As you look for senior care options for your loved one, you will come across many types of services including skilled nursing care and assisted living. While seniors may have access to skilled nursing when residing in assisted living facilities, a home health nurse can also offer similar nursing services at home. Before you choose [...]
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Caring for a parent or loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease at home can be rewarding but also challenging. While the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s maybe mild, the disease can progress rather quickly and bring on new sets of challenging situations you may not be prepared for. If your elderly loved one wishes [...]
Seasonal influenza affects millions of Americans every year and causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations. Older adults are especially likely to get seriously ill from the flu and develop dangerous complications. But the flu shot is a simple and effective solution that can keep seniors healthy throughout the season. […]
When it comes to choosing in-home senior care, you will find that there are many types of home care services available for the elderly. Home health aides are a common option for seniors who want to remain at home but need both personal and basic health care assistance. But, what does a home health aide [...]
When your elderly loved one is living at home and requires nursing care, you may wonder if a home health nurse could meet their needs. Nurses often care for seniors in their homes for a variety of reasons such as when they return from a prolonged hospital stay, receive a recent medical diagnosis, undergo surgery [...]
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is drawing near. As you prepare for celebrations, family gatherings, and holiday shopping, you should also be mindful about keeping your senior loved ones healthy and safe during this busy time of year. While decorating, indulgent feasts, and winter snow may not phase you, these activities and [...]
When it’s time to choose a home health agency you want to ensure that you’re making the best decision for your loved one. While some families have more time to search for the perfect home care provider, others may need to make a quick decision. Whatever your timeline, knowing what questions to ask home health agencies [...]
Most seniors want to live at home as they age, but when the time comes to introduce senior care options to your loved one, you may find yourself wondering if aging in place is the right choice. While nursing homes can be a practical option for aging seniors with certain medical needs, a senior home [...]
As your parent ages past retirement, they’re more likely to need help around the home. While your first instinct may be to move your parent to an assisted living community or even have them move in with you, they may not require round-the-clock care. This is why it’s important for you and other family caregivers [...]
When an elderly parent needs in-home care, it may not seem obvious. Unless your parent has a serious health problem or injury, the signs they may need help at home will often appear gradually. Most seniors have a strong desire to age in place, so your parents likely won’t even admit that they need assistance. [...]