A few years ago, I realized that my dad needed to move into a care facility instead of living with us. He was always depressed and he needed to be around more people his own age. It was a really difficult decision, but after we moved him into a care facility, he really blossomed. It was great to see him happy, healthy, and enjoying things on his own. This blog is here to help other people to enjoy their own lives and to care for loved ones who need special assistance. I know that with the help of assisted living, everyone can enjoy a better life.
23 November 2016
Assisted living facilities are designed to promote independence for all residents. In fact, when a person lives in such a facility, they must be able to take care of many of their own basic needs. While a resident in assisted living will receive medication reminders and meals are served in a main dining room, it's an environment that allows residents to live in an apartment without a roommate. Early signs of dementia can include getting lost in familiar places, missing a number of appointments, and having trouble cooking when that wasn't a problem before.
23 November 2016
Many people help to move their elderly parents into nursing homes because of the care their parents can receive in these facilities. While getting help with taking medication and no longer having to cook and clean can certainly be beneficial, it's also worth thinking about how your parents' physical health can improve upon moving into such a facility. If you're concerned that your parents' health is declining in any number of ways, relocating them to a nursing home can lead to some improvement.
22 November 2016
People hire home health aides for their elderly parents for a number of different reasons. If your parent has trouble with tasks such as bathing or taking medication, for example, but still wants to live independently, a daily visit from a home health aide can reduce the amount of time that you stress over the care of your parent. It can also be worthwhile to think about hiring a home health aide if your parent is showing signs of being lonely.
17 November 2016
Choosing an assisted living facility for your loved one is a difficult task for any family; your loved one may feel rejected and fearful of his or her future with the looming loss of independence and existing social connections. To help your loved one through this difficult time, be diligent in touring the options for assisted living facilities in your area so that you can make the best decision; choosing a new home with friendly and attentive staff, a strong community, and ample activity programs will ease your loved one's transition into their new home.
15 November 2016
When you or a loved one makes the choice to discontinue medical treatment and to let nature take its course, it can be a very difficult choice. There may still be medical things that need to be done, like making sure that the person has enough pain medication to be comfortable while things are happening. That can be very difficult for family members to handle and may be too much to handle at home.