My grandfather has dementia and is finding it hard to live by himself, particularly since my grandmother has passed away. It looks like she had been doing a lot of the care for him in the house, and since she's passed away, the house is getting messier and less safe. We want to know that he is safe and being looked after all the time, so we are placing him in a nursing home. I think the process can be quite hard for families, but seeing your grandparents happy and healthy in the right environment is a good feeling. This blog is about choosing a nursing home.
1 February 2018
Providing aged care in your home can be a challenging undertaking. However, this situation is unavoidable under certain circumstances. For instance, your aging parents might not be ready to move into a care facility, or you might not have sufficient funds for assisted living. If this is your case, you should make early and comprehensive preparations for this major change. Here are some practical tips to help you plan for home caregiving for your parent or other beloved seniors.
24 October 2017
A retirement village can be a great choice for anyone who is of retirement age doesn't need to move to a nursing home or other healthcare facility, but who also doesn't want to stay in a large and empty family home. Retirement villages may offer a wide range of options and services for seniors, and they will all vary in their rules and restrictions, so note a few important details you don't want to overlook when you're shopping for such a facility.
15 September 2016
Managing confusion and anxiety in elderly people who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's disease is a common problem for those who provide homecare services. Helping sufferers to cope with these troubling side-effects can be challenging, but is essential if vulnerable people are to be able to continue living at home, rather than moving into residential care. Here are some useful tips on how to help dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers to cope with confusion and anxiety.
9 September 2016
It can be difficult for someone to admit that they may need help with their medical or everyday care when at home, but a visiting nurse can mean staying in your home while staying safe despite a health concern or limitation. While only your doctor can tell you the best choice for your overall wellbeing, note a few signs that it may be time to hire a visiting nurse, either for yourself or an aging parent.