Whether one party is still independent or both individuals need to look into senior living, the process of going through this transition is better when you go through it together. There are a variety of options available for couples in need of assistance for one or both of the seniors.
Making the decision to place a senior into assisted living, memory care, home care, or post-acute care can be a huge decision for all parties involved, including the family members. With that, comes a huge importance to include the family members in our discovery process to assist us in finding out more information about their loved ones.
The realization as a family caregiver that you need more assistance for your loved one can be tough. However, making sure that you are vigilant and prepared with questions during a tour of the residence can help ease your trepidation.
As we move into the holiday season, families and friends come together for holiday events and gatherings to savor these wonderful moments. For seniors, aging can bring many changes to their personalities and behaviors, making their experience of the holidays far from enjoyable.
Too many caregivers try to take everything upon themselves and don’t let others help when they offer. This is very common in caregivers and those who do this often experience what is called Caregiver Stress Syndrome.