It’s difficult to know the right time to move your loved one into a senior living community. Many older adults would rather age in place, and understandably so. However, some seniors make the move purely to enhance their social life, health and exercise, and to drastically simplify their lives. And sometimes the level of care they require is just too much for you or your family to provide at home.
When you start exploring senior living options, it’s important to know what type of community will be the best fit for your loved one. At this point, your primary question is probably “independent living or assisted living?
These two options might seem similar at first glance, but there are some important distinctions that can help you choose what your loved one most needs. Independent living is open to almost everyone but care services may not be available. When care is needed, assisted living or in-home services need to be coordinated. Many senior living communities have both independent and assisted living options and understanding how that future need might play out becomes an important distinction when finding the right setting.
Let’s review some common considerations to help you decide if your loved one may need assisted living in the near future or will benefit from a community offering both types of living options.
Life takes you places. You may have moved to another town or another state for your job, to start your own family or for a fresh start. However, when your parents start to need help as they age, it can feel difficult to find ways to assist them while still maintaining your life in another city.
The good news is that, with the help of technology, there are plenty of ways that you can support your aging parent from a distance. In this post, we’ll walk you through five long-distance ways that you can continue connecting with and helping your parent so they maintain their health and happiness.
Most people associate Alzheimer’s Disease only with its hallmark symptom, memory loss. From mild cognitive impairment to dementia, Alzheimer’s can affect people differently at different stages of the disease. However, these aren’t the only complications that can come with a diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s and other memory complications can also lead to a loss of balance among those affected, posing a significant safety threat if they don’t live in a safe environment with adequate assistance. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and how it impacts balance. We’ll also look at the dangers of falling and how you can help improve your loved one’s balance.
When it’s time to consider a new living arrangement for your loved one, there’s a lot to think about. You want to ensure they receive the care they require to feel comfortable and happy in their new home. This goes further than just choosing the right type of senior living community. You also need to consider what level of care they need.
Assisted living communities are a good option for older adults who need some help with activities of daily living (ADLs) but want some autonomy in their day. Many senior care communities structure various levels of care within their assisted living service to meet your loved one’s individual needs.
Common services in assisted living communities include housekeeping, help with laundry and even meal preparation. In this blog, we’ll look at what’s typically included in low, medium and high-level care situations and which individuals fit best into each of these categories.
Many elderly couples have spent most of their lives together, relying on each other for support and care. This means that when one person is considering a transition to assisted living, their spouse is often a major factor in that decision.
However, few couples will age in the same ways or at the same pace. This leaves each person in need of a different level of care or even type of community, in some cases, making it difficult to choose a senior living option that’s best for both people.
In this article, we’ll look at the different types of senior care communities that typically accommodate couples with different care needs, how to coordinate care for both people and what to do if spouses are not able to live together.
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When it’s time to start considering new living arrangements, either for yourself or for a loved one, it can be challenging to know which options are best. Even if you’re spoiled for choice, trying to determine what each offers fits your needs can be overwhelming.
As our family members get older, we do our best to help them continue a comfortable life. You might stop by your parents’ house once a week to bring their garbage bin to the road, or pass by your grandparents’ to bring in their mail. Regardless of the scenario, when your family asks for help, you want to be there. But what happens when you can’t provide the level of care they need? For most people, it means considering professional senior care.
By the end of this guide, you’ll learn how to: