Understanding the Benefits of Assisted Living Homes

Steps To Limit Alzheimer’s Risk

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Although scientists haven’t managed to find a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, there are some steps that you can take to limit your risk. Many of these are similar to the steps recommended to stay healthy in general as you age, so following the recommendations will likely have a variety of different health benefits. No one recommendation is likely to prevent Alzheimer’s on its own, the key is to combine them into a healthy lifestyle. Follow a Healthy Diet Following the right diet may help limit Alzheimer’s risk by...

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3 Reasons To Hire Help When Applying For Medicaid

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Medicaid is a wonderful thing that can help a lot of people get the medical and financial help that they need. However, applying for Medicaid on your own can be quite difficult for multiple reasons. This article will discuss 3 reasons why you should hire someone to help you apply for medicaid.  It Can Greatly Speed Up The Process Perhaps the best reason to hire someone to help you file your medicaid is because of how much faster it can make the process. Figuring out all of the paperwork that you need to fill out and all of the items that...

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A Few Easy Ways To Make Your Home Easier For Your Elderly Parents To Navigate

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If one or more of your parents is moving into your home, make sure you take some time before they move in to ensure that your home is easy for them to navigate. Here are a few ways that you can make your home easier for them to get around in. Add More Lights Your parents are going to need some time to get used to your home when they move in. An easy way to help your parents navigate your home more easily is by adding extra lights that have easy on-off switches for your parents to use. Lights with small or complex switches can be difficult for...

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3 Important Components For Choosing A Home Caregiver

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When your loved ones begin to get to a point where they need help meeting their basic needs, some difficult choices often need to be made by the family. Depending on the health of your loved one, an in-patient facility, such as a nursing home or a retirement home, may not be necessary. Many times, you can get just enough help from a hired home caregiver. The primary benefit of this type of situation is the fact that your family member is allowed to stay in his or her own home, which is crucial for their mental health. However, you need to...

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Tips For Keeping Your Loved One Motivated While In Short Term Rehab

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If you have a loved one who is going through short term rehab for physical therapy, there is a good chance that he or she is going to become discouraged at the rate of his or her recovery. This is because it takes the body a long time to heal in many cases and time will seem to slow down due to a loss of freedom and independence. This discouragement can result in your loved one’s recovery taking even longer. Here are some tips for making sure that your loved one stays motivated during his or her short term rehab. 1. Make a Light at the...

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Important Steps To Choosing An Assisted Living Facility

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Do you have an older relative who you’re no longer able to care for at home? Are you thinking about putting him or her in an assisted living facility, but you don’t know how to choose which one is best for you? Choosing the right place to put your parent or grandparent can be a difficult decision. After all, you want to make sure that the right people are caring for him or her. Fortunately, there are things that can make the process easier. Some of these are: Visit each place at least twice: If you’re busy caring for...

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4 Tips On Caring For An Elderly Parent

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If you have an aging loved one who needs care, you may struggle to balance their care with work and family. With all your obligations, how can you provide the best care possible for your relative? Here are four tips on providing the best care for an elderly loved one: 1. Get support from other family You can’t do this alone, so make sure you recruit other family members to help provide care. For example, if you have a sibling, ask them to take your parent to medical appointments or keep him or her company during the day. This is...

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Helping Your Elderly Parent Fit Into A New Assisted Living Environment

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There comes a time in many people’s lives when it’s necessary to receive assisted living. There’s no shame in this, but it can be a hard adaption for many people. This is especially true if your parent is, for some reason, struggling to socialize. You have to do what you can to integrate them into this new living environment to ensure a happy life. Socialization Is Key To Elder Health People are, by nature, social creatures, and as we age, the need for socialization is more important than ever. Elderly people often feel a...

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Rehabilitation After A Stroke: What To Expect

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Each year, an estimated 795,000 people suffer a stroke, and 610,000 of these people suffer their first stroke. They are not always fatal, but strokes can be debilitating. Depending on the severity of the stroke, you may suffer partial paralysis or loss of mobility and speech. Rehabilitation services can help you if you suffer a stroke, so you can get your life back to normal as much as possible. Here are a few things to expect after suffering a stroke. Speech Therapy After your stroke, you may find that you have difficulty speaking. This can...

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Six Gifts To Bring Someone In A Nursing Home

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If you are going to visit someone in the nursing home, skip the flowers, potted plants, and candy. Instead, give them a gift that won’t potentially activate a roommate’s allergies, require special care, or go against their dietary restrictions. Take one of the following gift ideas for something that they will enjoy, use, and appreciate: 1. Digital picture frames. Residents of a nursing home often have limited shelf space for photos and trinkets, so upload a digital photo frame with some favorite family pictures. These can sit...

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