Relocating to an assisted living facility is a major life change for any senior. As a family member or loved one of a senior citizen, you can help to make this change easier and facilitate the transition. The following are five things that can make it easier for a senior to get used to assisted living: Schedule a few visits to the assisted living facility before the actual move You should be able to visit the facility as many times as you want with your senior family member or loved one before the move, and it's always a good idea to do so at least a few times.
Fighting cancer can be a long battle that's difficult to do on your own. Fighting the disease takes much of your strength, so you may have little energy left for cooking, bathing, and getting the movement and exercise you need. Getting in home care can make all the difference in the quality of your life and it can take stress off your family as well. These are some services you might receive at home during your cancer treatment and battle towards recovery.
If one of your parents has Alzheimer's Disease, you are probably discovering that this illness is not only hard on the person who has it, but it is also very difficult for family members who care for that person. Besides the physical strain that caring for an Alzheimer's patient brings, there is also often an emotional strain. If this is true for you, from home care to placing your parent in a special memory care center, here are some ideas that might lighten your load:
If you have a loved one that is getting up in years, you may be concerned about this individual living alone. The challenges of getting older are many and this individual may not be able to do a number of things. One way to ease your mind and allow this person to have a higher quality of life may begin with putting your loved one in a senior assisted living facility.
Having a parent with dementia is never easy. Trying to decide how to care for him/her towards the end of his/her life means that you have to make a decision between institutional care and caring for him/her at home. If you choose to care for your parent at home, then you have to decide if you are going to be the one to do it, or if you are going to hire some assisted living nurses and care aides.
After my grandmother was too old to live on her own any more, I knew that I had to do something to keep her comfortable and safe. I started looking into assisted living facilities, and before I knew it, I had narrowed down the search to a few different places. It was absolutely incredible to see how many different options there were, so I felt great about only having to choose between a few. After I talked with my grandmother about what she wanted, it made it even easier to choose, and she is now comfortably living in a great environment. Check out this blog for more information.