Memory Care: Ways To Orient Your Parents To The Present And Keep Their Minds Sharp


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

Caring For Your Parent With Alzheimer's: 3 Important Things To Consider


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

4 Medical Conditions That Can Be Treated At An Urgent Care Facility

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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

What To Expect When Recovering From Total Hip Replacement Surgery


Your hip has caused you pain for years due to to the arthritis in that joint. Your doctor has discussed replacing that hip with an artificial one, and you have scheduled your surgery. The surgical replacement of your hip is just the start of the process. When you get back home, the real work begins, as you do physical therapy to get your hip back into shape. Here is what to expect after the surgery and your continued recovery at home.

14 December 2015

What Types Of Payment Are Commonly Accepted By Nursing Homes?


When family members or loved ones become unable to care for themselves, it is often the best option to have them admitted into a nursing home where they can receive around-the-clock care. Nursing homes provide a wide variety of care including medical care, personal care and activities to enjoy with other residents. Residents live in the nursing home full time, but are able to have daily visitors and those residents who are able often go on outings with the nursing home staff on occasion.

27 October 2015

4 Reasons A Senior Living Facility Is A Great Option


Do you have an aging parent or loved one who is starting to show signs of more care needs? It can be difficult to have to make the choice to invest in care providers or facilities, but you want to make sure that your loved one's needs are always met. Senior living facilities offer a number of benefits to patients. Take a look at the following information to better understand why a senior living facility is a great option.

21 September 2015

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