Dan Tobin, M.D., MD


Dan Tobin is the CEO of Care Support of America, a national service providing telephonic and local nurse counsel to adult children caring for aging parents. Dr. Tobin is the author of books and articles focused on the practical and positive aspects of family caregiving.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Can paid family caregivers be fired? — Nov 23, 2009
It is not unusual for families to differ about how to provide optimal caregiving for older family members. An important first step in resolving such differences it to fully...
How can I get him to a dental visit? — Nov 16, 2009
Contact the area agency on aging in your county to see if there are low cost transportation services for the elderly in your area. In the absence of that, may need to priv...
Are there state regulations governing the reimbursement by... — Nov 16, 2009
Each state has a Department of Insurance that does regulate insurance practices within that state. To find the number for any particular state one can go to the National A...
Where do I start in planning care for my parents, who have dementia? — Nov 15, 2009
You are already doing the first thing you need to do to help them. You are showing interest in their welfare; surely they are isolated enough from the world already but you...
What options are there to care for a parent we'd prefer not in our home? — Nov 15, 2009
Firstly, you deserve credit for being honest about a dilemma many of us share; choosing care options for a parent where we feel obligated to provide shelter but anticipate...
Can a lack of hair indicate heart disease? — Sep 01, 2009
Hi:There is no significant link between lack of body hair and heart attack risk without more exam results. Best to get a routine exam and focus on any heart attack risks yo...
How long can my Mom live with stage 4 metastatic bladder cancer? — Jul 02, 2009
Hi:It is clear that you are facing a difficult and complex situation. In our 8 step method for family caregiving the first step is understanding the doctors' trea...
What is the typical breast cancer life expectancy? — Jul 01, 2009
Hi:   Life expectancy with not treating your breast cancer is something you should ask your doctor. It is certainly your choice how to treat your cancer and it is...
Would a CAT scan show metastases? — Jul 01, 2009
Hi:  This is a technical question that is best asked of your treating oncologists. Metastases on CAT scan is usually clear but there are nuances to this question that ...
Is black spot on tongue a problem? — Jul 01, 2009
Hi:Best to have a local doctor evaluate the spot. It is hard to say what it is without a good view.Stay well,Dan