One of the most frightening symptoms of Alzheimer's disease is wandering. It is not uncommon for people with the disease to randomly wander away from home and turn up blocks or miles away. If you are caring for a parent with Alzheimer's and concerned he or she might wander, here is what you need to know. Why Does Your Parent Wander? Alzheimer's disease can affect your parent in a variety of ways.
26 July 2016
Adult day care can be a great thing for senior citizens and their adult children who are often their caregivers. It prevents grown children from having to place their parents in a full-time assisted living facility and allows them to go about their lives and careers. By watching adults for several hours each day, adult day care fulfills an essential role in society. Elderly people can get the most out of this new part of their lives when help is offered in the adjustment process.
6 June 2016
An adult day care center is a place where caregivers can bring adults who can't safely be left alone and have them be properly cared for. As with day care centers for children, these centers fill the day with activities and serve meals, but some of these centers also provide at least a certain amount of medical care as well. There are a number of benefits for those who make use of an adult day care center.
10 May 2016
If you have a loved one who has recently moved into a nursing home or other form of senior housing, there's a good chance you're looking forward to visiting him or her in the near future. Before you decide to just drop in, however, there are some important etiquette guidelines you'll want to keep in mind—not just this time, but every time you visit. Ask Permission to Visit First of all, never assume that your loved one will be thrilled about a "
28 April 2016
If you run a senior housing facility, protecting the well-being of your residents is important to you. However, in addition to wanting to genuinely keep them safe, you may also wish to look out for their well-being so you can avoid an accident. If a senior citizen slips and falls on your property, they may be able to file a personal injury claim. Here are a few ways you can reduce your liability against personal injury claims for senior citizens who use walkers in your senior housing facility.
14 April 2016
Most people don't give a thought to assisted living plans until they are in their twilight years. However, assisted living facilities aren't just for the elderly. If you suffer from an accident or injury that leaves you unable to live alone, you will likely move to an assisted living facility so you can retain some of your independence. If you wait to determine how to pay for your expenses until it's time to find an assisted living facility for yourself or your spouse, your family will likely bear the cost unless you have planned ahead.
13 April 2016
If you are in charge of an elderly loved one or family member, you may find yourself in a difficult and unfamiliar situation. Making sure that your loved one is getting the care they need in their home and is safe if and when they are left on their own can leave you feeling simultaneously drained and as if you are not doing enough. Get to know more about geriatric care and the ways in which the use of technology can improve your elderly loved one's care.
8 April 2016