Aging is something that happens slowly. As each year goes by, you might find you're a little more forgetful or need more time to recall information. Your back may hurt or you might be about to have hip replacement surgery. You may think you can handle all these health issues on your own--but when might assisted living care in a facility be necessary? You Forget Medication One major indicator that you need professional assistance is that you forget to give yourself required medication.
27 November 2018
Dementia and depression have oddly similar symptoms and signs many people do not realize. While both conditions can be long-term, dementia is especially progressive and affects every part of the brain. If you have somebody in your life that is growing older, you may have noticed some changes in their physical and emotional health. You might feel yourself becoming concerned that your loved one is living with depression or dementia. Understanding these signs will help you determine how to move forward with diagnosis and treatment.
13 October 2018
As a person ages, he or she may begin experiencing problems doing things and taking care of him or herself. This is very normal for aging seniors, and there are services available for this purpose. If you are beginning to wonder if your parent needs some assistance at home, here are three of the top signs you should look for that may indicate your parent could use some help. Trouble Doing Normal Things
3 August 2018
If you live far away from elderly parents, you probably feel frustrated that you aren't close by to help. You might even have feelings of guilt for not being there to care for parents who have been there for you from the time you were born. From helping your elderly parents while they remain at home to looking at skilled nursing homes when the time is right, here are some ideas that might help you.
5 June 2018
It is common as a parent to become concerned when your child is rocking back and forth. This is called self-stimulatory behavior. Examples of this behavior include biting, rocking, head-banging, scratching, and hand flapping. An autistic child usually carries out these behaviors on oneself. Stimming is another name for self-stimulatory behavior. Read on to find out how ABA services can stop stimming behavior in autistic children. The Need For Sensory Input
23 January 2018
If you have an elderly loved one you are caring for, you may want to consider the use of a home care service. This way, when there are times you cannot be there, you will know that your loved one is still being cared for. However, not many people realize just how important it is to sit down with their home care service provider to establish a healthy living plan. Here are four reasons you should take this seriously:
15 October 2017
If your aging parent is showing signs of dementia, then it may be time to start looking at senior housing options. Both independent living and assisted living are options for your loved one. If you have just started talking to your parent about moving to a community, then you notice some resistance. This is normal and it may give rise to something called transfer trauma. Keep reading to learn what this and how it can be best avoided.
20 July 2017