Keeping My Mom Safe, Happy, and Healthy
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Keeping My Mom Safe, Happy, and Healthy

When we found out that my mom was experiencing signs of dementia, we didn't take the news lightly. We were concerned about her well-being, and I knew that she couldn't keep living on her own. To keep her safe, I decided to enroll her in a nursing home that specialized in mental health care. She was concerned about the change at first, but as soon as she moved in, she only had positive things to say about her new digs. She loved the ability to get in touch with doctors the same day, and she was even able to make a few friends along the way. This blog is all about keeping your parents safe, happy and healthy.

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Keeping My Mom Safe, Happy, and Healthy

  • 3 Considerations When Choosing Between Skilled Nursing Care And A Nursing Home

    8 October 2018

    The availability of skilled nursing care allows some people with medical concerns to stay in their home longer. In some cases, however, in-home care might not be the best choice, and going into a nursing home may provide a better level of care. Your Loved One's Preference Whenever possible, you should make your decision based on your loved one's preferences. Most people would prefer to stay in their home and receive skilled nursing care.

  • Physical Rehabilitation Concerns and Questions

    14 August 2018

    There are many injuries that can require physical rehabilitation to overcome. When a patient is needing this treatment to address their injury, there may be some questions that they want answered to be able to make informed choices for their treatment. Do Patients Always Need Long-Term Rehabilitation to Fully Recover? It is often assumed that physical rehabilitation will always be an extremely lengthy treatment process. While it is possible for a patient to require months of rehabilitation, this is often not the case.

  • When And How To Speak With Your Elderly Parents About Nursing Home Care

    24 May 2018

    The decision to explore managed care for an elderly parent or loved one is not an easy one. But it is even more difficult to watch someone you love begin to show signs of being unable to handle the tasks and responsibilities required for independent living inside their own home. If you are watching your elderly mother or father decline in physical or cognitive abilities and want to ensure that they will be safe and well-cared for during their remaining years, broaching the subject of assisted living or nursing home care is the logical starting point.

  • Help Your Mother Prepare To Move Into An Assisted Living Facility

    10 January 2018

    If your mother has agreed to moved into an assisted living facility because she has limited mobility and you would like to support her in her decision and help her transition from a life of independence into one that is filled with new acquaintances and unfamiliar surroundings, make the most of the situation and help your mother adapt by trying the options that follow. Provide Information About The Facility And Meet With The Director

  • A Few Of The Problems That Make Caring For A Parent With Alzheimer's Difficult To Do Alone

    11 October 2017

    When you have a parent with Alzheimer's disease, you may find that caring for them at home isn't as easy as you originally thought it might be. People with Alzheimer's go through different stages and some of them can be so difficult to cope with that the person needs 24-hour monitoring and care. It's a job that is nearly impossible to do unless you have plenty of help. One solution is to place your parent in a facility that specializes in taking care of Alzheimer's patients.