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Nursing Home Admission Scenario Number Two

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 Kenneth Strong (July 02, 2008)  The first scenario involved admission to a nursing home because of an unexpected medical condition that made such an admission a necessity. [This seems a bit repetitive; this may not be necessary. ] Our next scenario is a planned admission. This is the hard part. You may have noticed some subtle changes in your loved one's behavior, nothing too bizarre or dangerous, but changes that .. (Elder Care)

10 Places to Find Caregiving Help

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 Rebecca Sharp Colmer (July 02, 2008)  The information in this article will tell you where to search for caregiving assistance for your loved one. It is not easy being a caregiver. Often in the beginning stage it is natural to think that you can do it all by yourself. As time goes on your caregiving duties will increase. The sooner you get extra help, the better. Keep in mind it may take some time to find the right .. (Elder Care)

Is Live In Home Care Right For Your Loved One in New Jersey?

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 Murphy Ortiz (July 02, 2008)  Live- in home care offers many advantages to other types of homecare. Most seniors, when asked, would prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible. Live-in home health care offers an affordable alternative to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Many people believe that live-in care is too expensive. In fact, a live-in home care aide is often times the most cost .. (Elder Care)

How to Retrofit Your Home For Older Or Disabled Residents

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 Noah Glaser (June 30, 2008)  In case you or someone in your home has special needs, then there are a lot of remodeling or redesigning adjustments you may make so as to make the life easier. With the passage of time, the demands for homes which accommodate special needs of people are increasing very rapidly. These modifications not only increase the value of your house but also make life easy. Handicapped or elderly . (Elder Care)

Independent Living ADLS and IADLS

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 Martha Paulson (June 26, 2008)  In today's society, there are many options when it comes to the care of our parents or grandparents. The need for placement in a nursing home can be minimal when families become aware of the changes that start to happen in a senior persons life. Adressing small problems early on can prevent them from turning into bigger problems or falls that are always preventable. ADL'S are .. (Elder Care)

Care Homes From a Seniors Point of View

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 Sylvia Kittens (June 24, 2008)  A lot of emphasis is put on choosing a nursing home from the point of view of the children. It's the children who usually arrange any long-term care and who pick up the bill, albeit by using their elderly parent's funds (for example, from the sale of a house). Sometimes the elderly person involved simply can't make these arrangements because of mental deterioration, but this isn't to .. (Elder Care)

What Activities Should Grandma and Grandpa Do?

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 Rose Broyles (June 24, 2008)  There may be times when we forget that just because our loved one is older, doesn't mean that they don't enjoy activities. Boredom is prevalent among the elderly, which can lead to loneliness, which then can lead to poorer health and depression. But before you rush off to sign up your parents or relatives to classes or programs, be sure to ask them first. The process might be tough if .. (Elder Care)

Chicagoland Assisted Living For Maximum Life Enjoyment

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 Alice Lane (June 23, 2008)  Assisted living means freedom and dignity for people in need of help to maintain their daily lives. Assisted living facilities are in the middle between nursing homes and independent living. Independent living is for the elderly who are able to live on their own but who do not want to maintain their own home. Many people like life in a community of people of similar age who share their .. (Elder Care)

Where Do I Begin?

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 Rose Broyles (June 22, 2008)  It's something many of us will face one time or another. Sometimes all the planning in the world can't change the many obstacles that life throws at you. You're used to living a “normal" life and now, Mom or Dad or both are sick and you ask yourself, “Why now? Why me? What now?" When our father suffered a stroke in 2000, I was lost. Up until that point, I never appreciated .. (Elder Care)

Mobility Problems? A Lift Chair Will Help!

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 Ronald Rougeaux (June 21, 2008)  As we get older or physically hurt, we can have difficulty getting in and out of a chair. A lift chair can solve this problem as it is specially designed to insure independence, mobility and comfort. This type of recliner chair can be purchased through online retail stores. People prefer ordering online as it is easier to select from a wide range of chairs to suit their needs and .. (Elder Care)

Waiting Room Which You Dont Want to Leave

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 Marina Zitser (June 21, 2008)  I saw Bertha every time when I was going to school. Her face was covered with wrinkles and eyes lost their color long time ago. She looked forward but I doubt if she could see anything. Her shaking hands held the handles of the wheelchair. She forgot her name; she did not remember how to smile. There were some old pictures on the wall near her bed. On one of them there was a young .. (Elder Care)

In Your Next Chapter, Caring For an Aging Parent

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 Jim Armstrong (June 21, 2008)  As you begin to transition into the next chapter of your life, other considerations will begin to emerge on your horizon. Among those factors entering into your new equation may be the consideration of caring for an aging parent or parents. Q: “I can't get more job training because I'm taking care of an aging parent. What would you say to me?" A: There are alternatives or options . (Elder Care)

Nursing Home Design

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 Sylvia Kittens (June 20, 2008)  Nursing homes are designed to serve usually elderly patients who require long-term, therapeutic and preventive care. Residents normally have non-acute medical conditions and are frail but not bedridden. They may need canes or walkers to help them get around and aid with everyday tasks such as eating, dressing and washing. Most nursing home residents will stay for the remaining months or . (Elder Care)

The Difference Between a Retirement Home and Nursing Home

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 Alex Jensen (June 20, 2008)  Helping someone you love find the proper elderly home can be a difficult process. There are many different options out there, so make sure that you understand the distinction between the types of homes offered. If your loved one is entirely mobile and they do not need any type of medical assistance, they will probably feel most comfortable at a retirement home. These homes are largely .. (Elder Care)

How to Choose In Home Care in Greensboro, NC

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 Jeanne Slayton (June 19, 2008)  Finding that perfect person to come and help mom or dad can be difficult. Below are some tips that will make the process of finding the perfect in-home care in Greensboro, NC so much easier! 1. Ensure that the company that is providing in-home care actually employs the caregivers. Stay away from companies that use contracted workers. 2. Ask how the staff is background checked. Ensure .. (Elder Care)

Is Mom Still Safe at Home?

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 Jeanne Slayton (June 19, 2008)  Top 5 Signs She Might Need In-Home Care in Greensboro, NC For years, your mom (or Dad) has been living at home independently. Now you are starting to wonder if they need some help in maintaining that independence. Below are the top 5 signs that they might need in-home care in Greensboro, NC. 1. Weight Loss: As we age our taste buds change as does our appetite, however, some weight loss . (Elder Care)

Caregiver Burnout

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 Jeanne Slayton (June 19, 2008)  Do you have “caregiver burnout"? Some signs, causes, and solutions for caregiver burnout in the Triad of North Carolina Are you: - Withdrawing from friends, family, and other loved ones? - Feeling blue? - Experiencing changes in sleeping patterns? - Feeling like you want to hurt yourself or the person you're caring for? - Irritable? - Losing interest in activities you used to .. (Elder Care)

Nursing Homes Want You to Stay Dont Be Intimidated, You Can Go Home

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 Pamela Dombrowski-Wilson (June 18, 2008)  Upon hearing the words nursing home, may individuals imagine dark rooms filled with very sick people and the smell of body odor and urine. Nursing homes have evolved over the years and many are remodeling to become more home like. However the financial bottom line still exists. While Medicaid, or government assistance, pays for ongoing or long term care for many individuals, many other .. (Elder Care)

Choosing Care Homes in Wales Cardiff Care Homes

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 Elena Price (June 18, 2008)  Cardiff is a historic city but has a truly contemporary feel. The city is home to the Millennium Stadium, which has hosted many major sporting events and concerts since it opened in 1999, and “Dr Who" and “Torchwood" are filmed in Cardiff. Other attractions include Cardiff Castle and the National Museum. The regenerated area of the city's docklands now known as Cardiff Bay .. (Elder Care)

What You Can Do to Properly Care For an Elderly Parent

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 Ruth Lanham (June 18, 2008)  Although it is something most of us do not want to face, there will come a time when you may have to act as the caregiver of your parent. It is a fact of life that people age and over time become incapable of caring for themselves. There are certain things you will want to do when caring for an elderly parent. First and foremost, take a deep breath and relax. It can be stressful, .. (Elder Care)

Getting the Government to Pay For Long Term Family Caregivers

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 Thomas E Day (June 17, 2008)  Some 44.4 million adult caregivers - or 21% of the U. S. adult population - provide unpaid care to seniors or adults with disabilities, according to a 2004 study by the National Alliance for Caregiving in Bethesda, Md. On average, those caregivers provide 21 hours of care a week and the average length of time spent providing care is 4.3 years. Over the years, the National Care Planning . (Elder Care)

Fall Prevention Guide Seven Ways to Prevent Falls in the Home For the Elderly

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 Richard Chandler (June 16, 2008)  As we get older, the chances of falling and hurting ourselves in the home become more likely. Weakened leg muscles, limited dexterity, and impaired vision are just a few factors that can contribute to a fall resulting in injury or worse. To insure safety in the home, proper fall prevention precautions should be taken. The following fall prevention guide offers seven easy ways to avoid .. (Elder Care)

Choosing South-East Care Homes - Kent Care Homes

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 Elena Price (May 28, 2008)  When you're looking for a care home, one of the most important factors to consider is the location of any home that you're considering. The county of Kent, in the South-East of England is known as “the Garden of England", because it has an abundance of beautiful gardens, orchards and vineyards. It also has traditional seaside resorts, areas of ancient woodland, picturesque .. (Elder Care)

Choosing London Care Homes - Sutton And Ealing Care Homes

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 Elena Price (May 16, 2008)  If you're looking for a care home on the outskirts of London, you'll find plenty to choose from. One of the most important decisions that you'll need to make is the area in which you, or your elderly relative, would like to live. Two areas that you might want to consider are the London boroughs of Sutton and Ealing. Sutton Care HomesThe borough of Sutton is located to the south-west of . (Elder Care)

Issues to Consider When Caring for Aging Parents

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 Kimberly Christensen (April 30, 2008)  Caring for our aging parents can be an overwhelming responsibility and emotionally stressful for everyone involved - but it can offer huge rewards as well. To the extent possible, allow your parent to maintain some level of independence. The ability to participate in decisions about their own care giving is important to their emotional well being. It's unsettling to give up control over . (Elder Care)

Know More About Senior Care?

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 Fatima Edris (April 29, 2008)  There are millions of Americans who are over the age of 60. Some of them are still strong and can still work for a living. There are some of them however who are weak and forgetful. They are the elderly people who we often see in senior care facilities. If you consider senior care is so easy, better think again. Volunteers at senior care homes and find out how taxing and serious the .. (Elder Care)

Choosing North-West of England Care Homes - Liverpool Care Homes

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 Elena Price (April 23, 2008)  Liverpool is perhaps best-known as a city of sport and music. The city is famous as the home of the Beatles, and both Liverpool FC and Everton FC. It also has many museums, galleries, historic buildings, contemporary shopping centres and restaurants, and was named European Capital of Culture in 2008. Liverpool's Dock Front, which includes the well-known Albert Dock, is now a UNESCO .. (Elder Care)

Living on Long Island - Something for Every Senior

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 Christine Abbate (April 08, 2008)  Long Island truly is one of the best places in the United States to live, especially for senior citizens. It is far enough outside of New York City to have a nice suburban feel, but close enough to the city to have plenty to do. In fact, there is so much to do on the island that there is something for everyone, no matter what your interests and hobbies are. For the music lover, there .. (Elder Care)

Protecting Your Loved Ones With Medical Alarms

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 Garry L. Neale (March 31, 2008)  Medical alarms, sometimes referred to as medical alert systems, are essentially tiny personal emergency medical devices that are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The purpose of these miracle devices is to provide protection for seniors and those in ill health or a weakened state. If your loved one experiences a medical emergency, the monitoring system provided by medical .. (Elder Care)

Senior Living Communities - A Great Place To Retire In Style

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 Sveinung Skoglund (March 26, 2008)  All through our lives we dream of long vacations in sunny places. We always want to take time to relax and spend time with friends and do fun activities. We want to be able to take advantage of our lives and really enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately most of us have very busy lives. We are often so busy through out our lives that we do not get a chance to do the things we really want to do. . (Elder Care)

Choosing a Care Home - Independence and Choice

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 Elena Price (March 26, 2008)  When choosing a care home for yourself or an elderly relative, it's important to find one that will enable you or your relative to remain as independent as possible. Just because you are living in a care home doesn't mean that you shouldn't be able to make your own choices about your care and lifestyle. Decisions about Care When you are admitted to a care home, the staff should draw up . (Elder Care)

Choosing a Care Home - Location

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 Elena Price (March 25, 2008)  Proximity to Friends and Family For many people, one of the most important factors when choosing a care home is to make sure that they are close to family members and friends. If you live in a different part of the country from your family, you may want to consider moving into a care home closer to them so that you can see them more often. However, you may decide that staying close to .. (Elder Care)

Caring for an Elderly Relative - Respite Care

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 Elena Price (March 25, 2008)  Many carers feel guilty about wanting time away from their elderly relative and worry that their relative won't be able to cope without them. However, it's important for carers to be able to take regular planned breaks in order to relax, recharge and enjoy themselves. If you don't take a break, then you could find yourself becoming stressed, resentful or even depressed, which isn't good . (Elder Care)

Anti-Aging - Tips On Caring For Aging Parents

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 Lin Steven (February 29, 2008)  Do not feel alone if you are caring for your aging parents because you are one of 50 million Americans in the same boat. Whether they are staying with you or in another location, if you have the responsibility for their care, prepare yourself for a time consuming and emotional experience. Tips for the Son or Daughter Caring for your aging parents can be a very draining and exhausting .. (Elder Care)

The Shocking Truth And Real Solutions

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 Linda Lin (February 25, 2008)  The reader is urged to make his own conclusions after reading this article. Everyone is independent in making their own choices for their own lives. Take what helps you from this article and use it to keep yourself healthy. If something you read here does not apply to your life or your current situation, then pass that information on to others whom it might help. Choosing independence .. (Elder Care)

Scooters For Mobility

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 Pete Marks (February 24, 2008)  Mobility scooters offers you the freedom and pride to do everyday tasks that may require the assistance of others. Mobility scooters come in many colors, styles and even ranges. There are so many brands and models when you research and read reviews on electric mobility scooters you need to be informed so you can make the best choices. Most of your lightweight scooters have a 250 pound .. (Elder Care)

Independence Rocks! Guide to Staying In Your Own Home

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 Linda Lin (February 22, 2008)  What happens now? What happens when you are on the verge of going into a nursing home and you do not want to go? First, when you decide that you do not want to go there for long-term care, you are making the best decision in your life. (Priorities first, if there is any way that you can stay at home, rather than go live in a nursing home, then opt for that. I know sometimes the possible . (Elder Care)

Choosing a Care Home - Meals

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 Elena Price (February 14, 2008)  According to the UK Government's National Minimum Care Standards, care homes must ensure that residents are provided with three meals each day, at least one of which must be cooked, and offer drinks and snacks at all times. They must also make sure that they take residents’ individual dietary needs into consideration, offer a choice of food, provide assistance with eating where .. (Elder Care)

Choosing a Care Home - Activities

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 Elena Price (February 14, 2008)  Sometimes people are concerned that when they move into a care home, they won't be able to continue participating in their favorite activities, or will be forced to take part in things that they don't want to do. According to the UK Department of Health's National Minimum Standards, care home managers and staff must make sure that the activities offered are flexible enough to take .. (Elder Care)

The 5 Top Innovative Secrets of Successful Elder Care Businesses

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 Valerie VanBooven (February 07, 2008)  It is more important than ever that you differentiate your elder care business from all of the others that have penetrated the market today. The most successful Elder Care Services are thinking outside of the box and offering added value options for their clients and referral sources. Here are a few ideas that can get you started down the road to dominating your local market. Below is a . (Elder Care)

Independent Senior Housing - Time To Have Fun

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 Madonna Jeffries (February 06, 2008)  As we all age and approach our retirements most of us look to change our living arrangements to reflect our senior status and our changing suite of needs and requirements. Once we stop working we start to look at how we intend to spend our retirement, particularly what activities and hobbies we intend to pursue. We also consider our living arrangements and often take the opportunity to .. (Elder Care)

Choosing a Care Home - Accommodation

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 Elena Price (February 05, 2008)  All UK care home residents should be able to have their own bedrooms. Some care homes offer shared rooms, but residents should only be sharing a room if they have chosen to do so. You can't be forced to share a room. Even if you do decide that you'd like to share a room, you need to make sure that you have privacy when necessary. For example, there should be curtains that can be used if . (Elder Care)

Choosing the Right UK Care Option Needs Assessment

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 Elena Price (February 05, 2008)  The first thing that you should do if you live in the UK and are concerned about your own or a relative's ability to cope at home, is to contact your local social services department and ask for a Needs Assessment. Everyone is entitled to a Needs Assessment, regardless of their financial circumstances. A social worker will ask you some questions about how you are coping and about the .. (Elder Care)

Choosing A UK Care Home - Types of Care Home

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 Elena Price (February 04, 2008)  Residential Care Homes Residential care homes provide short-term and long-term personal care, and can care for residents’ minor illnesses, but don't provide 24 hour nursing care. A residential care home may be the best choice if you (or your relative) are fairly independent and are not suffering from any serious medical conditions that require a lot of care. Different residential . (Elder Care)

9 Unusual Truths About Nursing Homes

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 Martin Sabel (February 03, 2008)  Let me give you a dose of reality when it comes to nursing homes. You may be shocked by whats revealed here. Few people really understand much about how they work. You'll have a much better understanding about how their internal workings and the experience to expect after your loved one is admitted. Truth #1: Some nursing homes provide better care than others. While all convalescent .. (Elder Care)

Finding Innovative Senior Care in Your Community

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 Thomas Henricks (January 31, 2008)  While most cities in North America afford some type of care for the elderly, not all will provide the senior care that many families would like to provide for their loved ones. You can find this type of senior care in your community by talking with friends and seeking out local elderly and aging resource organizations. Another option, if these two efforts fail to produce a solution that . (Elder Care)

How To Deal With An Elderly Relative Moving In With You - Product Solutions

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 Richard Chandler (January 31, 2008)  Whether it's a stroke, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, low vision, or simply old age, eventually everyone reaches a time in their leaves where they need to rely on someone to help take care of them. Depending on their specific situation, that could mean moving into a retirement community or moving in with a loved one. Either destination can be a big change for the retiree, but when they .. (Elder Care)

What is Hospice Care

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 Vince Chiles (January 30, 2008)  Hospice care is a specialized service for people who are terminally ill. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization hospice care has for goals. These goals are to assure patient safety, comfort, and dignity, while promoting effective coping and grieving for the family/ care givers. Terminally ill patients need to know they can live out there last days in peace. .. (Elder Care)

Caregivers Take the Blinders Off

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 Vince Chiles (January 30, 2008)  When you're a sandwich generation caregiver, often that's left over after everyone is cared for are crumbs. Caregivers need to take extra special care of them selves to assure they don't get burned out. Learning good self-care techniques requires a willingness to survive and prosper in a very difficult phase of life. I think the biggest obstacle that caregivers face is they wear .. (Elder Care)

Senior Services - a Need Filled for the Elderly

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 Thomas Henricks (January 29, 2008)  Society today recognizes the need and provides several non-profit agencies serving senior citizens and their families. They have worked hard to ensure a safety net of quality Senior Services in order to promote the well-being of aging people. They are typically operated through a funding source that relies heavily on donations. These types of services have been operating successfully .. (Elder Care)




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