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Mom And Dad Fun Pad: Selecting An Adult Daycare For An Active Parent

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If your parent has some health issues that prevent them from being left alone, yet they enjoy the freedom of being able to roam around, an adult day care center can be the best choice. What you need to make sure of is that you select a space that your parent would enjoy going to. Keeping active while older is one of the best methods to a better memory and a longer, high-quality life.

15 July 2016

Holiday Activities To Do With Alzheimer's Patients To Keep The Mind Strong

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When you have a family member who is dealing with Alzheimer's or dementia, it can be so crucial to keep them involved with some activities that improve their mental health. As holiday seasons approach, it can be a great time to have them partake in some fun activities that are based on the holiday to keep their spirits up but which also challenge them mentally. No matter what the holiday may be, from Independence Day to Christmas, think of some ideas you can do during the holidays with your loved one to help them.

7 June 2016

4 Benefits Of Placing A Parent With Alzheimer's Disease In A Nursing Home

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Do you have a widowed parent with Alzheimer's disease who seems to be getting worse? If you are concerned about the safety of your parent and can't monitor him or her as much as you desire, it might be time to consider a nursing home. Your parent will have constant supervision to make sure that he or she does not wander off, as well as numerous other benefits. Take a look at this article to learn about the benefits of placing a parent with Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home.

6 June 2016

3 Things To Check Out When Touring A Retirement Home To Soothe Your Loved One's Mind

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If someone you love needs to move into a retirement home, it's understandable if things are a little bit emotional, especially if the loved one doesn't want to leave their house. One way you can help alleviate some of these emotions is by going on a tour of a retirement facility, such as Hillcrest Assisted Living, with your loved one before they actually move in. If you want your loved one to be OK with their new environment and feel good about the move yourself, here are three things you should do or keep an eye out for during your visit.

6 June 2016

3 Benefits Of Living In An Assisted Living Community

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If you're getting up in age and don't feel secure living alone any longer, you may want to consider other alternatives. One that is typically chosen by many elderly people is an assisted living community. This is a location that offers the comforts of home, but you can be around others at the same time. There are numerous advantages of selecting an assisted living community and knowing what some of these are may be the motivation you need to find yours!

6 June 2016

Tips For Celebrating Halloween At An Assisted Living Facility

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If you have a loved one who lives in assisted living, there is a good chance that you are going to want to make sure that he or she is not alone for any of the holidays. Although most people think about holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas for visiting relatives in assisted livings, some residents are highly invested in other holidays such as Halloween. Here are some tips for celebrating Halloween at an assisted living facility.

3 June 2016

Benefits Of Short-Term Assisted Living For Rehabilitation

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Short-term rehabilitation facilities can be a great option if your elderly loved one is recovering from a major illness. Here are some of the benefits and expectations of a short term assisted living arrangement. Better Transition from the Hospital Even if your parent is released from inpatient care, there may still be a lot of lingering discomfort and additional needs. The assisted living short-term rehab program can help to alleviate the burden of daily chores during the recovery period.

3 June 2016

Things To Expect The First Week Of Assisted Living

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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

What You Can Expect After Your Elderly Loved One Breaks A Hip

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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

Retired Veterans With Very Little Savings: How Can You Pay For Assisted Living?

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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