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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 December 2017
Do you have an elderly loved one who is struggling to afford the cost of healthcare? If your loved one lives on a fixed income, it may not be possible for him or her to spend hundreds of dollars on co-pays after receiving treatment. Your loved one may be spending a lot of his or her fixed income on doctor's visits, prescription medication, and long-term care. If you're concerned because this person is now struggling and needs long-term care, speaking to a Medicaid specialist is a great way to get help for your loved one.
1 December 2017
Over the years, you've grown accustomed to helping your aging loved one manage their daily routine at their home. Now, a recent opportunity to advance your career has left you with mixed feelings about moving away. While you wish that you could take your loved one with you, it is clear that they prefer to avoid moving to a new state. As you plan this next big step in life, use these strategies to make sure that your loved one continues to enjoy a high quality of life even though you live further away.
30 November 2017
Learning that your parent has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's can be incredibly sad and anxiety-inducing. Processing the news emotionally, taking practical steps to help your parent, and learning as much as possible about Alzheimer's are all important steps to take. Here are a few tips for dealing with your parent's Alzheimer's diagnosis in a healthy way: Look Into Alzheimer's Memory Care Once a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, it's time to start looking into memory care, which is assisted living specifically for those with dementia.