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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I did not know how much my mom had deteriorated until my dad went into the hospital. Mom had seemed forgetful for awhile, but when dad was suddenly hospitalized one evening I learned that Mom’s problem was more than just a little forgetfulness. I went down to stay with her and for the first week dad was … Read the rest
Medicare: Neither Medicare Parts A nor B offer coverage for comprehensive ongoing long-term care. Medicare A (hospital insurance) may cover costs for a semiprivate room, meals, nursing and rehab services, medications, and medical supplies in a skilled nursing facility for the first 100 days after being released from hospitalization for an acute illness or injury. The first 20 days … Read the rest
Assisted living facilities are a great resource for elderly folk in need of extra care, but they are certainly not designed for everyone. If you have an elderly loved one that is adamantly opposed to living in such a safe setting, make sure that they are aware of all of the benefits that come with assisted … Read the rest
You may have heard the story about a 100 year old man who recently ran his car into 11 different people-9 of which were children. If you’re like most of us, this news story prompted a lot of thoughts about how to determine when someone is too old to continue driving. Unfortunately, there is no easy … Read the rest
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is defined as a long-term care option that combines housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is designed for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. Some residents may have memory disorders including Alzheimer’s, or they may need help with … Read the rest
Assisted Living for My Mom by Patricia Walter
Assisted Living, unfortunately, can be expensive, but it is a wonderful solution for a person that requires light care, but not a nursing home.
My Mom had many problems with 3 different nursing homes. In fact, she was asked to leave because she was not able to get along with her roommates. … Read the rest