When Memory Care Becomes A Necessity: Transitioning From Home To A Memory Care Unit


For people who have early dementia, living at home as long as possible often becomes a goal. While this can be accomplished by putting a support system into place and ensuring care care needs are met within the home, there may come a time when a memory care facility becomes a necessity. If the individual doesn't have the funds to pay for personal care around the clock, yet they are not safe at home alone, it's time to transition to a memory care unit.

13 August 2019

3 Tips To Help Your Senior Adjust To Assisted Living


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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

The 3 Main Benefits Of Assisted Living Facilities For Aging Individuals


Do you have an aging loved one who relies heavily on you to help them with daily tasks? Although you do not mind helping out, you have quickly realized it is becoming a bit too much for you. If your loved one is unable to prepare food, clean the home or even take a shower on their own, you may want to talk to them about moving into an assisted living facility.

23 June 2016

2 Reasons To Consider Moving Your Aging Parents Into A Senior Community


One of the most difficult decisions that most people will have to make at some point is how to make sure that their aging parents are cared for in their old age. A senior community is one of the more popular options available and usually consists of private apartments, condos, or houses instead of the single room setups that many retirement homes utilize. Listed below are just two of the reasons to consider moving your aging parents into a senior community.

22 June 2016