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Industry Insight1/31/2022Questions to Ask When Touring Nursing Homes
When calling or visiting a prospective Nursing home, this checklist can be used as a guide to help ensure that you are asking important questions and when you log the answers from each facility it can make it easier to compare those being considered.
Guide1/31/2022Home Safety Checklist: Tips on How to Keep Your Aging Loved One Safe at Home
These tips can help your loved one remain safe at home for as long as possible.
Guide2/11/2022Medicare Benefits for Home Health Care, Nursing Home, and Hospice
In addition to acute medical care, Medicare Parts A and B may provide some benefits for on-going care at home.
Article4/7/2022Home Care Services: Working with a licensed agency vs. a registry - Things To Know
When it comes time to select an agency to provide care in the home, you might be able to choose between a licensed home care agency and a home care registry.
Guide1/31/2022Questions to Ask When Touring Assisted Living Facilities
When calling or visiting a prospective Assisted Living Facility, this checklist can be used as a guide to help ensure that you are asking important questions and when you log the answers from each facility it can make it easier to compare those being considered.
Article12/10/2021Power of the 5 Senses: Meaningful activities to do with those we love who are dealing with dementia
Meaningful activities to do with those we love who are dealing with dementia
Creating a caregiver notebook or binder is very important for the care recipient. It helps to ensure that everyone is prepared to care for the person daily and helps establish consistent routines. A caregiver notebook is vital in the event of an emergency, and it can help decrease stress during a crisis. This notebook or binder should be shared with new caregivers, brightly colored, and kept in a central location that is easy to locate and access.
Article1/25/2022Elder Fraud and Scams: How to Prevent Being Scammed and What to Do if You or a Loved One Falls Victim
With the increase in technology over the last two decades, scams and fraud targeting adults over the age of sixty have unfortunately become commonplace. It is important to know how to recognize common types of scams, how to report them, and how to manage the emotions that can sometimes accompany being scammed.
Article12/10/2021Losing Independence - A Quick Guide
As we age our level of independence changes. You may have an aging loved one that you are getting concerned about. Most families in this situation begin to face two major hurdles: what care is the best fit and how do I have this conversation.
Article12/17/20216 Tips for Improved Success in Long Distance Caregiving
Share these tips and best practices with your family and use them to start a conversation about your plans and how your family can support you.
Article1/31/2022Planning for your Caregiving Role: Things that Should be Considered
Planning is an important part of caregiving. Having conversations in advance of a crisis can reduce stress and prepare you to help your loved one. You’ll likely find increased satisfaction in your caregiving experience if you can feel confident that your loved one agrees with the decisions you make and the steps you take.
Article1/31/2022What You Need to Know and Consider When Choosing Assisted Living Facilities
An assisted living facility or residence usually combines housing, help with housekeeping and transportation, social activities and if needed, hands-on personal care. These services are designed to meet an individual's needs on a daily basis, and may include: meal service, medication reminders, transportation to and from appointments, and bathing and dressing.
Article2/11/2022What is Alzheimer’s Disease? 10 Signs and Care for Your Loved One
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. It is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized by a progressive, irreversible deterioration of the general intellectual functioning. It is one of the most common causes of cognitive impairment.
Article2/11/2022What is Home Care and Questions to Ask When Choosing Home Care Provider
Home care services provide assistance to individuals who desire to live in their home but need help with physical, mental or medical issues. Home care services can be used to supplement help received from family and friends or can be used to provide all the support needed by an individual. Home care services can come from one or many sources and can be tailored to fit the individual’s needs to include any number of the following types of service.