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Elder Care Fundamentals: What You Should Know

After watching several of my family members struggle with dementia and various other age-related conditions, I spent a lot of time researching the options for assisted living, in-home care, and nursing homes. I wanted to be sure that I understood what was out there before my parents came to need it. All of my research helped me learn a lot about future care options for my family. I decided to help clarify the options for others who may be as confused as I was. This intention of this blog is to do just that. I hope that the information here helps you understand the basics so you can make the right choice when you need to.

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3 Ways To Motivate Your Loved One During A Short-Term Rehab Stint
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The Challenge Of Remembering: 5 Ways To Help Someone You Love With Memory Problems
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3 Tips For Finding The Ideal Senior Assisted Living Facility
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Finding An Assisted Living Community That Matches Your Family Member's Needs
24 January 2018

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3 Ways To Motivate Your Loved One During A Short-Term Rehab Stint

Do you have a loved one that is going to be heading to short-term rehabilitation after a hospital stay or for physical therapy? If so, throughout the recovery process, there is the possibility that he or she will become discouraged at some point in time. It takes long enough for the body to heal on its own, but when a person becomes depressed due to losing his or her independence and freedom, the body's overall healing process often slows down even more—resulting in the recovery process taking longer than normal. Read More 

The Challenge Of Remembering: 5 Ways To Help Someone You Love With Memory Problems

When remembering becomes challenging, life becomes very frustrating. Whether you're the person with the problem or someone who loves them, the gradual fading away turns into personal and familial tragedy. Sometimes, though, you can strengthen the memory, much like a muscle, and keep it working longer. If someone you love needs help with memory care, there are little things you can do to help them. Hang A Calendar A large and easy to read calendar should be on full display wherever they live, with days gone by crossed off. Read More 

3 Tips For Finding The Ideal Senior Assisted Living Facility

If you have loved ones in your life that you're concerned about a great deal, you'll want to help. It's possible that these individuals can't provide the necessary care for having the highest quality of life. One thing you can do that will give the most help in finding a senior assisted living facility for aging friends or family members. It's essential to know top tips for helping you make this possible and putting these to work. Read More 

Finding An Assisted Living Community That Matches Your Family Member’s Needs

You'll learn pretty quickly in your search for an assisted living residence to house your elderly family member that assisted living communities are not the reinvented model of new nursing homes or even new retirement homes. People who design today's assisted living communities take a whole new approach in making sure that assisted elderly living homes really do feel like home for senior residents who plan to live in their facilities. Read More 

What Should You Look For In A Nursing Home For Your Developmentally Disabled Adult Child?

Many people only think of nursing homes as places for the elderly. However, if you have an adult child who suffers from a developmental disability that prevents you from caring for them properly at home, a nursing home can be the most suitable environment. Making the choice to place your adult child in a nursing home can be one of the most heartwrenching decisions to make, especially if your child has always lived at home. Read More