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How to Plan the Move of an Alzheimer Patient to a Care Home

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How to Plan the Move of an Alzheimer Patient to a Care Home

Image Credits A decision to move an elderly family member diagnosed with Alzheimer or some other form of Dementia to a care facility can be a difficult one to make for family members. Feelings of incompetence and guilt are natural. Generally, a patient with a cognitive impairment cannot participate in the decision-making process either. Before…

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The Care Home Funding Lottery Uncovered

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The Care Home Funding Lottery Uncovered

Between 1960 and 2010 the average age that people live to has increased significantly. Men now live an average of 10 years longer, reaching the age of 85; and women now live 8 years longer, reaching an average age of 89. This is mainly due to advancements in medical technology which mean fewer children die…

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Understanding the Costs of Assisted Living

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Understanding the Costs of Assisted Living

Assisted living is probably best described as a generic term for covering a whole range of services that are offered to senior citizens, so what does it all mean on a more personal basis and what does it involve if you or your parents have to come under the umbrella of assisted living. What assisted…

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5 Common Nursing Home Medical Negligence Claims

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5 Common Nursing Home Medical Negligence Claims

Medical negligence is always devastating, but when a member of your family is being cared for in a nursing home, with their direct care out of your hands, it can be particularly upsetting. Medical negligence within care homes is unfortunately common and in a lot of cases, it can result in secondary conditions that must…

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5 Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

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5 Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

When you place a love one, whether it’s a father, mother, aunt, uncle, or any other relative in a nursing home, you want to make sure that they are taken care of. The last thing you want (and what many people worry about over time) is that your loved one is being neglected. It’s one…

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Things You Need To Know About Assisted Living

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Things You Need To Know About Assisted Living

It can be an extremely difficult time when you come to the realization that your loved one can no longer care for themselves in the location they are currently in. Worse, they need care that is beyond what you can provide on your own, care that would prevent you from working or handling your own…

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Overcoming Financial Hurdles of an Assisted Living Facility

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Overcoming Financial Hurdles of an Assisted Living Facility

As people grow older, they have the worries of being placed in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility. You can’t really blame them. Your whole life you have been basically comfortable with your life and now you have someone you don’t even know taking care of you. Then, not only that worry…

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How to find the Best Care Home For Your Loved One

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How to find the Best Care Home For Your Loved One

Personal care homes differ from nursing facilities. Personal care homes are also known as assisted living homes. They are staffed to provide assistance to residents for everything from toileting to administering medications and providing specialist dementia care. These homes are designed for residents who still can do a little for themselves but need assistance in…

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