Why Family Members Don’t Always Make the Best Caregivers

Finding the right caregiver for an elderly parent or loved one can be overwhelming. Often, a spouse, adult child, or close family friend will step up to do the job and this can seem like the perfect solution. Unfortunately, this is not always the case because when caring for a relative or close family friend, remaining objective often proves difficult.

10 Things to Consider Before Becoming Your Parent’s Caregiver

10 Things to Consider Before Becoming Your Parent's Caregiver

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How to Approach an Overbearing Caregiver

How to Approach an Overbearing Caregiver

Finding the right caregiver for an elderly parent or loved one can be an overwhelming task. Many times, a spouse, adult child, or close family friend will step up and agree to care for your loved one and this can seem like the perfect arrangement. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

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Transitioning a Parent to Assisted Living? Here’s How to Make It Easier on Everyone

Transitioning a Parent to Assisted Living

Very few seniors will say that they look forward to moving into an assisted living facility. However, that doesn’t mean that moving a parent out of their home and into assisted living has to be a traumatic event.
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How to Make the Move to Assisted Living Easier on Seniors and Their Loved Ones

Moving an elderly parent to an assisted living facility can be difficult even if that parent is in favor of the move. If a parent is resistant, it can become almost unbearable for everyone involved. The key in such cases is to give everyone time to settle into the new normal. Experts on aging say that this process can take up to six months.

Easing the Transition to Assisted Living or a Nursing

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Four Tips for Easing a Parent’s Transition to Assisted Living

Four Tips for Easing a Parent's Transition to Assisted Living

Moving an elderly parent to an assisted living facility can be a difficult transition fraught with emotion. This is true even if a parent is in favor of the move. If a parent is resistant, it can become almost unbearable for both parent and child.

A parent moving out of their home may be struggling with the prospect of growing older, mourning the loss of their independence, and dreading leaving the place where they raised their family. In such situations, even if an adult child knows the move is necessary, that child may be overcome with guilt and begin second guessing the decision to uproot their parent.

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What a Great CNA Can Mean for the Elderly

What a Great CNA Can Mean for the Elderly

If your elderly parent needs home companion care, a CNA is often the best way to go. One of the many reasons that this is true is because when a patient needs companionship and help with the tasks involved in daily living but not skilled nursing care, a CNA can provide these things at a lower cost.
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How CNAs Help Keep Aging Americans in Their Homes Longer

Certified nursing assistants (CNA) provide outstanding care to patients in a variety of health care settings and are especially valuable when it comes to home health care. Ask any health care expert and they are likely to tell you that older adults do better in their own home. Ask most seniors and they will tell you that they want to stay in their homes. CNAs help make that possible. This is especially true when a senior doesn’t require skilled nursing care but rather only a little help and companionship.

11 Must Have Qualities of a Great CNA

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The Important Role of CNAs in Home Health Care for the Elderly

The Important Role of CNAs in Home Health Care for the Elderly

Certified nursing assistants (CNA) provide outstanding care to patients in a variety of health care settings. Assisted living facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and private residences are just some of the places you will find CNAs.

CNAs are especially valuable in the world of home health care since many times elderly patients require some degree of assistance but do not require skilled nursing care. Many people looking for home health care for their aging parents, however, may be confused as to whether they need a CNA or a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) Read more

Holidays are Just One Opportunity to Talk with Elderly Parents About the Future

Holidays are Just One Opportunity to Talk with Elderly Parents About the Future

The holidays are a great time to check in on aging parents. However, any time you have the opportunity to visit elderly loved ones for an extended period of time, the better idea you’ll have of how they are coping in their own home. Read more

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Check on Aging Parents

 

The holidays are a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with aging parents. With some extra days off of work, you will have more time to observe how your parents are functioning at home and be able to decide if they could use some extra help in the New Year. However, it is important that you know what to look for in these situations remembering that your loved ones are likely to put on a good show if they know you are watching their every move.

 

Signs To Look For When Visiting Elderly Loved Ones for the Holidays

 

Signs To Look

 

You may be searching for the perfect gift and enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season but even more important is to take a close look at how your aging loved ones are navigating their current living situation. Read more