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.
14 March 2019
Rest is important to the health of your loved one. In fact, with certain medical conditions, a lack of rest can exacerbate symptoms and possibly even cause a disease to progress. However, if your loved one is in a skilled nursing facility, being in a foreign environment can sometimes cause a disturbance in their rest pattern. Learn what you can do to help your loved one rest better. Bring Something from Home
26 January 2017
If you don't have long-term insurance to cover nursing home costs when you need it, it's a good idea to manage paying for the care out of your own pocket at first. As you self-pay for your nursing home care, the funds you have in the bank will be reduced. At some point in time, you'll spend so much money and depleted your resources so much that you'll become eligible for Medicaid, which will cover your nursing home charges.
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.
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.
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