Assisted-living services can prove invaluable help to those individuals that are unfortunate enough to be unable to care for themselves on a daily basis. While assisted-living communities can offer patients the services and comforts that they need, these facilities are often poorly understood by patients and their family members. After you have the following few questions about these communities addressed, you will be better able to decide if this is a suitable option for your healthcare needs.
22 June 2016
When you have an elderly parent who is just getting out of inpatient hospital care, a short-term rehabilitation or nursing home center can be a great intermediate step before returning home. Here are some things to look for in a short-term rehab facility. Availability of Medical Professionals The types of nursing care that your parent needs in rehabilitation may be somewhat different than the ongoing care that long-term residents would need.
22 June 2016
A loved one's diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be a troubling thing, especially when you don't understand the progression of the condition or the trouble signs you should be watching for. By knowing the early warning signs of significant progression, you might be more equipped to seek supportive care or an independent living environment when your loved one needs it most. Here are a few things you should watch for that may indicate that your family member needs more support than you can provide.
19 June 2016
Someone who is on the lower-functioning side of the autism spectrum often needs around the clock care to ensure that they are able to be safe at all times. When parents have an autistic child who has grown to be an adult, it can sometimes be difficult to give them the care that they need because they are strong physically, but may still function like a child. If you have an adult child with autism living in your home, you may want to consider hiring an in-home caregiver to help you give your child the care they need and deserve.
14 June 2016
Do you take care of your senior parent who suffers from early stage of Alzheimer's disease? If you need someone to look after him or her because you work a day job, you might find that enrolling him or her in an adult day care center is the best thing to do. An adult day care center can actually be beneficial in a few different ways. Take a look at this article to learn why enrolling your parent in an adult day care center is not a bad idea while you are working during the day.
13 June 2016
If you have recently broken your hip and needed a complete replacement, you will quickly realize the amount of rehabilitation and physical therapy you will need to get back to feeling well again. Hip replacements can cause pain, stiffness, and muscle weakness, with pain typically lasting at least 4-6 weeks after surgery. You will work closely with a physical therapist to determine when you can begin bearing weight with your new hip, and you will be taught how to use devices to assist you while you are healing from your surgery.
10 June 2016
You've decided that taking care of your own home has become too much trouble and are moving into one of the local assisted living facilities. In many ways, this is like moving into a new neighborhood. There are new people to meet, friends to make, and people will want to get to know you. Here are some tips for settling into your new neighborhood. 1. Attend and participate in any resident's meetings.
8 February 2016
Adult day care facilities provide activities and supervision for adults that may need assistance or supervision in their daily routine, yet wish to remain independent and live at home. If you are considering non-residential adult day for yourself or your elderly loved one, do you know what to look for? Here are a few hallmarks of top-notch adult day care program: The program provides transportation to and from the adult day care facility: How will your elderly loved one get to and from adult day care?
8 February 2016
Whether your elderly parent has trouble performing some day-to-day tasks or you think that it's best for him or her to spend time with some peers, you might pursue the idea of helping your parent move into a retirement community. This change can be a significant adjustment for someone who has lived on his or her own for decades, but it hopefully won't take too long until your loved one is comfortable in the new surroundings.
5 February 2016
Seeing someone you love age and decline in health can be very discouraging. Someone who might have taken care of you when you were younger is now in need of constant help and care. Although you may want to provide that care for your loved one, it is important to know when it is time for an assisted living facility. Putting your loved one in a facility can protect both of you and can improve the quality of life for your loved one.
2 February 2016