Helpful Questions to Ask When Determining the Type of Senior Living Community Your Parents Need « SeniorHomes.com

Helpful Questions to Ask When Determining the Type of Senior Living Community Your Parents Need « SeniorHomes.com

  When you visit an independent living community, it will feelvery much like a small town because there are many on-site amenities such asa beauty salon/barber shop, a convenience store, bocce ball court, and even on-site banking and postal services. When you visit an independent living community, it will feelvery much like a small town […] more…
Senior Housing and Home Care, Caregiving Questions and Answers

Senior Housing and Home Care, Caregiving Questions and Answers

  Youll want to find the best care and housing for your loved ones whether youre looking for ways to keep them safe at home or trying to choose the right level of care in facilities. The good news is there are many options available.AARP’s Caregiving Question and Answer Tool guides you to understanding and […] more…
Touring a Nursing Home

Touring a Nursing Home

  Touring skilled nursing homes in person is an essential part offinding the right care for your loved one. Many people recommendmaking multiple visits during your decision making process. Foryour first visit, make an appointment with the admissions directorto tour on a weekday. Late morning and mid-day hours are usuallythe best times to get a […] more…
Five Things to Do Before Your Parent Goes to a Nursing Home

Five Things to Do Before Your Parent Goes to a Nursing Home

  Michael Kort, whose 96-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease and is in a nursing home, has sage advice about what to ask before nursing home care becomes inevitable. The bottom line is not to miss the chance to ask these questions and make arrangements while your parent is still lucid. Michael Kort, whose 96-year-old mother […] more…
Deal With Elders Who Complains

Deal With Elders Who Complains

  You’ve taken your mom to the doctor and she’s upset with you because the doctor’s office was cold. You’ve helped your dad with the yard and he’s annoyed that you didn’t mow the grass in the right pattern. Why do many elders complain about everything you do? Much depends on the parents’ personalities throughout […] more…
Living with Elderly Parents: Do You Regret the Decision?

Living with Elderly Parents: Do You Regret the Decision?

  You did it, didn’t you? You promised, long ago when your dad died, that you’d take care of Mom and she’d never have to go to a nursing home. You promised Mom after her visit to a nursing home, one of the worst in the state, to visit a friend that she’d never have […] more…
“I Promised My Parents I’d Never Put Them In a Nursing Home”

“I Promised My Parents I’d Never Put Them In a Nursing Home”

  Our parents cared for us and now, as they age, it’s natural that we want to care for them. At first, we figure we’ll stop over at their home and do what they need us to do. That can work for while, when all that’s needed is some help with errands, the lawn or […] more…
Choosing A Good Nursing Home

Choosing A Good Nursing Home

  If your loved one is no longer able to safely live on his or her own whether its your mother, your father or your spouse trusting his care to strangers isnt easy. How can you be sure that his needs are being met and that he is safe?   Expert advice on choosing the […] more…
How to Handle Bad Behavior Problems by Elderly Parents

How to Handle Bad Behavior Problems by Elderly Parents

  “My mother is driving me crazy!” This phrase is uttered (or screamed) by caregivers everywhere who are caring for elderly parents. As if they didn’t have enough to do, caregivers often have to deal with bad behavior by their elderly parents. The AgingCare.com message boards are filled with stories of demanding elderly parents, personality […] more…
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