Posts Tagged‘assisted living’

When Is It Time to Try Assisted Living?

If you know of a loved one aged 65 or older, there’s a 70% chance they’ll need long-term care. The word “assisted living” seems scary at first. Maybe you’re unsure of putting a grandparent, parent, aunt, or uncle in the care of someone else. What’s important is what’s in their best interest. We’ll go over what to look out for and when to make that decision. They Frequently Fall Trips and spills are the ones to be concerned about. If a loved one is constantly experiencing falls, their mobility is compromised. While it hurts you to think of the worst…

What Do You Do When an Elderly Parent Refuses Needed Care?

In just 10 years’ time, one in five American citizens will be at retirement age. That’s over 65 million people! In all likelihood, you’ve got elderly parents yourself who need care. But what do you do when an elderly parent refuses needed care?¬†You might worry that they aren’t getting the help they need or feel guilty that you can’t provide for them. Read on for¬†some helpful tips on what to do when an elderly parent refuses assisted living. What Do You Do When an Elderly Parent Refuses Needed Care? First Understand Their Concerns Empathy is a cornerstone of communication. When…