Understanding the Benefits of Assisted Living Homes

5 Ways to Stay Connected When Your Loved One Enters a Nursing Home

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It’s all too easy to lose touch with people these days, even the people you love the most. Busy lives lead to your missing friends and family and not connecting with others. If someone you love has entered a nursing home, don’t lose touch. Not only do they need you to make their lives complete, but you need them more than you know. Here’s how to stay connected in fun and family-oriented ways. 1. Do Their Laundry It doesn’t matter whether the nursing home your loved one is at has laundry facilities on site: go ahead and...

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What Should You Be Asking Before Signing Your Parent Up For An Adult Day Care Program?

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As someone who is taking care of their elderly parent, you may want them to get out of the house every now and then. A good adult day care program can provide good quality time with others their age, but in order to feel comfortable about having them at adult day care, make sure that you ask every program you’re thinking about the following questions. What Is Staffing Like? Another question to ask a center is how many people will be on site and interacting with all of the adults in the program. It can be tricky to keep a number of...

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How To Help Seniors Adjust To A Nursing Home

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For most seniors, a move to a nursing home often feels very difficult, and transitioning to their new surroundings often requires the close collaboration of family members and staff at the facility. Choosing a nursing home with the good amenities, friendly staff and positive reviews from other residents is often crucial to making the transition successful. However, there is so much more you can do to help your loved one quickly feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Make their new environment feel like...

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Learning How To Cope With Primary Progressive Aphasia By Following Terry Jones’ Example

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It was recently announced that former Monty Python member Terry Jones was suffering from Primary Progressive Aphasia, a syndrome which is making it more difficult for him to communicate and form sentences. This sad condition is one that strikes people across the world every year, but it is one that isn’t very well known. Understanding this condition, and how you can help people work through it, is crucial should anyone you love develop it. Understanding This Condition And Its Impact The announcement of Jones’ condition had to be...

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Steps To Limit Alzheimer’s Risk

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Although scientists haven’t managed to find a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, there are some steps that you can take to limit your risk. Many of these are similar to the steps recommended to stay healthy in general as you age, so following the recommendations will likely have a variety of different health benefits. No one recommendation is likely to prevent Alzheimer’s on its own, the key is to combine them into a healthy lifestyle. Follow a Healthy Diet Following the right diet may help limit Alzheimer’s risk by...

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3 Reasons To Hire Help When Applying For Medicaid

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Medicaid is a wonderful thing that can help a lot of people get the medical and financial help that they need. However, applying for Medicaid on your own can be quite difficult for multiple reasons. This article will discuss 3 reasons why you should hire someone to help you apply for medicaid.  It Can Greatly Speed Up The Process Perhaps the best reason to hire someone to help you file your medicaid is because of how much faster it can make the process. Figuring out all of the paperwork that you need to fill out and all of the items that...

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A Few Easy Ways To Make Your Home Easier For Your Elderly Parents To Navigate

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If one or more of your parents is moving into your home, make sure you take some time before they move in to ensure that your home is easy for them to navigate. Here are a few ways that you can make your home easier for them to get around in. Add More Lights Your parents are going to need some time to get used to your home when they move in. An easy way to help your parents navigate your home more easily is by adding extra lights that have easy on-off switches for your parents to use. Lights with small or complex switches can be difficult for...

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3 Important Components For Choosing A Home Caregiver

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When your loved ones begin to get to a point where they need help meeting their basic needs, some difficult choices often need to be made by the family. Depending on the health of your loved one, an in-patient facility, such as a nursing home or a retirement home, may not be necessary. Many times, you can get just enough help from a hired home caregiver. The primary benefit of this type of situation is the fact that your family member is allowed to stay in his or her own home, which is crucial for their mental health. However, you need to...

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Tips For Keeping Your Loved One Motivated While In Short Term Rehab

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If you have a loved one who is going through short term rehab for physical therapy, there is a good chance that he or she is going to become discouraged at the rate of his or her recovery. This is because it takes the body a long time to heal in many cases and time will seem to slow down due to a loss of freedom and independence. This discouragement can result in your loved one’s recovery taking even longer. Here are some tips for making sure that your loved one stays motivated during his or her short term rehab. 1. Make a Light at the...

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Important Steps To Choosing An Assisted Living Facility

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Do you have an older relative who you’re no longer able to care for at home? Are you thinking about putting him or her in an assisted living facility, but you don’t know how to choose which one is best for you? Choosing the right place to put your parent or grandparent can be a difficult decision. After all, you want to make sure that the right people are caring for him or her. Fortunately, there are things that can make the process easier. Some of these are: Visit each place at least twice: If you’re busy caring for...

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