3 Tips To Help Your Senior Adjust To Assisted Living

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Making the decision to put a parent or another senior that you love in a nursing home or assisted living facility is obviously difficult. Things can be made even worse if the senior does not like the idea. When the day finally comes and it's time to move your loved one out of their home and into assisted living, emotions will likely be high. In order to help your senior transition as smoothly as possible, keep these tips in mind.

6 July 2016

Reasons Your Loved One May Need To Have A Short Stay At An Assisted Living Facility

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To help you understand reasons why your loved one may need to temporarily stay at an assisted living facility, take a moment to review the following points. Time To Heal From A Major Injury If your loved one was recently injured in a severe accident, it may be best for him or her to stay somewhere where there will always be a health care worker to help. This is especially important for anyone that is temporarily bound to a wheelchair or that has suffered a broken neck, broken arms, or injuries that affect their vision.

1 July 2016

Is Your Parent With Alzheimer's Ready For Assisted Living?

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When your parent has Alzheimer's disease, at some point, you and your family might be faced with the tough decision of placing him or her in an assisted living facility.  Determining what is the appropriate time to make the move can be difficult. Convincing your parent that it is time might prove to be even more challenging. If you suspect that your parent may need to be be placed in an assisted living facility, here is what you need to know.

30 June 2016

3 Reasons To Move Your Loved One Into An Alzheimer's Care Facility Early On

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If your loved one has recently been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's, you might be thinking about what the future will hold for him or her. However, you might be hesitant to put him or her into a memory care facility just yet. Even though the idea of making this big change might seem scary, it can be a good idea to look for a memory care facility, even for someone who is not showing symptoms of the more advanced stages of Alzheimer's just yet.

30 June 2016

Facts About Dementia To Help You Cope When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With The Disorder

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When you have a family member or close friend that receives a diagnosis of dementia, you may find yourself wondering about the causes of the disorder and what you can do to make life easier for your loved one. Dementia is a complex condition that is actually a set of symptoms that affect cognitive abilities such as memory, language, object recognition and motor skills. The most common form of dementia includes Alzheimer's disease, a progressive neurological disorder.

29 June 2016

How Pets Can Help Seniors Stay Happier And Healthier

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One problem many seniors face is loneliness, and this can be true even for those that move into assisted living facilities. If your parent is preparing to move to a facility like this, he or she might be happier and healthier with a dog. While there are assisted living centers that do not allow pets, there are also some that do, and having a pet could help your parent in so many different ways.

28 June 2016

How To Get Assistance With Applying For Medicaid

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Many seniors have limited income and need help with their medical expenses. Medicaid is a federal and state program that offers health coverage to anyone with very low income. This program provides health coverage to over 4.6 million low-income seniors. If you need help paying for assisted living or nursing home care, then Medicaid might can help you cover these expenses. Where To Get Help Some families are not familiar with the resources available to seniors and need assistance applying for Medicaid.

27 June 2016