A growing number of working age adults are finding themselves saddled with the additional responsibility of acting as a caregiver for one or both aging parents. Sometimes referred to as being a multi-generational caregiver, as many as 12 percent of families with children under the age of 18 fall into this category by providing care for an older adult family member, most usually a parent. This type of caregiver situation is particularly stressful because it requires them to fit in the responsibilities around an already crowded schedule of paid work and caring for their own home and family.
12 June 2019
Are you getting ready to retire and live a less stressful life? If so, and you are at an age where you need a bit more care than usual, you may want to consider living in a retirement community. If you think this type of living is akin to assisted living or a nursing home, you'll be surprised to learn that this type of lifestyle is actually very active and beneficial.
6 March 2019
Is your elderly parent struggling to live independently? Perhaps they have Alzheimer's or another cognitive issue. Maybe they've suffered from joint issues or surgeries that limit their mobility. There are a wide range of health issues that can create risk for seniors who live alone. They may be vulnerable to falls or other accidents. If they suffer from a cognitive disorder, they may be at risk of making unsafe decisions.
24 November 2018
If your loved one recently underwent knee replacement surgery, you may have a number of concerns about their recovery. One of the concerns that may plague you is time. Although the surgery itself may not take long to perform, the recovery period may take some time to complete. During the recovery period, your loved one may experience a few things that could make it difficult for them to eat, move about, or feel comfortable at home.
27 September 2018
You want the best for your father, because after all, he cared for you throughout your life, but knowing that you do not have the resources necessary to aid your dad in his battle against Alzheimer's can be devastating. Reach out for help through an Alzheimer's care facility and gradually transition your loved one into their new environment. Learn About Memory Care A memory care facility provides comprehensive treatment for residents who are suffering from dementia.
21 August 2018
If you have an aging loved one that you feel is no longer capable of living on his or her own anymore, you will want to start to look into the assisted elderly living options in your area. This can be a hard decision to make, especially if you are not familiar with how such homes work and what you can expect for your elderly loved one while they stay there.
24 July 2018
Medicaid is a widely used federal healthcare program. While the program has been in existence for many years, there are some people who can take advantage of the benefit that might not even realize it's an option. Do you know if you are eligible for Medicaid? Learn about some of the qualification criteria that are considered during the eligibility process. Income Above anything else, a primary function of this federal health care program is to ensure that everyone has access to quality health care, including those people in the population that might not be able to afford healthcare on their own.
24 July 2018
If you are hoping to take an RBT course so that you can get your certification to work with mentally handicapped children, then you might be really excited about going back to school so that you can pursue this goal. One thing that you might still be trying to decide, however, is where you should take this course. Some people prefer to take these courses at local technical or community colleges, but you should know that it is also possible to take RBT courses online with organizations like New Way Day Services.
23 July 2018
Watching your spouse go through any pain or problem is difficult, but if you suspect a serious decline in memory could indicate something like Alzheimer's, you have a heavy load to bear. You can't ignore the problem, as it won't go away, and you've got to reach out for the help and support that both of you need. Start Documenting The Changes You Observe Because minor memory issues can sometimes be attributed to age, stress and other factors, you don't want to jump to any immediate conclusions; however, as a concerned spouse, it's important to keep track of the changes you see and how frequently memory impairments are getting in the way of life:
19 July 2018
Old age can bring with it a heightened self-awareness and a compulsion to make necessary changes without waiting too long. However, admitting that you're no longer capable of many activities is disappointing, and frankly, scary at times. When should you realize living assistance could help? 1-You're Forgetting Meds Memory fades, especially in senior years. You may have suspected memory loss and took action, getting a pill organizer or setting alarms for your medications.
17 July 2018