Protecting an Elderly Loved One

  • 5 Benefits That Nursing Homes Offer

    1 August 2018

    As our loved ones continue to age, they tend to need more assistance with their everyday lives. This may leave us feeling nervous about their general safety. If you have a loved one who is getting older and can no longer do everything alone, it may be time to explore care options. Luckily, there are many great facilities out there. A nursing home may be a great fit for your loved one due to the many benefits that are offered.

  • Short-Term Rehabilitation Services for Older Patients

    21 May 2018

    A number of older people will specifically need short-term recovery and rehabilitation services. They might have to spend some time in the hospital for various reasons, and short-term recovery and rehabilitation services can help patients truly become healthier. For some older people, services like this will allow them to regain their independence, giving them the chance to go home again after being in the hospital. Older people who require more support in their lives will receive additional care at another level after receiving help with short-term recovery and rehabilitation.

  • 5 Benefits Of An Assisted Living Community

    22 January 2018

    One of the best ways to live as you get older may be around others. This can allow you to feel safer and enjoy the process of what all of this may bring. Taking time look at some of the assisted living communities in your area is sure to be beneficial to you. Being aware of the many advantages of doing so may motivate you to get started. Benefit #1: Socialization

  • What Factors Determine Level Of Care At Assisted Living Communities?

    16 December 2017

    If you think that your senior parent needs more support, then you should consider assisted living communities. These communities offer seniors a place to live outside of their home. Residents receive basic assistance in the following areas, such as socialization, dressing, eating, transportation, housekeeping, and toileting. However, these facilities offer different levels of care. Read on to find out what factors determine the level of care in assisted living communities.   

  • Has Your Father-In-Law Entered The Later Stages Of Alzheimer's? 3 Strategies To Ease His Transition To Memory Care

    12 December 2017

    During your father-in-law's journey with Alzheimer's, your family has shared an amazing bond. While you have spent the past several months helping him out at home, it has now reached the point where he needs more intensive professional care. Naturally, you know that transitioning to any new living environment poses a few challenges for those with Alzheimer's disease, and you can use these strategies to ease the adjustment period so that your father-in-law thrives in his new senior residential community.

  • Three Types Of Surgery That May Require In-Home Nursing Care If You Live Alone

    7 December 2017

    For the most part, people only think of in-home nursing care as something for the elderly. However, in-home nursing is a service that is available for everyone, regardless of what their age may be. In fact, if you have certain types of surgery that require a lengthy recovery period at home, there is a good chance that your doctor will recommend in-home nursing care, especially if you live by yourself. Here is a look at some of the types of surgery that may require you to have in-home nursing care to help you along during your recovery process: 

  • Senior Care For Patients With Dementia

    7 December 2017

    If you have a parent, spouse, or other loved one who is showing signs of dementia, you may fear they cannot take care of themselves safely. If so, you need to understand the different types of care options available for patients with memory problems. Check out these three questions that will help you understand more about memory care for patients with dementia. Is In-Home Care an Option? You may not want to send your loved one to a memory care facility, especially if their dementia is just beginning and they can still do many things on their own still.

  • Selecting The Right Independent Living Community For Your Loved One

    7 December 2017

    As loved ones begin to age, they may find it difficult to perform daily tasks at home. If you want to ensure that your loved one remains safe while allowing him or her to maintain a sense of autonomy, then moving your loved one to a senior independent living community can be beneficial. Here are three tips that you can use to help find the community best suited to meet your loved one's long-term living needs.

  • Is In-Home Care For The Elderly The Better Option? In Most Cases It Is

    5 December 2017

    When you become a senior or when your loved ones reach that age where it is no longer possible for them to care for themselves any longer, you begin to wonder what your next step should be. Should you stay in your home or move into a retirement community? Is staying in your own home the better option? Or is living in a care facility the right choice? While there are many factors to consider when picking which one is the right step for you to take, in-home care does have the advantage over retirement communities for many reasons.

  • 3 Reasons Why An Assisted Living Facility Is A Great Fit For Your Loved One

    5 December 2017

    If you have a loved one that can't quite care for themselves completely, but can still do a lot of things on their own, then you may want to discuss with them the possibility of living in an assisted living facility. This type of facility is often a great fit for many elderly people who still enjoy their independence, but need to be able to get help at different times during the day.