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 Features To Look For When Choosing An Assisted-Living Facility For Your Parent

    13 April 2017

    Looking for an assisted living residence for your parent to move to? Here are a few features to look for when making your final choice: Community Activities It's important to make sure that the senior assisted living facility your parent ends up staying at schedules several community activities throughout the week so they have plenty of opportunity to build a social network. Weekly community activities will also ensure that your parent always has a physical and emotional outlet that helps keep them busy and engaged in a supportive setting.

  • 3 Ways to Make the Transition to Assisted Living Easier on Your Parents

    13 March 2017

    If your parents are getting ready to move into an assisted living facility, here are three ways that you can help make the transition go smoother for them. #1 Make Sure Your Parents Maintain Their Hobbies The first way you can help make the transition easier on your parents is by making sure that they are able to maintain their hobbies in their new home. For example, if your parents love to garden, purchase large flower pots for them that they can put on their front porch and balcony and use to grow flowers and fruits and vegetables.

  • Three Signs You Need To Take Your Loved One To An Assisted Living Center

    2 March 2017

    Seeing your loved ones age can be hard. Many people feel saddened as they watch someone who used to care for them lose the use of their faculties and need help doing even simple things. However, putting off help for your loved one because you are hoping to avoid the inevitable isn't fair to them or you. Your loved one needs skilled care to make sure that they are safe and protected.

  • Senior Services When You Want To Keep Living Independently

    27 January 2017

    It's never an easy choice to move out of a home you've lived in most of your life. If you are no longer feeling safe living at home alone but you are nervous about moving into senior housing, it's important to remember that you have options. While you may be hesitant to move on into a different environment, the assisted living facilities today are dynamic places geared towards the senior who wants to live independently.

  • 4 Effective Ways To Reduce Your Chances Of Developing Alzheimer's

    29 July 2016

    Alzheimer's is a serious disease that causes severe and irreversible mental deterioration. With one and three seniors living with Alzheimer's, it's become an epidemic. Someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's every 66 seconds. Doctors don't have a full grasp on why people develop Alzheimer's Disease. However, there are things that have been proven to help prevent the disease. If you're worried about developing Alzheimer's disease, there are things you can do to prevent it, or at least put it off much longer.