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

    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]

  • These Amenities At Your Assisted Living Home Can Support Your Active Lifestyle

    Moving into an assisted living home doesn't mean that you have to give up your active lifestyle. If you're interested in making this move but want to ensure that you can still be active in some manner each day, it's important to find the right assisted living home for you. When you visit different facilities to evaluate them, don't overlook the fitness-related amenities that each will provide. Although many homes will have regular outings to local fitness facilities, others will have such facilities on their property. [Read More]

  • Assisted Living And Finance Options

    Around 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, and one day you may have to make the decision about your own aging parents living alone. Will they be able to care for themselves, or will they require special care? Assisted living facilities help families and seniors find a way to get the care they need, but what are your options for paying for this cost? Take a look at several different ways you and one or both of your parents can find the financing necessary for assisted living. [Read More]

  • Valuable Details To Confirm Before You Select An Assisted Living Facility For A Family Member

    If you have an elderly family member who has expressed interest in moving into an assisted living home, you can play a helpful role by setting up appointments at multiple facilities in the area. Visiting each assisted living home with your loved one will allow you to assess the environment, ask questions and, in general, get a sense of which home feels best. There are a number of critical details to confirm before you make your decision. [Read More]

  • How To Care For A Parent At Your Home

    Have circumstances in life brought about one of your parents moving in with you? There are probably many thoughts racing through your head. More than likely, there is a sadness that your parent's youth has slipped away. You are also facing the realization that it is up to you to make your mother or father comfortable and happy. If you work outside the home, there is the added pressure of being away for long periods of time. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips For Preventing Falls And Keeping Your Loved One Safe At Home After A Stroke

    If you are taking care of a loved one in your home who has recently had a stroke, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to keep them safe. If so, use one or more of the following tips for preventing falls and keeping them safe while in your home. Set Their Bedside Table On Their Strong Side When setting up their bedside table, make sure you keep it on the side of the bed closest to the side not affected by the stroke. [Read More]