It’s a very uncomfortable feeling having to suddenly be thrust into the role of deciding if your mom or dad should move to assisted living. After all, you’re the ‘kid’ right? You’ve always listened to their advice, not the other way around. But, you’ve started noticing some signs that are making
By Faith Bandklayder Submitted On November 21, 2016
There are two ways to look for a senior living community, aka assisted living. It can either be done while under extremely stressful conditions when your family member has been hospitalized for a major medical event or a functional decline, which often is characterized by a fall or inability to do
By Abigail Aaronson Submitted On January 20, 2017
With an aging population, many Americans face the choice of putting their parents and grandparents into nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The multi-generational household in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory makes us feel nostalgic for a time when grandparents continued to actively participate in family life beyond their twilight years.
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By Andrea Avery Submitted On December 11, 2015
Once your loved one begins to need assistance with daily tasks, you’ll want to consider supportive living facilities. These organizations are not like your typical nursing homes, and they provide considerable benefits to seniors, as well as peace of mind for loving family members.
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By Anna Woodward Submitted On December 11, 2015
Extended care homes have a reputation for being a place no one wants to end up. That is because a skilled nursing facility here and there has had a few problems. There are several myths that have been debunked over the years, making these homes more highly regarded.
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By Andrew Stratton Submitted On December 16, 2015
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease comes with a set of complex and difficult emotions for both the patient and his or her loved ones. Patients, family, friends, and caretakers go through a formidable process of both planning and grief. However, there is hope in this confusing time. The disease has
By Abigail Aaronson Submitted On December 18, 2015
It is an important part of long-term care to allow caregivers the time to manage their own health and well-being. Respite care allows the nurses or companions to take short-term breaks, during which time they can attend to their own needs. This will ensure that both family members and the healthcare
By Penny H
There is a plethora of categories under the simple name, caregiver. Caregivers are people such as nurses, police, firefighters, teachers, pastors, priests, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and nursing home staff, to name just a few. I think it is safe to say that one who cares for another can be labeled as a caregiver for they all
By Alfred Ardis Submitted On January 12, 2016
In China, a law was recently passed decreeing that adult children must make regular visits to elderly parents or else run the risk of paying a fine. In Korea, the Confucian principle of filial piety serves as the philosophical ground for a culture of caring for aging parents, not only out