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Sep 03, 2011 at 7:23 AM
There are a number of reasons why a person may choose to stay in a senior assisted living facility. There is as many senior assisted living facilities as there are reasons to be in one. The majority of facility residents are those that need 24-hour-supervision and care. This includes individuals who need medicine management and those affected by a dementia-like Alzheimer's disease.
Here are some of the facilities that you choose from when considering senior ...
Jul 13, 2011 at 2:16 AM
Among seniors, aging at home (aka aging in place) is the most desirable way of aging. Since most caregiving needs can be met through in home care services, most seniors can choose aging at home. AARP survey shows the preference of aging at home becomes more prevalent as age increases. The survey shows that 75% of those between the ages 45 to 54 prefer aging at home. 83% of those 55 to 64 prefer aging at home. 92% of those between the ages 65 to 74 prefer aging at home. And 95% of...
Jul 07, 2011 at 2:03 AM
Making a decision as to the type of care an elderly person needs, such as assisted living or more specifically at home health care, is never easy. However, as people get older they may need the kind of assistance that only the consistent help of a trained professional can provide. The standard for elderly assisted living has been nursing home care, but that in no way means that it is the best solution. Advances in medical technology and geriatric care have made home assisted ...
Jul 05, 2011 at 1:59 AM
In recent years, there has been a shift in adult care. Many primary caregivers have been forced to look elsewhere for help due to their work schedules and financial commitments. With this trend continuing to grow, in home care services have become a virtual necessity for some seeking adult care.
For those who are not comfortable with the idea of living in a nursing home or retirement facility, in home care services can offer a cheaper and more comfortable alternative. In ...
Jul 03, 2011 at 1:57 AM
Contemplating senior assisted living facilities or senior independent living is not a pleasant task, but waiting until they are a necessity is even worse. Don’t wait until you have no other options to begin drafting your plan for caregiving during your old age. The longer you wait to make decisions about the lifestyle you would like to lead, the fewer options you will have. Take some time and consider the following questions if you are a senior citizen:
What is your ...
Jul 01, 2011 at 1:53 AM
There are quite a lot of options when it comes to caring for an elderly parent. Many people choose to do it themselves, but other may not have the ability to do so. It seems that many more elderly people are begin suffering from dementia. Dementia can cause its own set of issues on top of all the other problems with trying to provide eldercare to a senior citizen or elderly person.
Dementia sufferers cannot all be lumped into a single category. Some elderly people only have ...
Jun 28, 2011 at 1:51 AM
Home healthcare services can be quite beneficial to senior citizens in need. Home healthcare services allow senior citizens that would normally be stuck in a hospital or rehabilitation center to come home and finish their treatment in the comfort of their own home. Many doctors have discovered that when senior citizens are in their everyday surroundings they tend to have a better disposition for treatment. Home healthcare services are the perfect solution for helping to get senior...
Jun 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM
When considering in home care service for your elderly loved one, it is helpful to understand the differences between the two types of in home care. One is medical in home care and the other is non medical home care.
Medical in home care, or home health care, is prescribed by a doctor when it is medically necessary for your elderly loved one to receive skilled medical in home care. Some of the reasons for necessary medical in home care includes administrating and managing ...
Jun 08, 2011 at 11:38 AM
If your elderly loved one has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, memory care may be beneficial. Memory care is a specially designed form of care usually found in assisted living or nursing home facilities that specialize in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Many in home care agencies also offer memory care in your loved one’s home through specially trained care givers.
Memory care facilities:
Memory care facilities provide dedicated dementia and Alzheimer’s care that ...
Jun 06, 2011 at 11:35 AM
The advance in technology in home monitoring brings the possibility of aging at home to many seniors. With the combined help of in home care and home monitoring, your loved one can continue to live at home and avoid moving into a facility.
Many in home care agencies offer home monitoring solutions to keep your loved one safe. Usually, the in home care agency will first assess your loved one’s home and recommend home monitoring solutions based on your loved one’s needs. The in ...
Jun 02, 2011 at 11:32 AM
Adult care in elderly homes being impacted by the economy just as much as anything else. Independent seniors looking to tighten their own spending for adult care are starting to take up a popular new option: the village concept.
Under the village concept, active seniors receive adult care without having to rely on elderly homes and the like. Members join up with a “village” and get access to special adult care programs and services. Some of these services include trips to the ...
May 30, 2011 at 11:30 AM
When it comes to senior assisted living, more and more people are choosing home daycare for their loved ones. And it’s never too late to find the right agency for their specific needs.
According to the U.S Census Bureau, more than 7.6 million Americans receive some sort of home daycare. That number is compounded even further when factoring in informal senior assisted living care provided by family members, which generally isn’t counted in the Census’s numbers.
Senior assisted ...
May 24, 2011 at 11:24 AM
A home nurse provides senior care to patients and promotes health, disease prevention, and helps patients cope with their respective illnesses. A home nurse serves as a seniorcare advocate and serves as an educator to patients, families, and communities as well.
May 22, 2011 at 11:19 AM
The Certified Nurse Assistant, also known as CNA, provides elderly home care and assists patients with their needs under the eye of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Also known as just Nurse Assistants (NA), this is a role that provides elderly home care at a high level, though issues of liability prevent them from performing certain procedures.
The nurse aide provides elderly home care under direct supervision. Since nurse assistants have ...
May 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM
Home health care can provide all the necessary care for a senior. Often the care needed by a senior is very specific and the care of an untrained professional is not enough. In light of such a fact there are a number of home elderly home care workers that can better assist a senior should he or she need more specific care that can be provided via a home health care agency. Elderly home care workers come from a range of backgrounds and offer both medical and ...
May 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Home elderly healthcare is a means of treating the injuries/illnesses seniors may develop later in life in the comfort of his or her own home. Home elderly healthcare is usually requested immediately after seniors have been released from a hospital. In such a situation home health aides are usually hired to treat seniors and, if requested teach the seniors’ families and/or friends how to administer medications/use medical equipment. The kind of ...
May 16, 2011 at 11:10 AM
Most types of long-term at-home care can be in one of two categories: caregivers and home and community-based services (HCBSs). HCBSs provide a range of services that deal with support, health and personal needs. These services allow individuals to live at home with as much independence as possible.
Caregivers allow elderly individuals to be at home and live independently. The majority of caregivers are unpaid.
The role of caregiver is usually filled by a...
May 06, 2011 at 4:09 AM
Keeping up with medical costs as you age can get quite difficult, and while home health care services are often cheaper than nursing care, they still aren't cheap. Fortunately, Medicare can cover part, and sometimes most, of the expenses associated with hiring home health aides.
However, there are certain criteria you must meet to qualify for the financial aid. Below is a brief explanation of how you can qualify for coverage, what it will cover, and what it likely will not ...
Apr 20, 2011 at 3:32 AM
There are a lot of decisions that need to be made in regards to planning for the future. While retirement seems to be what the majority of people worry about, elderly home care should be what they are worried about. The cost of residing in nursing homes and elderly homes have been on the rise, and with the average person not even owning their home anymore it can be rather difficult to take in a loved one and provide elderly care in their own home. This is why many people have ...
Mar 25, 2011 at 2:21 AM
Aging at home, senior independent living, senior assisted living, and nursing home care are some of the options available for senior housing. These senior housing options cater to the many needs that change as you age. Many seniors choose aging at home, or aging in place, where they can continue to live in their homes and receive in home care when caregiving is needed. Others choose senior independent living where they live in retirement communities and receive ...
Mar 15, 2011 at 2:11 AM
Once you have decided to stay at home and use at home care services, it is time to chose an at home service. What service or care giver you pick should be based on your medical, social and daily life activity needs. What follows are some tips and advice on looking for home care services or caregivers.
Home health care agencies
Agencies can be a great benefit to you when searching for at home care services. Agencies normally provide pre-screened caregivers and at home ...
Mar 11, 2011 at 2:05 AM
Home health services are often necessary for seniors as they age. Seniors are often faced with the possibility of losing independence and having to rely on others to do household tasks. This can be difficult to think about or discuss with family, so it is easy to understand why many seniors may put off thinking or planning how they want to be cared for if they are no longer able to care for themselves. A senior who prefers to receive home health services instead...
Mar 02, 2011 at 11:33 AM
For those starting to seek senior home care, the differences between medical and non medical home care may seem confusing at first. Which services fall under which category? Which specific home care services do I need? How do I choose what I need? This article hopes to clear up some of that confusion and give you a better idea about the differences between these different home care services.
A Doctor's Orders
The main difference between medical and non-medical home ...
Feb 27, 2011 at 11:28 AM
There are several levels of at home health care, but they really come down to the type of care offered: home daycare services or a home health nurse. Home daycare services are usually non-medical in nature. Home daycare offers help with tasks such as:
These sorts of services can be a big help to those that provide in home care to their elderly relatives. Sometimes the most difficult tasks ...
Feb 21, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Many seniors if given the choice would prefer to remain in their home for as long as possible as they age. Besides the memories a senior has created in their home, they often have a strong connection to their community. This may seem like a difficult request for a family to accommodate especially if they do not live nearby.
While a senior would prefer aging in place to being moved to an assisted living facility or nursing home, their families may pressure ...
Feb 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM
Being a caretaker to a senior with dementia presents challenges that can sometimes be unexpected.
Due to the progressive nature of dementia and diseases like Alzheimer’s it becomes increasingly difficult for a senior to manage their own healthcare. In the early stages, the senior may have trouble remembering the name of a medication or why they even take it. These early memory lapses are temporary, but they can be dangerous if the ...
Feb 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Visiting nurses have long been integral care providers of necessary health care to seniors that need home care. For seniors with chronic or acute medical conditions, visiting nurses and nursing aides have provided an invaluable service to those who need regular monitoring of their chronic or acute health conditions.
Services Visiting Nurses provide
Visiting nurses often act as liaisons between a senior and their various doctors. They provide many of the same services ...
Feb 16, 2011 at 11:12 AM
Not everyone can afford a live in caregiver for the senior citizens in their family. While individuals may not be able to afford a live in caregiver it does not mean that they do not want the senior citizens in their family to have the best care possible. While many senior citizens treasure their independent living it is not always possible to keep it that way, and if a live in caregiver is out of the question there are many other elderly care home options available to ...
Feb 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM
It can be rather confusing to try and figure out exactly what type of home healthcare services your ageing parent may need. Believe it or not, there are quite a lot of home healthcare services available when it comes to hiring a person or agency to provide for the needs of an ill or ageing individual. Many of these options such as adult day care or a companion can actually be found for free through insurance or community programs.
The adult day care programs are amazing ...
Feb 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM
Home Care has become a perfect solution for providing in care at home for people who need it the most, but do not wish to be checked into an institution. There are several ways that home healthcare is provided to the senior citizens in need of this specialized form of care. The in home care that some individuals need is not necessarily medically related. Sometimes all an elderly person needs is a little bit of companionship, and they can be well on their way to ...
Feb 08, 2011 at 10:57 AM
There are varieties of home health care agency services available to seniors who need home healthcare after an illness or injury. Depending on what type medical services an elderly patient may need, there may be many different healthcare personnel involved in the senior’s day-to-day care at home.
Home Health Nurse
A home health nurse is the primary person responsible for administering medical treatments. A home health nurse can be either a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed...
Feb 06, 2011 at 10:52 AM
There are quite a lot of stress points that can be associated with getting older. While some of them can be rather vain, others are quite serious and important such as who exactly will be caring for you once you reach a certain age or if you become disabled. There are quite a lot of options available. You may move into in a senior assisted living facility or have a live in caregiver. Many people may even choose to move in with their children. These are only a few of the many ...
Jan 30, 2011 at 10:43 AM
A senior that receives in home care has special needs for mental and social stimulation that a home environment does not always provide. Imagine not being able to leave your home to do simple things like go to the grocery store or library or even just going outside for a refreshing walk in the fall. It would become monotonous and boring to be inside a home 24 hours a day 7 days a week with no expectations of it changing. However, many homebound seniors face this ...
Jan 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM
As people get older they may need more help with their day to day errands and at some point may even need the kind of help that only a senior home health care provider can provide. In the event that a senior is hurt medical assistance on a more regular basis may become a necessity. If such a situation should arise home health care can provide a solution. Home health care is when a medical care provider is hired to watch over/care for a senior in the comfort of a senior’s home....