If you are looking for elder care that provides assistance and structured activities, an Adult Day Program is what you want. Licensed by the California Department of Social Services, this non-medical, day-time program provides various levels of assistance and supervision to seniors (and even younger adults) who are unable to care for themselves during the day.
Besides providing meals, respite and support with various daily living tasks, Adult Day Programs also offer a large range of activities that help keep the seniors alert, improve physical strength and increase socialization skills. They range from simple arts and crafts to memory-enhancing games… Continue reading
Caring for an elderly parent in your own home can become overwhelming especially if he or she has health limitations or chronic illnesses. Besides finding appropriate medical care, the adult child also needs to find activities that not only nurture the parent’s body and mind, but a comfortable and safe environment to live in as well.
When a parent starts showing signs of a physical illness or disability, the entire family should make the decision whether he or she can continue to live alone, need an in-home caregiver or move where he or she can receive more appropriate care. Many… Continue reading
It’s no secret that finding the perfect gift for a senior citizen is a bit difficult, but shopping for a present for someone living in an elder care facility is a little more tedious. Individuals in long-term care facilities may not need much more than the everyday necessities. However, when it comes birthdays or Christmas presents, they deserve something a little extra special too.
Keep it simple. There’s no need to go overboard with the gifts you buy for an individual living in elder care facility. In many places, the seniors’ rooms remain unlocked, so you will want something that… Continue reading
Celebrating the holidays doesn’t mean giving up on old family traditions for those living in an Elder Care Facility. Christmas, Easter and even birthdays can still be joyous times for the entire family as long as memories are made. This guide offers suggestions on how to make the most of family celebrations regardless of where they are held.
Celebrating Birthdays in an Elder Care Facility
Many elder care facilities typically hold birthday parties once a month for all the residents who were born during that month. They are held in a common area with cake and coffee… Continue reading
When a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is no longer able to live independently or with the help of an in-home caregiver, there are special senior housing facilities that can accommodate his or her needs. Dedicated memory care communities or conventional assisted living facilities with Alzheimer’s special care units offer more comprehensive care than traditional types of elder care.
About Alzheimer’s Care Facilities
While placement within a regular assisted living residence is possible, especially for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, this arrangement is typically only a short-term answer. Since Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related memory impairments… Continue reading