Posted on Feb 22, 2012 | Comments (0)
Watching a parent or loved one begin to lose their independence can be heartbreaking. When is the right time to intervene with assistance? If your elderly parent is fumbling with medications, is it time to move to a nursing home? What about if they are becoming more forgetful with names? Most elderly people do not require continuous skilled nursing care unless they have a terminal illness or debilitating condition that limits their mobility. They may; however, need daily assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, meal preparation, and even general help around the house. When you inevitably add emotions to such a hard decision, the right solution can become unclear. With the help of senior care expert, Dr. John Bowling, we compiled a quiz that adult children can utilize in order to assist in determining the appropriate level of care for parents and elderly loved ones. This quiz was spotlighted by the Nevada Appeal, NBC, and Fox. The Stay-At-Home quiz evaluates your loved one's "stay-at-home" score through a series of slider-style questions. While the questions may be a little tough to address from an emotional standpoint, it will help isolate areas of concern you may be up against. Have you sought an added level of care for your loved one? If so, how did you come to the decision?