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Finding the right senior housing community can become overwhelming with all the choices. You can use the internet, but the information can make your head spin. Understanding the terminology, which place is suitable for the person, and the affordability are a lot of factors to consider. Fortunately, there are senior placement services to help older […]
As a person ages and develops physical or cognitive issues, they need more care. The majority of people 65 and older want to age in their homes. They do not want to go to a nursing home. Family members often cannot provide 24/7 care, so they must seek other help methods. Finding a qualified caregiver […]
Most adults 65 and older want to grow old in their homes. Modifications may need to be made at the house to accomplish this goal. When it comes to in-home care, most older adults receive services from unpaid family caregivers allowing them to age in place. This may not be an option for some families. […]
Senior safety is a top priority. Falls are common among people 65 and older. About 36 million falls are reported annually among older adults. Three million fall-related injuries are treated in an emergency department each year. To help reduce this exposure, one must look at a person’s living situation, especially for those that age in […]
A skilled nursing facility (SNF) provides 24-hour professional nursing care. Services include medical and non-medical treatment, such as physical, occupational and speech therapy in a safe care environment. Additionally, each facility has a medical director, and that doctor or the patient’s physician supervises care. Furthermore, every resident must have an individual plan of care developed […]
When looking at all the various home care options for your aging loved one, undoubtedly, costs for care comes into the equation. The national median rates for assisted living services are $4,500 monthly and $54,000 annually and are paid privately (i.e., personal finances, long-term care insurance). Services include light housekeeping, meals, socialization, and companionship, and […]