Getting older can require more care and caution. If you live alone and feel you should rely on the assistance of others to help have a higher quality of life, you may want to consider an assisted living facility. This will allow you to have some benefits that others who live solo simply don't have. Knowing the reasons to move to a facility of this type may motivate you to do so.
11 November 2015
When it comes to the flu, there's no such thing as being too prepared. While some lucky people never seem to get sick, most people are susceptible to illnesses like the flu, and being cooped up indoors during the cold winter months makes it easier to spread a contagious illness than it is at other times of the year. Take a look at some tips to help you can your family get through the upcoming flu season.
10 November 2015
When you have a loved one who is a senior living alone, you begin to find yourself quite preoccupied with their safety and health. As such, you may be looking into options to help them transition into a different living arrangement that is safer, more of a community, and better monitored. Because this is your first experience in dealing with such transitions, you may be wondering whether independent living or assisted living is best for your loved one.
10 November 2015
When researching retirement communities in your area to move to from your home, consider it a move to a new neighborhood. There will be new faces and expectations from the people who already live there. You'll want to establish yourself as a responsible part of the community. Here are a few ways to help you learn about and become integrated into this new neighborhood. Attend the Residence Meetings If the facility sponsors a residents' association, attend these meetings to get a sense of what the important issues are to the people living there.
6 November 2015
If you're concerned about your parent's well-being, it may be time to consider a senior living facility for them. Here are four signs that will help you decide if it's time to make some changes to your parents living arrangements. They're Losing Weight Are your parents suddenly losing weight? The first thing you should do is take them for a physical to rule out any medical conditions that may be causing the weight loss.
6 November 2015
As your parent enters their senior years, you might start to wonder if they would benefit from moving to a nursing home or an assisted living community tailored to senior citizens. Here are some signs that it could be time to talk to your parent about relocating to a senior living facility. They Have Greater Medical Care Needs When your parent has a new medical diagnosis that requires a great deal of additional care or has a worsening chronic health condition, they may need more care than you can provide on your own.
4 November 2015
Visiting a nursing home can be difficult for many people because they do not like seeing their loved one in poor health or weaker than they are used to seeing them. If you have a loved one whose health is failing and want to take your children to see them in the nursing home, it is important to properly prepare them for what they may see and hear. Use the guide that follows to learn a few tips for preparing your little ones for a visit to a nursing home.
3 November 2015