While it's difficult to watch your mom or dad face the numerous challenges of getting older, when alcohol abuse is involved, it's far more disconcerting. Even moderate use presents an aging body with precarious situations, such as being at greater risk of falling, forgetting, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Maybe it's time you considered some of the many benefits of assisted living for the mom or dad you love. [Read More]
3 Ways to Help Your Parent Adjust to Their Assisted Care Center
Making the adjustment to a senior assisted care center after living in their own homes for most of their adult lives can be very challenging for some elderly folks. If your parent is having a hard time getting along or is even combative in this new environment, you need to intervene quickly, for the sake of your parent and of the staff trying so hard to care for your parent. It's not an easy predicament to find yourself in; however, there are some things you can do. [Read More]
Is It Time For Your Elderly Parent To Have Greater Care?
Have you come to realize that it is no longer safe for your elderly parent to live by herself or by himself? Perhaps you have noticed that your elderly parent hasn't been taking medication as it has been prescribed. Or, you might have had to rush to his or her aid when he or she got disoriented. It might even be that one of your elderly parent's neighbors has talked to you about your parent putting himself or herself in harm's way. [Read More]
A Few Reasons To Consider A Nursing Home To Rehabilitate After Joint Replacement Surgery
Even though you are released from the hospital within a few days of having joint replacement surgery, it does not necessarily mean you are ready to go home. You can if you have someone who will stay there with you and get you to and from the necessary physical therapy appointments. However, it is often better to go to a nursing home or assisted living facility for short-term rehabilitation. Here are just a few reasons you should consider spending a week or so at some type of rehab center. [Read More]