Keeping Tabs On Elderly Parents: How Can You Help When They Don't Want You To?

Posted on: 10 July 2017

It can be hard watching your parents get older, but if they shut you out just when you think they need you most, what are you going to do? It's hard to sleep at night, not knowing if your mom or dad had a decent supper and was able to wash up for bed or remembered to take their vital medication. You're not alone in your plight to tend to your elderly parents and there are ways around their stubbornness that should work out better for everyone involved. [Read More]

How Can You Determine If A Nursing Home Is Good For Your Loved One?

Posted on: 24 June 2017

Some families are hesitant to suggest nursing homes to elderly family members out of misconceptions that have led many to believe that they are not safe. The reality is that an overwhelming majority of nursing homes are safe and provide good care for their residents. If you are considering nursing home care for an elderly loved one, here is what you need to know about finding the right one for him or her. [Read More]

A Brief Stay In Assisted Living Can Help

Posted on: 21 June 2017

While many people move into assisted living homes for an indefinite stay, others may rely on this type of lodging for a brief visit. If you're facing a health issue that you can't handle on your own, you might commonly turn to help from family members. However, if none of your family members reside near you and it's impractical for them to travel to stay with you until you're over the issue, you may need to rely on outside help. [Read More]

7 Ways to Help a Parent During the Onset of Alzheimer's

Posted on: 21 June 2017

As a progressive disease, Alzheimer's has various stages of dementia and memory loss. During the first stage, mild symptoms of dementia are to be expected. If you have a parent who has been diagnosed with the onset — or early stages — of Alzheimer's disease, there are many ways you can become actively involved and help him or her through the struggle. 1. Speak With Experienced Professionals As a concerned son or daughter, take the initiative and consult with an experienced Alzheimer's care manager. [Read More]