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The Type Of Home Health Care Services That Medicare Will Cover For You

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If you are insured via Medicare, and you are in need of medical care assistance at your home, you need to be fully informed about what type of services Medicare will pay for and what you will have to pay for out of your own pocket. #1 Skilled Home Health & Nursing Services If you need medical assistance, Medicare is designed to provide you with coverage for either a skilled home health service or with a skilled nursing service.

5 December 2016

Keeping The Family Together Amidst Dementia: 3 Things To Look For In Assisted Living Facilities

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The older Americans get, the more likely they are to suffer at the hands of dementia. Studies indicate that only 2% of Americans between the ages of 65 to 69 have dementia; however, the numbers quickly rise to 37% for Americans over 90 years old. Living with someone with dementia can be difficult. If you can't provide the constant care and attention needed, the only option left may be an assisted living facility.

26 September 2016

Tips For Keeping Your Loved One Occupied At An Assisted Living Facility

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If you have had to send a loved on to an assisted living facility due to the fact that he or she is unable to fully support and care for him or herself, you might worry about him or her being bored. Your loved on might not feel up to engaging in the activities that the assisted living center organizes, especially when he or she first arrives. Here are some tips smoothing the transition and keeping your loved one occupied.

6 July 2016

How To Keep Your Elder And His Or Her Pet Together In A Nursing Home

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If your love Research has shown that pet ownership has numerous benefits, such as assisting in the management of stress levels, decreasing the risk of a heart attack, and lowering cholesterol levels. The emotional attachment alone makes it easy to understand why someone wouldn't want to be separated. Fortunately, there are some available options. Look For A Pet-Friendly Nursing Home The days of all nursing homes forbidding pets are a thing of the past.

31 May 2016

Assisted Living Facilities: Questions To Ask When Looking For One

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As your elderly parent continues to age, they may not want or be able to clean their own home, mow the lawn or shovel snow. They may need some help remembering medications or lose them periodically. At this point, you may want to consider senior housing that may be appropriate for them, but aren't sure what you should be looking for when selecting one of the many assisted living communities out there.

19 April 2016

Is Your Nursing Home Up To Code?: Checking Out Nursing Homes BEFORE You Check In

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Nursing homes are required to abide by strict safety and fire codes. Most of them do a decent job of adhering to these regulations so that all residents are safe. However, you still want to make sure that the nursing home your parent checks into is one that is compliant and up-to-date with their fire and safety codes. Here is what to look for. Specific Fire Code Standards Nursing homes are required to have several fire extinguishers at the ready.

20 January 2016

Your Options For Senior Residential Care

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If you or a loved one cannot fully function on their own, then you might have thought about finding an alternative residential solution. Here are some of your main choices and the benefits that each of them brings to the table Home Care If you want to pick the option that has less impact on day-to-day affairs, then home care is your best bet. In your basic home care plan, the individual in question will stay in their own home and continue to live there as normal.

22 December 2015

Balancing Independence With The Need For Social Contact In An Assisted Living Facility

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One of the challenges of aging is the loneliness and the gradual loss of independence. You may find that your loved one is not interacting with others as much. You may also find that your loved one is struggling to manage finances and handle day-to-day activities. But when you sit down with your loved one, you find out that he or she is lonely and still wants to be independent. As you prepare to settle your loved one into an assisted living facility, there are things you can do to help your loved one remain independent while avoiding loneliness.

30 November 2015

What You Should Know About Frontotemporal Dementia

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When most people think about memory loss and dementia, they think about Alzheimer's disease; while Alzheimer's is one form of dementia, it is not the only one. Some people may find that they suffer from a much less commonly recognized form of dementia known as frontotemporal dementia. If you or someone you know has received such a diagnosis, get to know more about what frontotemporal dementia entails and what you can do to better manage the disease and your care going forward.

20 November 2015

Assisting Seniors Stay In Their Own Home: Tips For Caregivers And Loved Ones

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If there is a senior in your life that is trying to maintain their independence as long as possible, help them out with a few simple strategies that may preserve the senior's autonomy, and that may help to decrease any resistance to change. Some tips for helping seniors maintain their independence include: Give your senior some respect. Respect the lifestyle choices of seniors, and strive to find ways to preserve or increase the individual's independence.

20 November 2015