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
When the time comes to make a choice about placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home, you may feel guilty and heartbroken about it. While some families are able to move their elderly loved into their own homes to provide care, many other families are unable to do that because of their jobs or other circumstances. If you are wondering whether or not your older parent or grandparent needs the care provided in a nursing home setting, check out these signs that mean you may be right.
20 May 2016
When planning a meeting for residents of an assisted living facility, there are specific considerations that you must take into account. For example, seniors living in such a facility often have physical limitations, which is why they're living at an assisted living facility. If you're planning an upcoming meeting with seniors, here are three tips to ensure your meeting goes well. Use a Font That's Easy to Read Many seniors suffer from deteriorating eyesight that can make it difficult to read.
19 May 2016