This could depend on a variety of things. Your loved one can be unable to manage routine tasks and can be at great risk when left alone. For personal reasons, you may not be capable to give a higher level of care for this person. Should you feel overly stressed or physically cannot continue with the demands for caregiving, you might want to find information from a doctor or other health experts in your community.
There are many types of elderly care available today, including:
1. Assisted Living – a care facility that helps the elderly with their immediate needs, including food, wash, and other living necessities to further their quality of lifetime. Medicaid may not pay for assisted living. Be certain to question the costs, and just how the facility prefers to be paid. Most facilities are private pay, which just means, either you as the caregiver, or the elderly person, need to pay, on a monthly basis.
2. Skilled Nursing Facilities – Skilled nursing facilities offer 24-hour healthcare care in a… Continue reading
Most caregivers tend to turn to family, friends, neighbors, and other caregivers. Sometimes, a community may provide support services. Churches and some other religious groups may offer assistance as well. Family is another good resource to offer assistance. Volunteers provide support too. If you find yourself a bit overwhelmed serving as a caregiver, be certain to seek help from others.
|Memory loss that disrupts daily life|
|One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own.
What’s a typical age-related change? Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.
|Challenges in planning or solving problems|
|Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers.… Continue reading|
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