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Managing the Personal Details for Exceptional Care
As you are faced with planning a memorial service, a celebration of life, or a funeral for a loved one, think about what made their life so special. Who were the important relationships in their life?
Q: How do we get loved ones to eat when they live in a nursing home? Last month, we addressed how to encourage your loved one who lives at home one to eat more food. This month, we will address how to encourage your loved one, who lives in a nursing home,...
I cannot count the number of times I've had people confuse my role as a Care Manager with the role of a Case Manager, or even mistakenly call me a Case Manager right after I introduce myself as someone's Care Manager. It's a simple mistake and usually is...
Pets do play a vital role in the daily lives of humans and for the elderly who often live alone, their role may be pivotal at times in the decision-making process when confronted with questions regarding if and when a senior should accept more care and possibly move out of his or her home.
If you decide to invite your elderly loved one on your family vacation, think of the front porch as the window for the loved one to participate as fully as possible.
Here are the top 3 comfort areas to evaluate and consider, when selecting an Assisted Living, along with a few questions to ask yourself and the potential community staff.
Often, as people age, and dementia creeps in, a symptom is wandering. The person often does not feel as if they are at “home,” and they are “searching” for surroundings that feel more familiar.
Often, family members are concerned about their loved ones as they age and their ability to drive safely. This can be a concern for the loved one himself/herself or for the other people on the road.
While I was at the Aging Life Care Association conference this past week I heard one of the speakers discuss “Capacity, meaning someone’s ability to make informed decisions that factor in their personal choices and their right to self-determination.” What...
As someone struggles with not having enough appetite due to sickness or the effects of aging, they need to be supplemented in some form or fashion.