I attended a talk about Elder Abuse that opened my eyes more and to look for the signs so that I can do more to help those in need. The abuse of elders and dependent adults occurs at all income levels and in every city in Orange County. Over 225,000 Californians become victims each year. 1 in 14 cases go unreported. Abuse is often divided into four main categories: physical abuse neglect psychological or emotional abuse and financial abuse Other types of … [Read more...] about Elder Abuse in Orange County
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
Top 5 Things People Want to Know About Senior Living Communities 1. Will my mom or dad be happy there? Before moving your loved one into a senior living community you want to visit it. Visit first to get the general look and feel of the place and ask questions to find out if they can provide the care and atmosphere that will help enhance their life. If your parent is not able to join you on the visit then you will be the judge. Statistics show that when the correct assisted living … [Read more...] about Top 5 Things People Want to Know
There are Long Term Care benefits for Veterans who are 65+ VA Aid & Attendance The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisting living facility … [Read more...] about LONG TERM CARE BENEFITS FOR VETERANS 65+