Taking Care of Mom and Dad

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Taking Care of Mom and Dad

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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It's not always an easy process when your parents need to move into an assisted living facility. In a perfect world, you (or your parents) would raise the topic, you would all agree on the best facility, and they would move in. The reality of the situation can be quite different, and sometimes you will need some guidance and general assistance with what can actually be more complicated than you expected. Read More 

3 Positive Things That Happen When They Move To An Assisted Living Community

Many seniors have lived the majority of their lives with other people in the house. Once your parent loses a spouse or gets divorced, they might discover that living alone is hard. After all, seniors thrive on having social support, and your parent may be facing health challenges that make it difficult to manage their daily needs alone. Watching as your loved one's physical or mental health deteriorates is painful, but you can turn things around by helping them to enjoy the benefits of joining an assisted living community. Read More 

How Can a Skilled Nursing Facility Help After Surgery?

Modern surgery is an amazing advancement in the field of medicine. It allows doctors to repair parts of the body that are injured or failing, so patients can make a full recovery. Minor surgery involves little downtime, but more extensive surgeries can require weeks or even months of healing and rehabilitation. If you have a major surgical procedure planned, you may be able to benefit from a nursing facility afterward. Here are four ways the staff in a skilled nursing facility can care for you post-surgery: Read More