Getting Your Parent The Care They Need

Three Ways To Make Your Elderly Parent Feel At Home In A New Retirement Community

The transition of helping an elderly parent move into a retirement community can take a period of adjustment. But, as an adult child facilitating this move, it's important that you ease the transition as best as you can. Although retirement communities have friendly staff members who work hard to get new residents settled and help them feel welcome, you can lend a hand to ensure the process doesn't experience any hiccups. Read More 

Alzheimer’s Safety: 10 Tips To Keep Your Loved One Safe At Home

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's, or any other form of dementia, can be challenging. In addition to managing doctor's appointments and medications, you'll have to take several safety issues into consideration. The following tips will help keep your loved one out of harm's way and give you some peace of mind.   1. Prevent wandering. Wandering is one of the most dangerous and most common symptoms of Alzheimer's. Approximately 60% or 6 in 10 Alzheimer's patients have wandered from home or their caregivers. Read More 

Common Fears About Elderly Parents: At What Point Are The Fears Unhealthy?

Do you have an elderly parent who has recently moved into an assisted living facility? If so, this is a challenging time for you and your family. Adjusting to the physical, emotional, and mental declines of the twilight years can be a rollercoaster. Sometimes you might even feel afraid of what's ahead. Here are some fears common to this stage of life, and what to do if they've gotten too strong a hold on you. Read More 

Why Good Nutrition Is So Important For Seniors

There are numerous signs that indicate when a senior is beginning to have trouble caring for him or herself. One of these signs is weight loss, which can indicate a problem with not eating right. This may be a good opportunity to talk to your parent about moving into an assisted living center. There, he or she will have help and support for completing daily tasks, but your parent will also receive three healthy meals a day. Read More