Navigating Long-Term Care Options in Texas: How AAAs Can Help

Navigating Long-Term Care Options in Texas: How AAAs Can Help

Most people want to stay in their homes as long as possible. But what do we do when we or our family members need more help than is available in the home? Care in a nursing home or assisted living facility can cost several thousand dollars per month. How do we pay for...
Can You Be Too Old for Surgery?

Can You Be Too Old for Surgery?

Operating on older adults can have negative outcomes. Can You Be Too Old for Surgery? Is there an age where we should no longer be on an operating table? Bob McHenry’s heart was failing. At 82, the surgeries he needed were high risk, but otherwise he would die. The...
Preparing to Leave a Hospital

Preparing to Leave a Hospital

The following checklist is for patients and their caregivers who are preparing to leave a hospital, nursing home, or other health care setting. During a stay in a hospital, nursing home, or other health care setting, the staff will work with the patient and their...
10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready After the Hospital

10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready After the Hospital

Returning home after a stay in the hospital can be a significant transition. To help you prepare your home (or the home of the person you care for) and ensure a comfortable and safe environment, here are some steps you can take: Clean and organize: Start by thoroughly...