Important Documents for Seniors to Have
When it comes to preparing for the end of life, it doesn’t need to be a daunting experience. It will help ensure that your wishes are respected and followed in times when you may not be able to voice your wants and needs at a specific time. By having these legal documents lined up before […]
How to Help Ease the Transition to a Nursing Home
The overall goal of a nursing home is to keep the resident safe – especially if they may not have the safety or care in their own home. This could be for a number of reasons including frequent falls, inability to move around freely, forgetfulness, food, and cooking safety, or a developing illness or disease. […]
Shifting from Assisted Living into a Nursing Home
There are many options when it comes to senior living. An assisted living facility gives seniors the independence of living alone but has staff and nurses around that assist with daily activities. It offers seniors the ability to live more of a social life. A nursing home is a place that serves those that require […]
Hospice and Palliative Care: The Differences
There are particular types of care available when a serious or chronic illness is diagnosed. The doctor may offer the terms palliative and hospice care. Regardless of the health impairment, both types are aimed to provide comfort, emotional support, and quality of life. This can offer help in tough choices as well for the patient […]
Assisted Living or Nursing Home?
What are the differences and how to make the best choice for your loved one? Senior care is an important aspect of our healthcare system. There are several types of care that seniors can receive while they are aging. Most of the decisions will be based on their current health state of mental and physical […]
What is the difference between Long-Term Care and Skilled Care?
After discharge from the hospital, sometimes a facility can be the best option to ensure the health and safety of the patient. You might be confused with the terms you hear as well, including long-term, short-term, or skilled care. Understanding each of these can help when determining the best fit for your loved one. Skilled […]
The Types of Rehabilitation and Their Benefits
With the hard work of therapists and determination, all is possible! Rehabilitation can help get a patient back to where they were before an injury or illness happened. Depending on the person and the recovery, there are different types of rehabilitation available that can help each person gain the skills to regain the skills to […]
What is Respite Care?
Taking care of a family member with a medical condition is hard work. Luckily, there are options for caretakers to get a well-deserved break. Respite care is a temporary way of getting short-term care for a patient with complex medical needs. Respite care can vary; it could be for a few hours a day when […]
The Difference Between Short and Long-Term Care for Seniors
When moving a parent into a care facility, you may wonder why one type of care was recommended over another. Typically, there are two types of senior care depending on the resident and their needs. With this understanding, you’ll have an understanding of which type of facility is the best option. Short-term care When short-term […]
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Just recently, President Biden declared that November would be known as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. The disease is tough on not just those who have it, but the families and loved ones who are by their side. While there has been progress in educating the ones who work with the vulnerable groups about early warning […]