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
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
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
When looking for a senior independent living community for your loved one, you want to make sure he or she is safe, particularly during an emergency or natural disaster. You may be able to get a feel for a facility's safety during a visit, but there are some specific questions you should ask before deciding on a facility for your relative. Use this guide to help you as you discuss safety concerns.
7 August 2017
At some point, you and your family may have decided your loved one, specifically, your mother or father needs to transition into a senior assisted living facility. While this is a difficult process, the long-term outcome is sure to be worth it because of the extreme amount of stress and pressure that will be lifted from your shoulders knowing your loved one is being taken care of by professionally trained individuals.
30 July 2017
If your parent's current in-home caregiver is going to be leaving, you'll need to choose a new one. That can be a difficult task, especially if your parent has developed a close relationship with the current one. If your parent is in the early stages of dementia, sudden changes to their daily routine can be extremely stressful and unsettling. Here are some tips that will help your parent cope with the changes.
28 July 2017
Having a loved one who has been hurt or injured is a tough spot to be in. It's only natural that you want to do everything possible to help make the difficult time a little easier on the person. However, you may be tempted to do some things with the best of intentions that would instead be ultimately harmful to the progress that your loved one is making. Here are a few things you should never do for someone in short-term rehab.
12 February 2016