necessary to rely on home care support at some point in time. Some veterans don’t think it’s ever going to be necessary. Veterans have gone through boot…

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