QUESTION. How do I know if it’s time for my parent or loved one to move into a community or care home? ANSWER: There are certain signs to look for to help determine this. If you are concerned about the safety, health, mental or social welfare of your parent or loved one, it is time to take a look at getting care at home or placement. If your family member no longer recognizes their current home environment, this is another indication that placement is necessary. Finding the … [Read more...] about When Is It Time For Placement?
I know that I have personally always enjoyed belting it out while listening to a great song while I am driving. Or when there is a chance to go out with old-time friends and sing KARAOKE to those songs we grew up with. Studies show that there are many benefits to singing in groups. Here are the ones that might interest you. Provides exercise. Singing can be considered a fun workout. It pumps your lungs, strengthens your diaphragm and stimulates circulation. Eases asthma. Some research, … [Read more...] about Singing for your health! Benefits of singing include less stress, increased memory, better sleep and no more snoring.
The NUMBER ONE CONFUSION that we encounter is many people think that Assisted Living is the same as a Nursing Home. Read the following to dispel the myths about this. Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing Care When a person requires someone else to help him with his physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, this is considered long-term care. This help may be required temporary while they recover from an Illness, accident or injury. Or it may be more permanently … [Read more...] about The Number One Confusion;Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home
When visiting with elderly family members over the Holidays keep in mind the following. If you haven’t seen them in a while their condition may have changed and they might be at risk living alone. Observe for the following: Is their personal hygiene declining? Are they eating properly? Are they managing their medications well? Are they frail and at risk of falling? You may ask them and get answers that do not match what you are seeing. If your answers raise some … [Read more...] about Holiday Visiting
Deciding if, when, and where to place a loved one is often a heart-wrenching and overwhelming experience. Many family caregivers continue providing care far beyond their physical and emotional capabilities before they even consider placement as an option. These guidelines may help that difficult decision-making process of whether or not to place a loved one in residential care. Ask these questions about your senior: Is their personal hygiene declining? Are they eating properly? Are … [Read more...] about To Place or Not to Place…That is the Question!
Reasons Families Fight About Senior Care Caring for an aging loved one can be one of the most stressful family crises of a lifetime. The difficulty of the task as well as underlying family issues that conflict can create a great dissonance. When families can put aside their differences and work together as a team it works out for the best and their elderly parents gain the most. From our years of experience these the TOP 5 REASONS families fight about senior care Caregiving while … [Read more...] about Reasons Families Fight About Senior Care