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Managing the Personal Details for Exceptional Care
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.
See four items you should watch for when visiting your elderly loved ones to maintain their home safety.
Advance Directives are important, because without them families are left struggling to determine what their loved one would have wanted for themselves. These matters are literally life and death, because without direction family members will have to make decisions about life-sustaining medical procedures.
In this month of love, we ponder all of the positive feelings that go along with the word love in our language.
When I do an initial assessment with a client I often times find that they or their caregivers are concerned about medications. Whether it’s remembering to take their medication or becoming overwhelmed trying to remember if they already took it, it can be tricky for many seniors.