3 Reasons Assisted Living Care Is Logical For Elderly Individuals On Dialysis


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

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Looking For Assisted Living & Retirement Communities For Your Parents


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

Fall Injuries In The Elderly — How Traumatic Brain Injury + Broken Bone = Heterotopic Ossification


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

4 Reasons To Choose An Assisted Living Facility


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

Controlling And Eliminating Unwanted Behaviors In Group Home Settings


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