Taking care of an elderly relative (or managing their care) is never easy, because there are many options to choose from and the quality of care can vary a lot. One thing is for sure: if your relative has medical needs, you probably will need to call in some outside help. Here are your options. In-home skilled nursing First of all, how severe are the medical needs? Sometimes all you need is an in-home skilled nursing team that can stop by each day to tend to medical needs.
17 January 2018
When you hit the age of being a senior citizen, it is time to start thinking about how you want to spend the golden years of your life. You may decide to stay in your home, move in with relatives, or come up with a plan of some kind, but moving into a senior independent living community tends to be one of the most attractive options. These communities are sprinkled across the country and give senior citizens a close-knit community that has a little more to offer than the average neighborhood.
13 October 2017
When you have a family member who suffers from dementia, you need to be selective about the care home that you arrange for him or her. There are a variety of attributes that you'll assess when comparing care homes, including the number of staff, the on-site amenities, and even the cleanliness of the facility. You also need to think about security — the last thing you want is for your loved one to wander out of the care facility and get lost or worse.
30 August 2017
Many people associate in-home caregivers with providing assistance to senior citizens. While many such caregivers do indeed care for elderly clients who continue to live on their own, they can also provide care for people of all ages. There are several in-home care agencies that have aides who specialize in caring for those who have post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Such individuals may live at home with family members, but be unable to care for themselves in several different ways.
18 August 2017
When a parent or loved one gets older, it can be difficult to know how to help them. Their mobility may be increasingly limited and they may have vision and hearing loss, or need help managing their medication. At the same time, they most likely are used to their independence and being in their own home, and may be resistant to the idea of moving into an assisted living facility, or not have the budget for it.
17 August 2017
Leaving your home after your kids move out and move on with their lives can be difficult. Many seniors find that their homes are too large for them and that they would rather pare down their living space to just the amount of room that they need. If you are thinking about selling your home and relocating in the near future, consider moving into a senior living community. The guide that follows walks you through a few of the benefits associated with living in a senior living community when you are older.
11 August 2017
As a loving child of an aging parent, you are probably rightfully concerned about your loved one's well being after they have a significant fall within their home. It raises questions about whether your parent is safe living alone, and whether the house has an adequate amount of features designed to protect an aging resident. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to provide care for your parent after a fall.
8 August 2017