One of the biggest fears or worries people have are of having to move into a nursing home. Stereotypically nursing homes are seen as sterile and cold.
Are you or a loved one a U.S. military veteran or the spouse of a military veteran? Veterans or their surviving spouses who are in need of care may qualify for some financial assistance on top of their basic pension. The Aid and Attendance benefit, one that many people aren’t entirely aware of, provides financial assistance to veterans and their spouses who need long term care but can’t handle the full cost of care on their own.
As an adult, having a car and being able to drive from point A to point B seems to be a necessity. What happens when we’re not able to do so anymore or when our ability to drive becomes impaired?
Caring for an older adult, particularly a parent, can be extremely stressful. The needs of your parent have a tendency to get placed before your own and the self-care you would typically provide for yourself get pushed aside and puts a strain on important relationships.
The holiday season is one of those times where families love to get together to watch some famous, classic movies that get everyone into the holiday spirit.
These tips won’t only help you when it comes to preventing illness, but you’ll ultimately feel a lot happier, healthier, and more energized as well!
While people and businesses are returning to a new normal, the number of coronavirus cases continue to climb in our state.
Caring for your aging parents can be stressful in itself but the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has made it even more so. As the news changes and it is becoming more apparent that this crisis will last months, not weeks, more and more families are deciding to move their elderly loved ones home and hire caregivers to come to the home and offer additional support for a few hours per day, as an alternative to assisted living.
How do you find balance in your life when you’re also caring for elderly parents? This is a common question that many people have and struggle with. Self care for caregivers is just as important as caring for those in need who are living under your roof. Recognizing that you cannot do it all on your own, and prioritizing self care as much as possible is a great place to start.
If you’re getting older or you have a friend or family member who may require assisted living, you may be thinking about all the options available for seniors. If cognitive impairments like dementia and Alzheimer’s are a factor, it’s important to understand the difference between standard forms of senior care and the option of memory care for seniors.