When Nursing Homes Are Better Options Than Staying At Home

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When your loved one continues to live in a house as he or she ages, regardless if it is your home or the home of the senior, there are many downsides you may face as you become responsible for caring for your loved one. Having your loved one continue to live in a house comes with several difficulties. Fewer Responsibilities You will actually have more work to do when caring for your loved one.

5 August 2018

How To Choose A Caregiver For A Senior Who Is Mistrustful

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Hiring a caregiver for an elderly person can be a challenge. However, when the elderly person is mistrustful, this can be an especially difficult process. A mistrustful person in this position can take even the most innocent action as a threat or an insult. This can make the experience a difficult one for themselves and the person taking care of them. Therefore, when you have the responsibility of choosing someone to provide senior in-home care to a mistrustful person, you should factor in a few things.

26 July 2018

3 Ways To Make Your Aging Parent More Comfortable At Home

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A common dilemma for many adult children is knowing that their parent isn't quite ready for a nursing home or assisted living, but their own home is not as safe or comfortable as it could be. Making specific updates that account for more limited mobility and vision as your parent continues to age will give you peace of mind and keep your parent comfortable in their home for longer. Here are three of the best ways to make your aging parent more comfortable at home:

11 May 2018

Have A Loved One Who's Reluctant Towards Assisted Living? Home Care May Be A Solution

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Most elderly people who need assistance in daily living activities would prefer to stay in their own homes for the longest time possible. Some seniors adamantly refuse to move to an assisted living facility. In such a case, home care is the best alternative. This is an arrangement where home care aides come into your loved one's home and offer assistance for a specific number of hours. So what are the benefits of senior assisted care?

9 January 2018

Senior Caregiving: 3 Ways To Help Your Loved One Recover Their Confidence After A Fall

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During the senior years, a minor fall can become life threatening if your loved one is unable to reach their phone to call for help. It is also common for falls to be accompanied by painful injuries that require long recovery times. For this reason, many seniors begin to change their behavior after a fall because they are fearful of having another one. For example, your loved one may suddenly stop bathing or refuse to walk down the steps leading out of their house.

29 August 2017

Understanding The Role Of A Behavior Assistant In A Nursing Home Facility

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The process of transitioning an elderly loved one into a nursing home can be extremely stressful on everyone involved, from the patient to the close friends and family members. It is not uncommon for the patient to experience problems like anxiety and depression that have never been an issue before because of the fact they are facing such a dramatic life change and facing what is likely to be their later years in life.

22 August 2017

Four Reasons Why You May Want To Live In A Retirement Community

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When you have retired and your children have left home, there is a good chance you may feel that your family home is no longer right for your empty-nester life. When this happens, you might take the time to consider selling your home and moving into a retirement community. The following guide walks you through a few reasons why a retirement community may be a great option for you. Downsize and Save Money for the Things You Really Want to Do

15 August 2017

3 Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Assisted Living

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Age is a part of life. While unavoidable, you can make the aging process less physically and emotionally overwhelming. Unfortunately, most people are not prepared to care for themselves as they become older, which leaves their children and other close family members in roles as caregivers. Considering an estimated 65 million people become caregivers for a sick, disabled, or aging parent, you may also join this large portion of individuals. You and your elderly parent will face challenges at times, so learning when and if you require professional help is smart.

9 August 2017

Features To Look For When Helping Your Parent Choose A Long-Term Assisted Living Facility

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Now that it's time for your parent to live in a long-term assisted living care facility, you may be concerned about how well the place they end up in can meet their needs and wants as time goes on. Here are a few features to look for when helping your parent find a facility that you can be proud to help them move in to: An Activity Center Exercise is important for elderly adults as it helps lower the risk of developing diseases like dementia, heart disease, and diabetes.

8 August 2017

Choosing An Assisted Living Facility: Three Important Considerations

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If your loved one is having difficulty living independently but isn't ready for a nursing home, you may be considering transitioning him or her to an assisted living facility. These facilities typically offer residents more freedom and privacy while providing some essential medical services. They can be an attractive alternative to a nursing home facility, but you will still want to take the time to research the different facilities in your area before selecting one.

8 August 2017