3 Signs That Your Loved One Could Benefit From Hospice Care

Are you caring for a terminally ill loved one? If so, then you may face a point where you and your loved one make the difficult decision that treatment is no longer effective. At that point, your priority may be to just make your loved one comfortable rather than beating the illness. If and when you reach that point, hospice care can be an effective solution. Hospice is an organization that can provide care either in your loved one's home, in the hospital, or in some other treatment facility. [Read More]

3 Ways To Manage Behavioral Problems In A Parent With Alzheimer's

As the primary caregiver for your parent with Alzheimer's, you will be faced with handling certain behaviors as the disease progresses. Changes to your parent's behavior can be sudden and without warning. Here are some tips for handling a range of emotions and behaviors from your parent.  Identify Triggers As Alzheimer's progresses, your parent's mood swings can be triggered by a number of stressors. By identifying those triggers, you can help to decrease the number of changes in mood. [Read More]

3 Unusual Items You Want To Make Sure Your Loved One Takes To An Assisted Living Facility

When you are moving a loved one into an assisted living facility, you want to ensure that he or she has everything that he or she needs in order to be comfortable and feel happy in the facility. You will likely bring pictures to help remind him or her about everything that has been accomplished in his or her life, knick knacks from family members, and other items that will allow your loved one to feel at home. [Read More]

Adjusting To Independent Living

If your loved one has a home that is too big for them to maintain any longer due to mobility issues, you may want to have them look into moving into an independent living residence. These facilities are either in apartment or home form, in an area where several other elderly residents live close by. Your relative would life in a safe area with several amenities at their disposal. While an independent living area is secure and monitored, your loved one may still have a bit of difficulty getting used to their new home. [Read More]