If you are considering putting a parent in an assisted living community, you may be wondering what you can expect from the transition. Here are some common things that you may see during the first week or few weeks of assisted living. A Bit of Homesickness is Natural First, you may expect to see some homesickness or confusion in the first weeks of assisted living. Changing living situations can be stressful or disorienting for anyone.
3 June 2016
When you have an elderly loved one that experiences a traumatic fall and breaks their hip, you may find yourself at a loss, not knowing what to do or what you can expect from the situation. While this can be a confusing and difficult time for you, you still want to provide care and support to your elderly loved one. Get to know more about what you can expect when your elderly loved one has fallen and broken their hip.
3 June 2016
If you're a retired veteran who plans to move into an assisted living facility, you may wonder how you can pay for your accommodations and other services when you have very little savings on hand. One of the things you can do is obtain an Aid and Attendance benefits to maximize your income. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, offers financial assistance to who served in the armed forces. However, many veterans may not know about the benefits if they already receive Social Security benefits or pensions from traditional employment.
28 May 2016
Moving to senior housing is a natural choice for older adults who know that they will thrive in an environment that fosters socialization. However, downsizing can be a little overwhelming for a senior who has lived for many years in one location. Eliminating clutter is important at every age, and it is far more fun to look forward to decorating your new space. As you prepare for your next adventure in life, use these tips to create an inviting space that all of your new friends will be flocking to visit.
27 May 2016
Many elderly people are unable to take strong painkillers because they are unable to function while taking them. For these older folks, natural, alternative forms of pain management are best. The same may also be true for your older loved one about medications prescribed for anxiety and depression. Learning more about the benefits of alternative nursing care in assisted living homes is a good idea. Why Choose Assisted Living And Alternative Care
25 May 2016
If you know it's time to put your parent in a nursing home but you aren't sure what they can afford, or what local facility will be best, there are some important things to consider. You don't want to just send them to the cheapest or closest option, instead you need to take your time to find the right fit. Here are a few of the things you'll want to do before you spring the news on your parent, and before you make any decisions.
25 May 2016
Moving into a personal care home can be a big change for many senior citizens who decide that this option is best for them. It can be exciting for many people, as they get to move to a home that offers many perks, amenities, and organized activities. No matter how happy that the person is to be transitioning into senior living facilities, giving them a housewarming gift can make the experience even better.
24 May 2016
The Alzheimer's Association lists Alzheimer's as the most common form of dementia and goes on to note that symptoms appear slowly, but then become more severe as time goes on. While you may wish to care for your loved one at home during the early stages of the disease, it may be more beneficial to the patient in the latter stages of the illness to get a room in an assisted living facility.
23 May 2016
If your elderly family member is unable to care for themselves or safely live on their own, you may be preparing to place them in a senior housing facility, nursing home, or assisted living facility. There are many factors you need to consider when selecting one of these facilities, such as the location, cleanliness, friendliness of the staff, and activities they offer your loved one. However, in addition to these factors, you need to consider what safety features the housing center offers and the condition of these features.
23 May 2016
Handling the care of a person who is suffering with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can be one of the most challenging things to do if you are the child of an aging parent. Even still, the idea of placing your parent in a nursing home or assisted living facility is difficult. However, if you can find a home that offers memory care, you will definitely know that your parent is in good hands and in a structured environment that will only be good for them.
20 May 2016