Improving Your Loved One's Nursing Home Experience
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Improving Your Loved One's Nursing Home Experience

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.

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Improving Your Loved One's Nursing Home Experience

  • 5 Steps To Tranisiton To Memory Care

    30 November 2016

    Memory problems can just be a normal part of growing older, but they can also be indicative of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Sadly, some people will eventually be diagnosed with one of the forms of dementia. While most families will try to care for their loved ones as long as possible, it almost always eventually becomes evident this just isn't possible. People with advancing Alzheimer's disease and associated dementia require 24-hour supervision.

  • Activities That Your Elderly Parent Can Take Up In An Senior Living Community

    30 November 2016

    One of the benefits of having your parent move into a senior living community is that the facility's staff will take care of the time-consuming tasks that your parent may have struggled with while living independently. With cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other such household activities no longer part of your parent's day-to-day schedule, he or she will be able to enjoy devoting more time to pleasurable things. Senior living communities typically have an events coordinator who keeps residents engaged by organizing a wide range of activities.

  • Best Way To Get Assistance Applying For Medicaid

    29 November 2016

    Applying for Medicaid can seem like a daunting task. Instead of putting off this important chore and losing out on the benefits you currently qualify for, it is best to seek assistance in filling out your application. You'll feel more at ease when accepting help and you won't have to worry about errors that will hold up your application from being processed.   Contact Your Local Social Security Office

  • Health Issues That Should Prompt You To Move A Parent Into Assisted Living

    29 November 2016

    While your elderly parent may like the idea of living independently, his or her changing health can impact the living arrangements. Occasionally, you'll need to step in upon seeing your parent's changing health issues and arrange a move to an assisted living facility. Under the care of medical professionals, your parent will receive help for his or her health issues — and you won't have to worry about the risk of your parent continuing to live alone.

  • Keeping Your Loved One Safe: Early Signs Of Dementia And Assisted Living

    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.