Should I Use In-Home Care or Assisted Living for My Senior Parents?

With the aging population, many of us are having to face choices about the care of our parents when the time comes. A number of older adults don’t need skilled nursing care such as is provided in a traditional nursing facility, but they could use a little extra help with day-to-day living. Fortunately, there are other options for care. First, let’s look at the difference between in-home care and assisted living so that you can make an informed decision about what is right for your loved one. Assisted Living is a good choice for individuals who need minimal care on [...]

2020-04-14T16:29:34-07:00October 16th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

In-Home Care for Stroke Survivors

A stroke can be a life changing event both for the one who suffers the stroke, and for their families. Strokes can mean physical and cognitive impairment. Full recovery takes time and perseverance. For this reason, families often opt to care for their loved ones at home. Rehabilitation therapy usually starts as soon as the patient’s condition is stable. When it’s time for the patient to be discharged, a plan for continuing rehabilitation and care will be worked out by a hospital social worker. When a stroke survivor is home, in-home caregiving services are sometimes needed to assist with the [...]

2020-04-14T16:32:45-07:00September 8th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

How Respite Care Saved Me

We've talked about the importance of respite care but hearing someone recount their own experience can drive the point home even more. Here is a story that was shared with A Peaceful Way Home Care: My mother is bipolar. As a child, I didn't understand why other families were different from ours. When I was nine years old, my mother moved herself, me, and my severely autistic brother in with her parents 'temporarily.' It ended up being a permanent arrangement. My grandparents filled a role that my mother was unable to fill. They helped raise us. When I married, I [...]

2020-04-14T16:40:47-07:00February 5th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

The Importance of Respite Care

You love the one you’re caring for. You put their needs ahead of your own. Sometimes it’s hard to admit that you need help or simply a break. The toll that caregiving takes isn’t just physical. Caregivers can also find themselves dealing with exhaustion, isolation, stress, and depression as well. As a matter of fact, the Family Caregiver Alliance and AARP noted that from 40 to 70 percent of caregivers exhibit signs of depression. As a caregiver, you need to recognize that your physical and mental well-being is important too. Taking a break from your caregiving duties can help you [...]

2020-04-14T16:42:30-07:00December 4th, 2017|Articles, Senior Care|
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