If you have a family member who has dementia and lives in a memory care facility, where they can get the specialized care they need, you should still visit them. Even if their memory isn't perfect anymore, visits with family still matter. If you feel uncomfortable and are not sure how to conduct yourself around your family member with dementia, here are some tips to help you feel more comfortable and prepared for your visit. [Read More]
Creating A Smooth Transition From Home To A Skilled Nursing Facility
The average elderly person has spent the last several decades taking care of themselves, independently. As such, the idea of leaving behind their life at home for one at a skilled nursing facility is often met with a great deal of resistance. As a child, family member, or other loved one, you only want what is best for their health and safety, so learning how to convince them that this is the best step should be the goal for a smooth transition. [Read More]
Should You Consider Home Care Services Or A Nursing Home?
If you have a veteran at home who may need more intensive care than you are able to provide, you might wonder if home care services are a good option. Whether you are trying to choose between home care services or a nursing home community, you want the best for your loved one. So, how do you know which option is right? Here are a few things to consider. Where Is the Best Available Space? [Read More]
Count on Senior Care Services When a Senior Falls at Home
If a senior falls in your home, it's normal to be very afraid of what might happen next. Is your loved one injured? Will they need more permanent senior care services? What's the best way to get help? What can you expect senior care services to do after a fall? These are the steps one should take if a loved one has fallen, from the initial steps to the long-term solutions that will help you move forward safely. [Read More]