2017

Communicating With A Loved One Who Has Alzheimer's: What You Need To Know

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Having a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be very difficult for everyone involved. While there are memory care options available to help preserve and strengthen your loved one's memory and cognitive abilities, there is unfortunately no cure for this disease. Moving forward, your conversations and communications with your loved one will likely change, and these changes can be challenging. By keeping a few tips in mind for communicating with someone who has Alzheimer's, you can make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both sides.

4 October 2017

What To Do When Caring For Your Elderly Parent Is Too Much

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We all want to help our elderly parents when they are not capable of caring for themselves. However, it can sometimes be difficult to match up caregiving to your lifestyle. And sending your elderly parent to a nursing home can be a difficult choice. Luckily, there is an alternative to nursing homes, which is assisted living care through a place like Good Shepherd Health Center. This allows your elderly parent to stay in the home.

3 October 2017

2 Questions You Should Ask Yourself to Determine if You Are Ready for Assisted Living

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As you get older you might be thinking that an assisted living center is looking more and more like an option. Many people are worried about going to a facility at the right time. It can be hard to know if it is too early, and you don't want to wait until it is too late. More commonly, people wait too long and endanger themselves. Here are some questions you should be asking yourself to see if you are ready for an assisted living center.

3 October 2017

Medicaid, Medi-Cal, And Medicare: Explaining Their Important Differences

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Government funding is channeled into programs to help the needy, disabled, and elderly. As you look for a nursing home for your elderly parent, you may become confused by the names assigned to these programs. You may hear Medicaid, Medicare, and Medi-Cal, and wonder which program fits your aging parent's needs. Here is an expanded definition and explanation of these programs so that you can help your parent choose the best ones for his/her needs.

25 September 2017

A Well-Rounded Approach To Alzheimer's Care

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Once Alzheimer's develops in a parent, you may be looking at ways to keep them safe and healthy. There are plenty of ways to manage this condition so that your parent's life quality can be preserved.  Getting the Right Nutrition Certain nutrients have a great effect for people who have a cognitive disease like Alzheimer's. Make sure your loved one can get their share of nutrients like Vitamin D3 and DHA.

22 September 2017

Four Things You Need To Do To The Stairs In Your Elderly Parent's Home

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As your parent ages, their needs at home are going to change, especially once their health begins to diminish, which often leads to falls, especially in one's home. To help make your parent's home a bit more accommodating, you will want to do these four things to the stairs: Handrails on Both Sides: The first thing you are going to want to do is install handrails on both sides of the stairs.

19 September 2017

3 Reasons To Invest In Applied Behavioral Analysis For Your Autistic Child

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Finding out that your child is on the autism spectrum can be challenging. Living with autism can be difficult for both you and your child, but modern advancements in behavioral therapy have provided tools that will help your child overcome some of the limitations that are associated with autism disorders. Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is one form of therapy that has proven particularly effective in helping autistic children. Here are three reasons why you should consider ABA services for your autistic child in the future.

18 September 2017

3 Missteps You Could Make In Choosing A Memory Care Facility

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Finding a memory care facility for your loved one takes time and research. Unless you have experience in choosing care, you could overlook some of the more important aspects of receiving quality care. To help you with your search, here are some mistakes made by others in their searches that you should avoid. Being Unrealistic About Your Loved One's Needs The level of care that your loved one can receive at a memory care facility can vary.

17 September 2017

Four Benefits Of Moving To A Skilled Nursing Home After Hip Surgery

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You may not realize this, but there are actually different types of nursing homes. The bedridden and infirm are often permanent residents in a full-assist nursing facility, where you may have multiple skill levels when it comes to the nursing staff. Skilled nursing homes, on the other hand, have staff that are not only fully trained and fully licensed, but they are also highly experienced. Here are three benefits of choosing a skilled nursing home over the others after you have had hip surgery.

15 September 2017

Is Dad's Parkinson's Getting Worse? 3 Ways To Decide If He's Ready For Assisted Care

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Parkinson's disease involves a slow progression of symptoms that eventually culminates in a need for additional care. While your dad might have been fine at home for many years, there does eventually come a time when most seniors with Parkinson's need help with their daily routine. Naturally, this isn't an easy decision, and it is important to involve your father in conversations about assisted living as much as possible. As you review his current care plan, consider these signs that he might be ready for senior assisted care.

14 September 2017