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  • 4 Benefits Of Living In A Senior Apartment

    The key to being able to live independently as you get older will rest in choosing the right place to call home. It's ideal to live in a community with others that can be of assistance to you if necessary and you can return the favor. One way to do so is to consider living in a senior apartment in your later years. By being aware of some of the benefits of doing so, this can enable you to make this decision.
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  • The Nursing Home Reform Act: What Residents And Their Loved Ones Should Know

    Deciding whether an elderly parent needs to live in a nursing home is never an easy one for anyone, but it can be especially difficult if you're not sure about the rights that your parent would have within a nursing care situation. Luckily, nursing home patients have many rights. Here is what you need to know about the Nursing Home Reform Act and how it can help in home service residents today.
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  • Questions To Ask A Facility Before Placing Your Elderly Dad In Their Care

    As your parent ages, more responsibility falls on you, as the child, to make sure that all of his needs are met. Transitioning from his home to an independent living facility or nursing home can be challenging. You'll want to make sure that it's the right move for him, and that he'll adjust well as time goes on. Here are some questions that you may want to ask before you sign him up for care.
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  • How To Keep A Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease Safe In Your Home

    If you live with a loved one with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease there are many things you can do to safeguard and care for them in your home. Many times a person with Alzheimer's can no longer recognize common household objects or hazardous situations. With a little forethought and organization, you can make your home a safe refuge for your loved one so they do not become disoriented or anxious. Here are a few adjustments that you can make to your home to keep your loved one safe and comfortable: 
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  • Senior Living Decisions-3 Strategies For When Siblings Disagree

    One of the hardest decisions family caregivers face is deciding where their aging parents will live. While many seniors prefer to age in place, there often comes a time when developing health problems make it unsafe. For many adult children, one of the biggest surprises regarding senior living decisions is that the resistance comes not from their parents but from their siblings. Fortunately, there are some simple strategies you can use to get your siblings to agree upon the best living arrangements to protect your parent's wellbeing.
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  • Finding Your Place In Your New Retirement Community

    Your old home is getting to be a burden, and you've decided that it's time to move to one of the local assisted living facilities. Just like moving to a new neighborhood, you'll soon meet new people and discover how you fit into the community. Here are some ways to be proactive and build your circle of new friends quickly. Participate in Residents Meetings Some facilities hold meetings between the residents and administration to discuss concerns and talk about future changes to the retirement center.
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  • A New Family Caregiver's Guide To Challenging Dementia Behaviors

    Navigating through the unfamiliar territory of a loved one's dementia care plan can be challenging for caregivers who must find a way to strike a balance between soothing their loved one and keeping them safe. Due to the progression of the disease, it can also seem as though new behaviors appear as soon as the first ones were managed. For this reason, it is important for you to have a full understanding of the types of behaviors you can expect with each stage along with a set of strategies that can ensure your loved one receives the best possible care.
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  • Questions And Answers About Short-Term Skilled Nursing Home Care

    If you've recently experienced an injury or a major illness requiring a hospital stay, you may be a little wary about returning home right away. This is especially true if you live alone or don't have someone at home to help care for you. Fortunately, you do have an option – short-term skilled nursing care. If you choose this type of care, you will enter a nursing home for a short period of time.
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  • How To Know If Independent Living Is Right For Your Loved One

    Many people today are uninformed and confused about options available for elderly individuals. When looking for the right place for your aging parent or loved one, it is important to understand the differences between the various available options. The following are three of the most common: (there are other options and variants available): Independent Living: This type of environment or home is for aging individuals who still have their wits about them and can take care of personal hygiene, cooking, and other personal needs.
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  • Why A Senior Should Opt For An Assisted Living Community

    Have you decided to move in with a relative because you are a senior who needs a little help every now and then? Rather than moving into a family member's house, you may find that an assisted living community is a better option because it allows you to have your own home. Discover below what you should know about living in an assisted living community so you can decide if it is right for your needs.
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