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Arizona Senior Housing: Care Options for Seniors Who Can No Longer Live Alone


The following are a few of the care options available for seniors who can no longer live on their own and require assistance with their Activities of Daily Living (ADL), or require skilled nursing care. Every state is a little different in terms of availability and cost, state regulations, and the specific names used for each care option:Assisted Living Home- A facility consisting of 10 or fewer residents in a private home setting located in residential neighborhoods.

Advocate For Senior Citizens - Protecting Against Abuse and Fraud


Ruth is 87 years old this year and has been living alone since 1997. She is in good health, however the daily chores around the home became increasingly difficult.

What About Tennesse Dept. of Human Services Abuse of the Elderly and Their Families?


PART I: Physical Abuse of the Elderly vs. Tennessee DHS Abuse of FamiliesDuring the week of October 26, 2003, newspapers across the state of Tennessee published an Associated Press story that featured the glaring news headline, "Reports of neglect and abuse of senior citizens up 40% in six years.

Marketing, Selling, and Serving the Older Adult, Senior Citizens, Family Caregivers


Are your clients pleased by the fine quality service that you provide? Validating your clients' endorsement of you through Certification as a Senior Approved Service will increase your client base. Senior Approved Certification leads a family towards a service like yours side stepping the possibility of connecting with a less than desirable service.

Stairlifts - Take the Struggle Out of Climbing the Stairs


Buying a stairlift can have huge benefits for your quality of life, giving you back some freedom and independence. Stairlifts can be adapted to your individual needs, so no matter what your requirements are, there'll be one to suit you.

Helping Caregivers Get Comfortable Asking For Help


Becoming a care giver might not have been a conscious decision on your part. It may have arrived quietly and unnoticed because you are the adult child of your elderly parents who now require care or you may have a special needs child that exacts your constant attention or a friend or spouse has become very ill and needs your support.

Caring for Aging Relatives


It happens somewhat slowly in the beginning, maybe with a small cough that gets worse as time goes on. It might simply begin with absent mindedness which is totally out of character, followed by total memory lapses.

Long Term-Care; 70 Million Americans Will Be Over 65 by 2003


We will all grow old; this is a given. We will all have health issues as we grow older, this also is a given.

Honey, Where Are The Car Keys?


Q: My mother is always losing, hiding and hoarding things, I am losing my mind! What can I do to get her to stop?A: This is a great question and I have a lot of material to work with.My grand mother had made me the most beautiful doilies.

Long Term In-home Care Options


Are you worried that you may lose all your life's earnings and nest egg due to the rising costs of in-home long term care? As you get older do you have the necessary finances to protect yourself from going broke while slightly incapacitated? Many seniors are worried about are worried about the costs of long-term health care.Are you worried that if something happens to you, that you may run out of money and burn thru their reserves and all your nest egg.

Paying For Elder Care Just Got Easier


It's not a surprise that thousands of families across the nation are facing the challlenges of an aging population. The "sandwich" generation, those who are caring for their children as well as their parents, have been feeling the financial pinch of caring for loved ones.

Local Businesses Serving Seniors Prove Commitment to Quality Care


Good news! You no longer have to risk chance when it comes to selecting a reputable elder care service for yourself or for a loved one. Senior Approved Services has certified a select number of businesses in our area serving the elderly and disabled populations.

The Right Wheelchair Accessories Will Ease Your Life and Your Journeys on Wheels


Wheelchairs come in every shape and size with sufficient options that you can find the wheels you like to take you where you want to go with the assistance you need. To enhance the comfort and convenience of your journey, choose accessories tailored to provide the best support for your activities and your health concerns.

As the Baby Boomers Age


Many employees today are calling in sick - not to care for themselves or their children, but to care for their aging parents. Baby boomers are rapidly moving into the role of caregivers for their parents, but with a few extra challenges due to the changing face of our workforce.

The Best Investment You Can Make Right Now: Long Term Care Insurance


Don't think you need it? Consider this: a full 50% of Americans over the age of 50 will need long term care at some point in their lives. The average cost of nursing facility care (or home health care assistance) is $61,000 per year, and the average stay in a long term care facility is 2 years.

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What Do You Do When a Relative Dies and Leaves Behind a Ton of Debt?
We've all heard the only two things guaranteed in life; Death and Taxes. Well, maybe we can add Debt to that list; Debt, Death, and Taxes or DDT for short? "DDT - is it really that bad," you ask. It can be. Did you know that most folks who pass on to a better place leave debt behind? It's true. What's that old adage; "you can't take it with you!" That makes sense, right? You can't take your assets, and thus, you can't take your debts either. So what happens to all this debt that's left here on Earth? Well, that turns out to be a really interesting topic. So, let's discuss this, shall we?
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I am currently looking after and caring for a 99 year-old, whilst shielding from this frightful virus. I must say the combination makes it the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I have survived 3 marriages and their traumas. I have brought up a family single-handed without maintenance and support. Survived injury and fractures and life's ups and downs, but this is something else.
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Caring for a Relative and the Caronavirus
Taking your elderly relative under your wing and into your home can be much harder than you imagined; so give it much serious thought before you embark on this mammoth task. It sounds easy enough, just a little extra food to prepare and your loved one will fit into your schedule. Don't be fooled. Elderly people can be so dismayed at losing their independence they may think they can rule the household and dictate what goes on and when.
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The Royal Commission Into Aged Care And The Failure of The System
The Liberal and National Parties (LNP) form the coalition government in Australia and they are the worst ever when it comes to dealing with the most vulnerable. The tragedy of what is happening to older people as a result of them squeezing every dollar out of the system is a crime against humanity. Sitting in on the hearings at the Royal Commission was anything but pleasant as story after story of tragedy and death was highlighted by family members.
11/04/2019 10:09 AM
What's Wrong With Old People?
No one wants to admit to getting old, but it happens to everyone. Now in my senior years I can speak out on what it is about older folk that is so off-putting to those younger. This debate gained news worthiness in Australia because of a Royal Commission into Aged Care recently.
07/18/2019 11:29 AM
Senior Residential Living: A New Age Abode for Elders
Over the years, senior citizen living has changed tremendously and that's a piece of good news. Earlier, senior citizens did not have many options. However, in the current scenario, there are abundant assisted living options for senior citizens.
12/17/2018 11:33 AM
Thanks To Affordable and Reliable In-Home Caregiver Service Plus Technology Life Is Much Brighter
It's often a tough choice for families to make when helping an elderly family member. You'd sure feel guilty if you made the wrong decision and you'd never want anyone making the wrong decision for you, if you were the one needing care. So when it comes to facility care or in-home care, the choice must be made with compassion, it must come from the heart - what's best, and if it were me, what would I want?
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Use Caution With Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) in Living Wills
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07/22/2018 10:44 AM
Five Things You Should Know About Home Healthcare
As the population of the United States gets older, and medical science makes it so as to have people live longer, healthcare will be the most important thing being discussed in the U.S. for years to come. Perhaps the biggest offshoot of general healthcare is home healthcare. Over the years, the desire for patients to maintain as much of an independent home life as possible while receiving care has become a necessary part of the treatment conversation with little sign of slowing down.
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How to Determine If The Right Option For Your Family Is A Home Caregiver For A Senior
One of the hardest things you will have to deal with in life is seeing the strongest member of your family age. Over time, they'll lose the ability to do things the way they used to, and when things just get to be too hard for them, a decision has to be made on whether a home caregiver for a senior should be brought in to give a helping hand.
07/17/2018 08:25 AM
Apps for Taking Care of The Elderly! Caregiving Is A Lot Easier Now
By far, all of us have realised the relevance of smartphones in our day-to-day activities. With people's growing dependence on apps or the services provided by them, today, services for baby care and elderly care are too available via apps. Adhering to this, article points how taking care of elder family members have become much easier with caregiving apps.
06/11/2018 11:03 AM
Care for a Parent
We all want the best for our parents. At times we just need a little trusted assistance and sometimes relief. Guess what, it's ok!
05/24/2018 08:31 AM
How To Find The Best Home Caregiver For A Senior
About ten years ago, I attended my grandmother's funeral, and while that was a sad event, the one thing that stood out the most from that time was how much my mother talked about the number of caregivers they went through before my grandmother passed. I've tried not to think about that too much, but the reality is that both of my parents are getting on in years. Both my brother & I will need to think about finding a home caregiver for all senior needs in the next few years.
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When Alzheimer's Home Care Is The Best Choice For Your Family
A few years ago, a friend of mine went through the loss of his mother due to Alzheimer's Disease. I remember speaking to him after the funeral, and he made a point to mention that while the passing of his mother was the hardest thing he'd ever faced, he was glad his mother had truly outstanding Alzheimer's home care in the months leading to her death. All I could do was smile weakly and give him a hug. Later, though, I really started thinking about what he had said.
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04/21/2018 09:17 PM
Preventing Elder Abuse
The abuse of elders is becoming a huge problem for us in the western world. There is so much abuse out there and it is everyone's business to eradicate it altogether if possible. Every week or two in the news, we seem to learn that one or two staff in a retirement facility were abusing one or more elders who live in the residence. This behaviour is unacceptable on all levels. But it continues to appal us day after day and week after week. Is there anything that can we can do about it? The short answer is yes! In this article, I will outline a few simple concrete steps that anyone could take to ensure that their loved ones and are protected.
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I'll have to take care of dad, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week with no help. I don't know if I can handle it. Feed him, bathe him, make sure he takes his medicine, take him to his doctor appointments, and to complicate matters, I can't leave him home alone. It's like taking care of an infant once again, all by myself.
02/28/2018 10:50 AM
Why a Patient Advocate Is a Good Idea
Patients need proper care and protection and a patient advocate should be a first line of defense. A patient advocate is someone who advocates on behalf of a patient who; for the most part, is unable to fend for themselves or stand up for themselves (as the need arises) to ensure their needs are being met when in a hospital setting, care facility or nursing home. So what does a patient advocate do?
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Medical Assistance for the Elderly
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The Future Is Now for Autistic Adults
Housing for autistic adults is a serious problem that needs our immediate attention. Attempting to place adults on the spectrum with sensory and communication challenges in a general residential setting for seniors simply doesn't work. There are community based residential models for autistic adults who are doing an admirable job in addressing living and employment shortfalls. However, for the most part, these programs are not duplicable and lack the resources to sufficiently meet the housing needs of the growing adult autism population.
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The Best Home Care For Seniors
Seniors deserve the best care in their golden years, and therefore all family members are responsible for ensuring that these seniors get quality care in their absence. Whenever a person is unable to live by themselves and no one can be there to take care of them then, a home care facility is necessary. Only the facility can be trusted to give this kind of attention that is reassuring and beneficial to the old folks.
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The Slow Walk to Heaven - Battling Alzheimer's
It's never easy letting go of our loved ones, even when they have been struggling for years with a debilitating condition-even if we say it was a "blessing" it is still never easy saying goodbye. Marilyn, my mother-in-law, was only seventy-five, but she'd had Alzheimer's for almost three years now, and it progressed very rapidly. I'm told that one in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's dementia.
08/17/2017 03:13 PM
Remember Who I Am
None of us wants to place their parent in a nursing home. It is a decision my family struggled with but found necessary for our mom. One day as I was walking into the facility dining room, I observed an interaction between my mom and the staff. No one knew I was watching. My mom, a very dignified woman, spilled her juice and was desperately trying to get someone's attention to help her. They basically ignored her waves and voice and no one helped her. It broke my heart. After our visit, I went home and wrote this piece which I posted near her bed as a reminder for the staff.
08/07/2017 11:17 PM
Communicating With Your Siblings About Money and Aging Parents
Many adult children are called upon to help their aging parents as life changes set in, yet only 65 percent of siblings report talking about money with one another, according to research by Ameriprise Financial. While only 15 percent of siblings have conflicts over money, when siblings do spar over finances, it's usually about their parents' situation. Learn how to communicate effectively to better help your parents through this process.
08/05/2017 10:23 AM
Care for The Elderly in Their Own Home
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07/17/2017 12:03 PM
How To Spend This Summer With Your Elderly Parents
Summer is on its way and often we will visit with family and friends and more than likely we may spend time with our elderly parents. We may not see our parents on a daily basis so small and slight changes that we may have missed maybe more noticeable. These changes could be in their personality or appearance, the tidiness or cleanliness of the house isn't as it used to be, there may be out of date food in the fridge or cupboards if this happens to you what you should do to approach this.
06/20/2017 09:00 AM
7 Ways Caregivers Can Take Care Of Themselves
Because of the rise in cases of Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia, the number of caregivers continues to increase in the United States. Unfortunately, caregivers tend to forget about taking care of themselves. Here are 7 tips that will help caregivers cope with the physical and emotional stress from caregiving.
06/06/2017 03:02 PM
Caregivers Confusion: Explaining "In Home Care" to Caregivers
Your skill and understanding as a caregiver is vital to the health and maintenance of countless people struggling to maintain meaningful lives in our communities. Our population is aging. The number of individuals in need increases year to year. Persons in need rarely fit neatly within the client profile of any one state or local agency. Instead, most individuals find themselves receiving services from many agencies and, quite often, the services or eligibility requirement of one may preclude services from another. Now, more than ever, human service systems need non-traditional approaches in order to effectively coordinate services among disparate providers and to deliver services to individuals who live in our communities.
06/01/2017 09:54 AM
Important Types Of Senior Citizen Homes You Need To Know
Homes in cities are fit for convenient living of a 4-member family. In such situations, sometimes it becomes difficult to keep the old parents together. Moreover, job constraints do not allow the young ones to pay dedicated attention to the healthcare needs of elder members of the family. There are senior citizen homes available that help address such situations better.
05/06/2017 01:56 PM
Too Many Birthdays?
My dad used to describe the experience of aging as "too many birthdays." But I have welcomed the bonus of living longer. I have had the privilege of watching my kids grow into adults, experiencing the joy of having grandkids and also learning more about life and love.Bring on the birthdays.
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Electric Mobility Scooters Present A Viable Solution To Physical Challenges
Electric mobility scooters can provide the elderly, disabled, and seriously ill freedom of movement. Mobility is a critical to just about every aspect of everyday living. Having some freedom of movement enhances a person's capability to learn, earn a living and interact with friends, family and community.
04/27/2017 11:39 AM
What Makes Care Giving Rewarding
This article addresses the benefits of caring for loved ones or nurturing patients in various settings. It defines the calling or desire to serve others, and the fulfillment of working with others. Because caregivers believe one touch transforms and impacts the world for years to come. The reward of care giving is to touch lives wherever they go; the patients, their families, or strangers.
04/21/2017 11:35 AM
Caregivers Myths: 5 "Do Not Make" Assumptions by Caregivers
Care giving, Care management, Care coordination is full of "Myths" and Old Wives Tales". There is typically no road map or "caution" sign to give you a detour around some of the most common misconceptions of care. This is due partially, to the unique quality of each individual case. It is also due to the lack of communication and collaboration in the industry as a whole. This article will establish some foundational tenets to which each caregiver should subscribe.
04/18/2017 10:37 AM
Winter Fall Prevention
Not every winter is the same, but you can bet if you live in a norther state, there will almost certainly be snow and ice. Freezing temperatures make walkways outside slick and increase your chance of a fall. When you're young, you can get up and brush it off, but as we age, we have to prepare ourselves against falls more, as a fall when we're older can lead to bone fractures, displacement, and other lasting health problems.
03/29/2017 03:09 PM
How to Choose The Right Caregiver for Seniors
There comes a point in life for most of the families when they have to deal with the dilemma of how to provide the best care to their senior. It is difficult to look after for an aging loved one, especially when you have a hectic schedule.
03/27/2017 03:57 PM
Choosing the Right Walking Equipment for You
Every Body is different. Some are short, some are tall, and some need assistance walking. What kind of assistance you need depends on a lot of factors, such as how your balance is, what kind of joint problems or illness you have (such as arthritis) that affect your ability to walk, and how many legs you can stand on.
03/16/2017 08:59 AM
Getting the Temporary Stairlift You Need
A curved stairlift rental may be the ideal solution for your current situation, If you or someone in your household could benefit from such assistance, it can make a difference in terms of safety and mobility. Yet you may foresee the need to be only short term. Why buy such equipment if you know the long-term need isn't going to be there?
03/16/2017 08:59 AM
Hire a Professional to Take Out a Stairlift
Stairlift removal is a job best left to the professionals. Don't be tempted to take on the task on your own. There is more to it than you may realise, and the experts make it look very simple.
03/16/2017 08:58 AM
You Can Get a Stairlift With Limited Space
You may not realise there are stairlifts for narrow stairs, but the right information can help you get a design that works well for you. The layout of your home may have you thinking you can't get such a product in place correctly. Leave that to the experts as they have the ability to determine the right design for a given space.
03/16/2017 08:58 AM
Pay for a Stairlift Only As Long As You Need It
You don't have to struggle getting up and down the stairs when you have a concern that affects you for a period of time. There are stairlifts to rent which enable you to get around easier. They reduce the risk of a fall and they help you to follow the doctor's orders for recovery.
03/05/2017 01:27 PM
Warning: Your Home Can Be Your Place of Doom
When you think of home, what comes to mind is a place of rest, comfort, peace, serenity, and joy. Is it? But do you know that your home may have more than a dozen hidden hazards that can turn it into a place of doom at the blink of an eye?
02/24/2017 02:40 PM
Senior Security In The Home
As seniors age and continue to live alone, their well being and safety is a big concern. Here are some ways to secure senior homes against intruders and thieves.
02/14/2017 09:04 AM
Renting a Stairlift Is a Possible Solution
You don't have to buy one, you can look for stair lifts for hire. There are many benefits of doing so. You may need one for a short-term issue or due to someone staying with you for a period of time.
02/14/2017 09:04 AM
Keep Your Stairlift Fully Functional
Routine stairlift maintenance is essential if you would like it to work like it should and last a long time. Taking care of the routine elements can prevent serious problems from developing that you have to pay for. Such repairs can be expensive and sometimes, you may need a brand new motor or other replacement item.
02/14/2017 09:03 AM
Save Money, But Get a Great Product
The financial burden shouldn't stop you from getting the help you need up and down the stairs. If you take risks, there is the chance of a fall occurring. There is the risk of serious medical problems and also high medical bills.
02/14/2017 08:56 AM
Taking Down a Stairlift
Stairlift removal should be left to the experts so they can do it the right way. The wrong steps involved can result in damages to the product and damages to your walls it was attached to. The goal should be to remove it safely and securely without any damages in the process.
02/08/2017 03:45 PM
Supporting Aging Parents With Their Finances
Keeping track of finances takes time, attention and energy at any age. In the case of older adults, health challenges such as memory loss can make it difficult to manage their financial obligations as well as they did in the past. If you're the son or daughter of aging parents, here are a few items to keep in mind that can help protect your parents from financial missteps as they grow older.


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