When your loved one is no longer capable of living at home, a nursing home or assisted living residence is the safest place for them to continue to live out their golden years. However, a change of residences often brings up financial concerns, and having Medicaid benefits helps to offset any new costs that are associated with your loved one's health care. Unfortunately, the process of applying for Medicaid is complicated and often fraught with frustration.
24 October 2018
If you have an elderly loved one whose health is decreasing, meaning that they need more help around the house for everyday tasks, you should definitely consider in-home health care. This way, you can give yourself a break while still ensuring that your loved one is being taken care of. Here are five main reasons to choose this option for health care. Helps With Personal Care In-home health care nurses are trained and experienced to provide personal care that you may not be comfortable doing on your own.
17 November 2016
As your loved one enters their golden years, you may start to think about nursing care or an assisted-living facility. In some cases, you may the individual to live with them while you care for their needs, but there may become a time when their needs are too complicated for you to handle in your home. Here are some signs that your loved one needs more help than you can give.
27 July 2016
If you just moved your elderly parent into an assisted living facility, like Grace Assisted Living, and they have not yet made the move to join any of the structured activities offered, you will most likely be a bit concerned about their feelings and reasons for not participating in these programs. Most assisted living facilities have an array of programs available for their residents to enjoy both individually and as a group.
29 June 2016
Age-related memory loss is scary enough without receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's. If your parents have memory issues related to any of the above, there are several ways to help keep them oriented to the present and keep their minds sharp. These ways or approaches are especially important if your parents will be moved to a nursing home or assisted living facility where they might not get enough daily interaction unless you request it of the staff.
27 March 2016
If your parent has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and you worry that they can't be left alone, it may be time to consider finding them an assisted living facility. There are many options for your parent so they can still feel like they have their independence, and so you don't have to worry. With the Alzheimer's you have to worry that they aren't able to remember to eat, bathe, and to take normal safety precautions.
21 January 2016
Some situations should only be handled in an emergency room setting. Thus, if you suspect that you or a loved one is in cardiac arrest, it's best to call an ambulance or head to a hospital. However, if a condition does not appear to be life-threatening, urgent care may be more appropriate. Although many urgent care centers are not open 24 hours, they often have hours that extend beyond those of a typical doctor's office, making care more accessible for patients in need.
13 January 2016