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At the beginning of your life, your parents take care of you, but when you reach middle age, the tables turn, and you need to take care of your parents. That can involve helping your parents to find an assisted living facility or a nursing home. To quickly explain, assisted living is independent living with a bit of extra help such as a group lunch room or an emergency alert system in each apartment. A nursing home, in contrast, provides comprehensive care for patients with a wide range of issues from dementia to arthritis. This blog is designed to help you make those tough decisions. It's also going to include posts on home health care, staying in touch with relatives in nursing homes, and more. I wish you the best through this sometimes difficult part of the journey with your parents.

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3 Positive Things That Happen When They Move To An Assisted Living Community
10 September 2020

Many seniors have lived the majority of their live

How Can a Skilled Nursing Facility Help After Surgery?
7 July 2020

Modern surgery is an amazing advancement in the fi

How To Make The Holidays Festive For A Loved One Living In An Assisted Living Facility
20 December 2019

The holiday season can be emotionally challenging

When Granny Pods Fail: Choosing The Next Step
7 October 2019

A very popular option for keeping elderly and agin

Top Benefits Of Moving Your Loved One To An Assisted Living Facility
2 August 2019

Taking care of the people in your life that are ge

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3 Positive Things That Happen When They Move To An Assisted Living Community

Many seniors have lived the majority of their lives with other people in the house. Once your parent loses a spouse or gets divorced, they might discover that living alone is hard. After all, seniors thrive on having social support, and your parent may be facing health challenges that make it difficult to manage their daily needs alone. Watching as your loved one's physical or mental health deteriorates is painful, but you can turn things around by helping them to enjoy the benefits of joining an assisted living community. Read More 

How Can a Skilled Nursing Facility Help After Surgery?

Modern surgery is an amazing advancement in the field of medicine. It allows doctors to repair parts of the body that are injured or failing, so patients can make a full recovery. Minor surgery involves little downtime, but more extensive surgeries can require weeks or even months of healing and rehabilitation. If you have a major surgical procedure planned, you may be able to benefit from a nursing facility afterward. Here are four ways the staff in a skilled nursing facility can care for you post-surgery: Read More 

How To Make The Holidays Festive For A Loved One Living In An Assisted Living Facility

The holiday season can be emotionally challenging for someone who is living in an assisted living facility. They may no longer be able to do the things that many people associate with the holidays, such as decorating, shopping or baking. However, there are steps you can take to make the holidays as bright as possible for a loved one in an assisted living facility. Here are a few of the ways to make it happen. Read More 

When Granny Pods Fail: Choosing The Next Step

A very popular option for keeping elderly and aging relatives close, "granny pods" have begun popping up in backyards all over the country. There are just two problems with this care option. One, city zoning does not always permit it, especially in smaller cities where zoning commissions are concerned that it will become a problem and properties not zoned for "two-family" living situations will become rental situations. Two, when something happens to your elderly parents, and you realize that you cannot be present all the time, you know that you have to make a different decision about assisted living arrangements. Read More 

Top Benefits Of Moving Your Loved One To An Assisted Living Facility

Taking care of the people in your life that are getting up in age may be necessary. For instance, if your parents need your help, you'll want to provide the best assistance possible. It could be time to place your family members in an assisted living facility. There are many reasons to do this and knowing some of the advantages of enrollment may be helpful. Being more social One of the largest challenges many people may face with age is not having others to do things with and a lack of communication. Read More