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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 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

What If Your Siblings Are Hesitant About A Senior Care Facility For A Parent?
2 October 2017

When it becomes difficult for you and your sibling

A Guide To Applying For Medicaid
26 September 2017

If you are an elderly person in need of medical ca

The Pros And Cons Of Using Applied Behavior Analysis Services For Your Autistic Child
20 September 2017

If you have a child with autism, you know that you

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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 

What If Your Siblings Are Hesitant About A Senior Care Facility For A Parent?

When it becomes difficult for you and your siblings to provide the care that your elderly parent need, finding a senior care facility might seem like the best option. If your siblings do not agree, family arguments could ensue and your parent could miss out on getting the care that he or she needs. Unless you have the legal right to solely make decisions about your parent's care, you will need to work with your siblings to determine what is best. Read More 

A Guide To Applying For Medicaid

If you are an elderly person in need of medical care, it's important to take advantage of Medicaid so that you're able to get the benefits that you're entitled to. When you are looking for this level of care, you'll need to reach out to a Medicaid specialist that can assist you with finding the plan that will serve you. This article will teach you about the benefits you'll experience with Medicaid coverage, in addition to finding out if you qualify and applying accordingly. Read More 

The Pros And Cons Of Using Applied Behavior Analysis Services For Your Autistic Child

If you have a child with autism, you know that your child may have certain quirks or abnormal behaviors. You also know that the behaviors found in one autistic child may vary drastically from the behaviors of another autistic child. This can make curbing these behaviors or teaching more normal behavior challenging. This is where applied behavior analysis (ABA) may help. A behavior assistant watches your child's behaviors, determines what their triggers are and how to best help them. Read More