Does My Loved One Need Memory Care?


Experts estimate that there are 5.2 million Americans battling Alzheimer's. While this disease can be difficult for the afflicted individual to cope with, the symptoms can make it difficult for family members to care for an affected loved one. If you are responsible for a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, then enrolling that person in a memory care facility can be beneficial. Here are three signs that it might be time to find a qualified memory care facility to care for your loved one.

12 August 2015

3 Great Ideas For An Indoor Playground


Whether you plan on throwing a huge birthday party, building an on-site daycare for a large company, or managing a professional babysitting service, indoor playground equipment can mean the difference between entertaining a child and trying desperately to keep them from becoming bored. Take a look below at three types of indoor playground equipment that will keep the little ones happy the whole day through. Ballistics In the context of indoor playgrounds, "

7 July 2015

The Truth Behind Hospice: What Every Patient Should Know About Hospice Care


Hospice care is one of the most misunderstood services provided in healthcare. Many people believe that hospice care is reserved for people who are waiting to die. This isn't the case. Since most people are only exposed to hospice when facing terminal illness, it leads to many misconceptions and some misunderstandings. Here's a look at some of the things that you should know about hospice, especially if you've been diagnosed with a chronic and potentially fatal condition.

24 June 2015

4 Tips For Choosing An Assisted Living Facility For Your Elderly Loved Ones


Choosing an assisted living facility for a parent can be confusing and stressful. Certain questions should be asked so that you know that the facility meets up to your criteria, as well as your parents. After all, they will be the ones that actually live in the facility. Below you will find some questions that you will want to ask when searching for the right assisted living facility for your elderly loved ones.

19 May 2015

5 Ways Assisted Living Can Improve The Quality Of Life


If you or a loved one is searching for a way to maintain independence while receiving the care you need, an assisted living facility can help. Independent living facilities can help improve your quality of life in five different ways. Companionship and Mental Stimulation Since you will be spending your days at the assisted living facility, you want to know you will not be alone. Many senior care facilities offer daily activities, field trips, and arts and crafts.

12 May 2015

3 Signs That It Is Time for Your Loved One to Have Assisted Living


Having an elderly loved one can be a very eye opening experience. It can be very rewarding, but hard to care for their needs. As your loved one get's older and unhealthier, they will need more and more care, much like a child would, but they are in an adult-sized body. This can make it extremely hard for you to care for them on your own, or for them to care for themselves.

29 April 2015

Getting More Out Of Your Senior Community


So you've just moved out of your home into a large senior community. Without a larger home to take care of, you have more time on your hands. This is your opportunity to really enjoy your retirement years, not just get by. Here are some tips to finding your niche in the community and create a fulfilling retirement lifestyle. Get Involved in the Association If the senior apartments complex you moved to has a neighborhood association, start attending the meetings.

22 April 2015

3 Signs Of Dementia That You Should Be Looking For


Dementia is a common illness that affects many people in their golden years. In fact, 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer's or some other type of dementia. This is why it is so important that you learn to recognize the signs of dementia so that you can help your loved one get the proper help that they need. Here are some of the signs of dementia. 1. Becoming Lost In Familiar Areas

21 April 2015

A Sweet Deal: If You Have Diabetes, Turn To A Home Health Care Professional For Dietary Assistance


Over 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Diabetes is a very serious condition that requires diligent and conscientious lifestyle choices, especially in the nutrition department. If you have diabetes, a home health care professional can help you make good dietary choices and help you manage your disease. Understanding Diabetes Diabetes comes in three forms. Type one diabetes usually affects children and young adults, and gestational diabetes affects certain women during pregnancy.

21 April 2015

2 Things You Need To Consider Before Choosing An Assisted Living Facility


If you are like most senior citizens, you might be more concerned with attending your grandkid's piano recital or football game than you are about which senior living facility to use. Although you might be tempted to choose the cheapest option, finding an assisted living facility that you love is important for your overall health and happiness. Here are two things to consider before you choose an assisted living facility, so that you can enjoy your golden years:

17 April 2015