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.
31 May 2019
Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is a useful tool when trying to help an individual cope with unwanted behaviors. In a nursing home setting, the variety of residents and the myriad of problems each one presents can be overwhelming to the caregivers on staff. No matter how many people are there to work, there are some behaviors that are dangerous and can cause harm to residents living in the facility. While things like a walker are sometimes used for residents who are prone to wandering, some facilities consider any type of belts, walkers, mittens or other devices as restraints and won't use them for residents.
22 February 2019
If you are a senior who requires a knee replacement, then you may need to go to an orthopedic rehab facility for a period of time. And, you will likely need to start working with the rehab professionals immediately after your surgery. There are a few things you can expect on day one or two post-op. Keep reading to learn a little bit about what you may experience. Immediate Movement
20 November 2018
If your elderly parent is evaluating their current living arrangements and wants to downsize or realizes that their health requires regular monitoring, assisted living centers offer smart solutions. By living in a private room or suite in such facilities, your parent can maintain privacy while having the kind of physical and social support that they may need. However, moving someone into a facility is at times nerve-wracking, and you might all feel unsure whether you've found a suitable new space.
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.
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.