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
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
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
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
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
When you move to a senior living facility, hard choices have to be made. Among these choices is what to bring and what to leave behind. Many factors must be considered when deciding which possessions to bring to the facility. The size of the living quarters, facility rules, and the availability of storage at the senior facility are all variables that will influence what is brought. Make a List of Everyday Items to Bring
14 April 2015
As an elderly person who has a certain level of disability, you'd like to move to an assisted living community, but you're not sure you can afford it. Consider getting a roommate and sharing the cost. You'll each have your own private master suite with a bedroom and bathroom, and you'll share the rest of the living space. There also are advantages besides the cost savings. Communities That Match Up Potential Roommates
14 April 2015