If you have entrusted the life of your elderly loved one to a caregiver, it is hard to imagine the person violating that trust by hurting someone you love. Unfortunately, elder abuse by caregivers is a very real issue. In 2012, the National Center on Elder Abuse reported that one to two million older Americans […]
If you have an aging relative, you have likely already come to terms with the fact that they may not always be able to fully take care of themselves on their own. When that time arrives, and you are faced with a choice between in-home care or assisted living, how do you know which is […]
If you have an aging relative who is living independently, chances are the time will arrive when they find they just can’t handle all of their responsibilities on their own anymore. However, this does not necessarily mean your loved one needs to either move in with you or into an assisted living facility. Sometimes the […]
Contrary to the advertising you so often see on television, medical alert systems were not designed for use solely by the elderly. They can actually be used by individuals of all ages for a variety of reasons, both short and long term. For example, medical alert systems can be extremely useful for anyone in the […]
While we often think of medical alert systems as items for the elderly, this is not necessarily the case. There are actually individuals of all ages who could greatly benefit from having a medical alert system.
Choosing an in-home caregiver for an elderly relative is an extremely important decision. In this situation, you are looking for so much more than a licensed professional; you want someone who will treat your loved one with the same respect and kindness as you would. The following is a listing of qualities to look for […]
Your father died four years ago. Since then your mother has been living alone in their home in a gated community. She has always had an active social life, is mentally competent, and knows how to get help. She loves her home and has told you she wants to stay there forever.
When elderly people can no longer care for themselves in their own homes, in-home care can allow them to stay at home. Whether home is a private home or a retirement setting,
In-home care providers offer a practical option when seniors are no longer able to care for themselves in their own homes. But how do you know if a potential in-home caregiver has the skills to provide the compassionate and competent care you want for your loved one?