Assisted Living Facilities: When You Can No Longer Care For Your Spouse Alone

Unfortunately, there may come a time when you can no longer care for your spouse adequately. This could be due to medical needs of your partner, memory issues, or you just do not have the physical ability to help him or her with the routine tasks he or she can no longer do alone, such as bathing, dressing or using the bathroom. You may be able to take care of yourself but cannot do it for your spouse anymore. [Read More]

3 Essential Steps To Caring For A Senior With Dementia

If you have decided that you are going to provide care for your elderly parent who is suffering from dementia, you are going to need to make sure that you are able to keep them safe and reduce the speed of their brain degradation. Follow these steps so that you can create an effective dementia care program within your home. 1. Create a Solid Routine The first and most critical step is that you develop a schedule that you commit to keeping to everyday. [Read More]

2 Assisted Living Amenities That Can Help Your Elderly Loved One's Mental And Physical Health

Moving your elderly loved one to an assisted living situation can be a difficult transition for them. Most assisted living communities offer many types of personalized service to make your elderly loved one's time there as comfortable as possible. When you are looking at senior living facilities for your loved one, there are several amenities you should look for to help your elderly loved one stay as healthy as possible. Here are two assisted living amenities that can promote your loved one's physical and mental health. [Read More]

Alzheimer's Doesn't Have To Shut Down Communication: 5 Tools To Help You Communicate With Your Loved One

Alzheimer's takes its toll on the family. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's, you may feel like you're trying to communicate with a stranger. Don't give up hope. It's important to remember that there will be good and bad days when it comes to communicating with your loved one. It's also important to know that there are ways for you to improve your communication. Here are just a few tools you can use that can help you get through to your loved one with Alzheimer's. [Read More]