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Helping My Mom To Choose A Great Nursing Home

After my mother was diagnosed with a debilitating illness, I knew that I couldn't care for her on my own any longer. I wanted to give her the best care possible, which is why I encouraged her to look around for a nursing home. I was able to visit a huge variety of different assisted living centers and gather brochures for her, and she was finally able to narrow down her selection. This blog is all about helping your elderly loved one to choose a great nursing home or assisted living facility, so that you can take care of their needs.


Tips for Knowing If It Is Time to Call an Assisted-Living Facility

Making the decision to place a loved one in an assisted-living facility might not be an easy one, but it is a decision that you might have to face. You may wish to take a few moments to reflect on the following key indicators that assisted living is ideal. This way, you should have an easier time deciding if this is the right move to make or if the situation you are dealing with does not call for such action yet. Read More 

How To Help Your Senior Socialize

If you have an elderly relative or friend that you are taking care of, you might notice that he or she doesn't see a lot of different people every day. This can be difficult for that senior because he or she, like everyone else, needs people to interact with in order to stay happy and healthy. Here are some ways to ensure that your senior is getting enough social interaction and is not lonely. Read More 

5 Signs To Watch For When Evaluating Whether A Parent Is Developing Dementia

Suspecting a parent is developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia is upsetting. Not only do you have to deal with their memory loss and personality changes, you worry about their safety. You wonder if you should start looking at assisted living facilities. There's a common adage about how not being able to find house keys is normal but not being able to find the house is a problem. There are other ways you can become clearer on whether your parent simply has some age-related memory issues or is experiencing something more serious. Read More 

What To Prepare For When Undergoing Rehab For A Hip Injury

As you age, you are more likely to injure your hip in a slip or fall. On average, at least 250,000 people over the age of 65 are hospitalized for a hip injury every year. If you've injured your hip in an injury due to a fall, you will need to undergo extra care in order to heal. Learn what to expect when undergoing rehab for for your hip injury. Read More 

I Want Quality Care For My Aging Parents: How Do I Know Where To Go?

It can be difficult to know what is best for your parents and other loved ones as they age. There are many different facilities out there to choose from, such as nursing homes and assisted living. But many people may not understand the differences among all these options and, therefore, run the risk of placing their loved ones in a place that does not meet their specific needs. Often times the term " Read More