If you're caring for an aging family member or loved one with dementia, you may have heard the term "memory care." While many people have some idea what memory care is, not everyone knows the difference between a memory care facility and a standard nursing home. These answers to frequently asked questions will help you decide for yourself if memory care is right for your loved one. What's the difference between a memory care facility and a nursing home?
22 March 2016
If your elderly parent was diagnosed with osteoporosis, then you should look into available resources for this condition. Osteoporosis causes your bones to become brittle and weak. This condition affects 54 million Americans over the age of 50. It puts them at risk for a fracture that could decrease quality of life. Here three ways to support an elderly parent with osteoporosis. Take Advantage of Home Care Services In-home services provide customized services that allows a person with osteoporosis to live at home safely.
22 March 2016
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort in your hip, then you may be considering hip replacement surgery. This surgical procedure removes the hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint. Studies show that joint replacements can significantly increase mobility and relieve pain in 90 percent of patients. It is important to follow your surgeon's instruction to recover from surgery within a reasonable time. Here are three ways to successfully recover from hip replacement surgery.
18 March 2016
Do you look at your children and grandchildren and feel like it was just yesterday you were their ages? If you have reached those senior years that are also known as golden years, you may be considering downsizing from your large home. If that is the case, from an apartment to senior living facilities, here are some ideas that might help you to decide what you want to do. Face Your Emotions - Talk about mixed emotions!
18 March 2016
When your loved one first moves into a nursing home, they are basically starting a new life in a new place. However, this doesn't meant that they shouldn't feel just as loved and cared for as they did when they were living at home, if not more. Here are three ways that you can help your loved one feel important and loved while living in a nursing home. Visit Often
14 March 2016
If you have been injured for any reason, whether it be from a car accident or from participating in a sport, you may have some pain that could result in you needing to see a physical therapist. Many people avoid going to a physical therapist believing that instead they can get better on their own. However, this is not the case. A physical therapist can easily help reduce pain and get you back on your feet before you know it.
14 March 2016
Moving into an assisted living facility can make life a lot easier for your elderly parent. But, while he or she will likely be happy to be rid of the burden of keeping up with a home, your parent may struggle to adapt to this new way of life in a new community. During your parent's first few weeks in the senior living facilities, there are some things you can do to help them settle in.
11 March 2016
If you suffer from arthritis and are having trouble living alone at home, moving to an assisted living facility could be highly beneficial. Assisted living facilities offer independence along with the necessary assistance for your situation. As you look for an assisted living facility to move to, look for one that offers the following benefits. Healthy meals Your weight, as well as the food you eat, can either help or hurt the symptoms you experience from arthritis.
9 March 2016
When you make the decision that you'd like to move to a retirement home in the near future, it's advantageous to spend some time researching homes around you and even talking to some of your peers who have already made the move. While this research is beneficial, there's nothing like actually visiting a few different retirement homes for a tour and a discussion with staff. Retirement communities commonly invite prospective residents to tour the facility, eat a meal with current residents and even take part in a group activity, if desired.
8 March 2016
The time comes in many adult children's lives when the roles become reversed, and it is suddenly the responsibility of the child to take care of their aging parents. However, more often then not, adult children are too overwhelmed with their own lives to take on this added responsibility, which is one reason why downsizing to an assisted living facility is such a popular option. Making the decision to move your parents into an assisted living facility or memory care facility is one of the most difficult ones a person can make, but by following these tips, you will be able to make the transition as painless as possible for all parties involved.
3 March 2016