Moving A Parent To A Senior Care Home? A Few Things You Need To Know/Do First

Assisted living facilities are the common option toward the end of one's life. Either dementia or physical limitations often bring the elderly to these places. If you have to move one or both of your parents to a senior care facility, you should know that there are a few things you need to do first, a few things you should know.  Find Out If a Facility Takes Medicare Payments Assisted living facilities are not cheap.   Read More...

Tips For Celebrating Christmas At An Assisted Living Home

If you have a loved one in an assisted living center, you probably want to spend time with them, especially around the holidays. However, you might not know the best way to do so. You probably want to make sure that your loved one is able to see his or her family, open presents, and enjoy the day without it being too overwhelming. Here are some tips for celebrating Christmas at an assisted living facility so that the day goes as smoothly as possible.   Read More...

Want A Better Physical Therapy Outcome? Put Down Those Cigarettes!

If you're recovering from an injury or surgery, your doctor may recommend physical therapy during your recovery period. Physical therapy has a lot of benefits – it can help you heal faster and recover more fully than you might without the therapy. However, not everyone has the same outcome from physical therapy. Your overall health and certain lifestyle factors can affect how much success you have with physical therapy. This is especially true for smokers – your decision to smoke can have serious effects on your physical therapy outcome.   Read More...

Improve Your Family Member's Nursing Home Care By Starting A Family Council

The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 guarantees families' right to form a family council where members can discuss issues that concern them. If your nursing home doesn't have a council, you can organize one yourself by contacting other residents' family members to find individuals interested in helping you plan and execute the first meeting. Once you have people willing to participate, schedule a meeting with the nursing home administrator to work out the details.   Read More...

How Assisted Living Can Improve A Senior's Social Life

Compared to home living, an assisted living arrangement can work wonders on a senior loved one's social life. Here are some of the main social benefits to assisted living communities.  Staff Dedicated to Community Building The staff are a great asset for a senior's social life. They are dedicated to providing regular social contact for seniors. They do this by forming personal relationships with them, for one. They can act as a stand in when you aren't able to make frequent visits.   Read More...