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At the beginning of your life, your parents take care of you, but when you reach middle age, the tables turn, and you need to take care of your parents. That can involve helping your parents to find an assisted living facility or a nursing home. To quickly explain, assisted living is independent living with a bit of extra help such as a group lunch room or an emergency alert system in each apartment. A nursing home, in contrast, provides comprehensive care for patients with a wide range of issues from dementia to arthritis. This blog is designed to help you make those tough decisions. It's also going to include posts on home health care, staying in touch with relatives in nursing homes, and more. I wish you the best through this sometimes difficult part of the journey with your parents.

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3 Ways To Help Your Parent After An Alzheimer's Diagnosis
21 June 2018

Learning that your aging parent has Alzheimer's is

Elderly Eviction: Can Your Mom Or Dad Be Kicked Out Of An Assisted Living Facility?
22 April 2018

Not everyone's elderly mom or dad is the quintesse

2 Ways To Help Your Aging Parent With Alzheimer's Disease
16 December 2017

Has your mother or father recently been diagnosed

3 Important Tasks Your Elderly Parent Might Need Help With
5 October 2017

A lot of seniors would rather stay living at home

5 Benefits Of Living In An Assisted Living Facility
2 October 2017

As people grow older, many get to the point where

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3 Ways To Help Your Parent After An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Learning that your aging parent has Alzheimer's is heartbreaking, though for some families it can also be a relief to have an official diagnosis after noticing behavioral changes for months or even years. With Alzheimer's comes cognitive and memory changes and, in some cases, personality changes as well. Alzheimer's progresses differently for everyone, so individualized care and attention is key. Here are a few ways you can help your parent after this life-changing diagnosis. Read More 

Elderly Eviction: Can Your Mom Or Dad Be Kicked Out Of An Assisted Living Facility?

Not everyone's elderly mom or dad is the quintessential Norman Rockwell grandparent, and this can be problematic in an assisted living facility. While your mom or dad may need the help provided at such a place, if they tend to be "difficult," that could get them into trouble and leave you in the awkward position of having to defend them or worse, having to find them a new home. Your best course of action, if you're faced with placing your less-than-agreeable parent in an assisted living apartment, is total honesty and working as closely with staff as you can. Read More 

2 Ways To Help Your Aging Parent With Alzheimer’s Disease

Has your mother or father recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease? This type of dementia causes individuals to lose their memory as well as their ability to do things that were once easy for them to do. Although it's a rough diagnosis to deal with, there are ways to be there for your loved one during this difficult time. It's important to be there for your loved one and to have patience when he or she has forgetful moments. Read More 

3 Important Tasks Your Elderly Parent Might Need Help With

A lot of seniors would rather stay living at home than making a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. After all, home is the place they feel comfortable at. Unfortunately, though, as people age, they begin struggling with completing normal daily tasks. Here are three tasks your parent might have trouble doing on his or her own. Taking medications Most seniors take medications daily, and many seniors take a lot of different medications each and every day. Read More 

5 Benefits Of Living In An Assisted Living Facility

As people grow older, many get to the point where they can no longer safely live alone. When this time come, families often decide that moving to a long-term assisted living facility is the best option for their elderly loved one. Luckily, there are many quality long-term assisted living facilities that offer a number of amenities for their residents. Some of the benefits a person can enjoy while living in a long-term assisted living facility include: Read More