A lot of people do not realize it, but many people who live in assisted living facilities actually have dogs, cats and other pets. For many seniors, having a dog while living in an assisted living facility can actually be a wonderful thing. If you have a dog, then your furry companion will be able to keep you company when things get a little bit lonely. Your pet can also encourage you to get up, go outside and have fun even when you don't really feel like it.
9 November 2017
As people get older, there will eventually come a time when a decision must be made as to whether or not they will stay at home and live independently or move in with a family member, an assisted living facility, a nursing home, or other health care facility. Ultimately, there will be many factors that play into this decision, such as the functional capabilities and overall health of the senior citizen.
24 July 2017
When your elderly parent is diagnosed with dementia, relocating him or her into a health facility that caters to memory care issues is in everyone's best interest. Your parent will receive the best care possible while you won't have to stress about him or her living independently or with you. You'll likely want to visit your loved one regularly, but it's important to know that these visits can occasionally be difficult.
20 May 2017
When you think of home healthcare services, do you picture a nurse helping an elderly person eat, bathe, and get dressed? If so, this picture is quite accurate of the types of services some seniors need, but these are not the only services offered by home healthcare companies. These companies also offer companion care services, and this might be exactly what your senior parent needs. Here are three questions to ask that will help you decide if this is something that could benefit your parent.
13 April 2017
If you have a parent or other elderly relative, being sure that they are cared for is important. This is because as your loved one ages their independence in their daily lives begin to dwindle, especially if they have health problems. This is why it's important to consider when your loved one needs to seek out professional care. There are generally two types of care your loved one can receive, which would be short term or long term.
13 March 2017
The devastating effects of Alzheimer's and dementia are currently irreversible; however, there are medications that may help slow down the effects these diseases can have on the brain. If your parent is suffering from one of these diseases and can no longer live at home alone or with you, now might be a good time to look for a nursing home with a memory care unit. Memory care is designed specifically for treating people with these diseases, and some even have a special area, known as a Snoezelen room, which can be very beneficial for people with dementia or Alzheimer's.
27 September 2016
When your aging parent is in need of assisted living or nursing home care, it can often create feelings of stress. Stress is a common response because you may worry about the financial impact involved with such a profound level of care. Fortunately, Medicaid can provide the coverage your parent needs, which will ease feelings of stress and worry. However, there are some tips and tidbits of information you should know to help your loved one get the coverage they need.
28 July 2016
With people over the age of 65 making up a large and ever-growing part of the US population (the number was nearly 45 million people in 2013), many Americans are looking for ways to help their aging parents. In many cases, the best option for aging parents is for them to move to an assisted-living facility, where they will receive medical assistance and supervision while still getting to enjoy recreational and social opportunities.
26 April 2016
It can often be difficult for the average person to take care of an elderly or ailing parent. Even if you have the best of intentions, the reality is that your work schedule, general household duties and family obligations can quickly take up all the hours in your day. An ideal solution for this problem is to hire a home health aide to visit your parent at home and provide the care that he or she needs.
17 February 2016
Whether you're an optimist or a pessimist, aging with strength and maintaining your independence may become challenging. However, there are many ways in which you can improve your odds of aging with more control over your own destiny. The keys are awareness and action: know what you're up against and how to defend yourself. What Threatens Your Independence As You Age? Sarcopenia: The natural occurrence of losing muscle mass as you get older.
16 September 2015