There are various levels of assisted living available. At their most basic, assisted living communities allow seniors to carry on their lives with minimal assistance. In these communities, an emphasis is placed on freedom and independence. Nursing homes provide a larger amount of care for patients with more serious health conditions. Registered nurses and doctors are on staff to treat medical conditions. Memory care is a type of specialized care that caters to residents with cognitive issues due to dementia and Alzheimer's.
15 May 2020
Many seniors move from a house into an assisted living facility for ease and socialization in addition to getting help with their everyday needs. When your loved one decides to move into an assisted living facility, the question of selling his or her home may come into question. Should the house be sold before or after your loved one moves to the facility? Here are some things to consider: Are Finances an Issue?
6 December 2019
Moving your parents into a nursing home is a really big decision. Moving your parents into a nursing home means that your parents have healthcare needs that require the assistance of others. You need to find a facility that can meet your parent's needs, fits your budget, and has a reputation for providing excellent service. Location of the Nursing Home First, you need to consider the location of the nursing home from a few different angles. How close is the nursing home to your home?
27 September 2019
When your spouse has dementia or Alzheimer's disease, he or she may be unable to perform most daily tasks such as bathing or eating. Additionally, your spouse may also require almost constant monitoring. For most, this would signal that it's time to move your spouse into an assisted living facility for his or her safety. However, this can be a difficult decision for many people. What if you don't want to be separated from your spouse?
5 August 2019
If your senior loved one stills lives alone, you will need to make sure that his or her home is as safe as possible to help prevent in-home accidents or injuries. If you believe that your loved one is still at risk for an accident in the home despite your best efforts at "accident proofing", it may be time to consider placement in an assisted living community. Here are some ways to keep your elderly loved one safe from in-home accidents:
19 May 2019
Kidney disease and problems affect many elderly individuals as they age. It is not uncommon for some elderly individuals to have to have dialysis, which is a procedure that filters excess toxins and fluid from the blood to maintain some quality of life. If you have an elderly loved one who is going on dialysis for kidney problems, it may be time to talk to them about moving into an assisted living community or home.
17 December 2018
If your parents are no longer able to take care of their home, or just want to downsize and get the help they need, assisted living can be a great solution for them. Finding an appropriate assisted living facility is something that you can help your parents with. As you help your parents look for the right assisted living facility, here are some common mistakes you should avoid. #1 Avoid Choosing a Place That Fits Your Needs, Not Your Parent's Needs
26 October 2018
The leading cause of injuries, both fatal and non-fatal, in the elderly population is falling. In fact, one in four Americans aged 65 and over fall every year. Sometimes, when someone falls, they can hit their head and get a traumatic brain injury. Additionally, falls can result in broken bones. A combination of a brain injury and a broken bone can cause heterotopic ossification. If your elderly parent has fallen and suffered a traumatic brain injury and a broken bone and needs short-term rehabilitation services, it's crucial to understand the phenomenon of heterotopic ossification so you can effectively advocate for them.
10 September 2018
If you have a loved one that is getting up in age, it's ideal to think of ways you can help. You may have some concern about this person living alone, and it could be time to seek an assisted living facility. The good news is there are many reasons for doing this and knowing what these are may be the motivation you need to start looking for the ideal location.
28 June 2018
Thousands of young adults enter into group homes every year because they are too old for parents to care for at home, or because they have become too difficult for the parent to care for. Sadly, many of these young adults have behaviors that are correctable, regardless of their diagnoses. When they enter a group home, the staff members become the targets of these behaviors. The staff often end up in an emergency room because they do not have the tools to prevent or stop the behaviors safely.
17 April 2018