Tag: #CaringforMom


26

Oct 2018

How Caregiving Affects Your Family

When you start caring for an elderly loved one, you start to wonder how it’ll affect your family dynamic. Caregiving will affect every aspect of your life. The whole family will feel it. Learning to balance it all can be difficult, but you can do it! Depending on the level of care your parent needs, will indicate the level of physical involvement you will have...

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12

Oct 2018

7 Hobbies for Seniors

  It is always important to nurture hobbies and social relationships, so that shouldn’t stop as you age. It becomes harder for senior’s and the elderly to continue to do the same hobbies they have loved. Spending time doing hobbies you love and being social can, among many other things, improve cognitive function and keep your emotional health stable. : Crafting: Knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking...

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20

Jul 2018

Ways To Pay for Elder Care

For many of our seniors, social security retirement won’t be enough to pay for living expenses after they retire. While this might seem frustrating, there are many options to help pay for senior living expenses. What are my options? First of all, Idaho is among the least expensive states for senior care, with in-home care averaging $20.75 an hour across the state. While full-time care...

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13

Jul 2018

Nursing Homes, Assisted and Independent Living – What are the differences?

When it comes to caring for our elderly parents, which is better, nursing homes, assisted living, or independent living? With so many different options, finding the best solution is only a matter of time. Nursing Home,  Assisted or Independent Living Differences There are several key differences between nursing homes, assisted living and independent living. The biggest are listed below Meals Independent living, in most cases,...

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06

Jul 2018

Can Your Aging Parent Afford to Live Near You?

Idaho ranks among the cheapest for independent/assisted living, depending on how much retirement income your Mom or Dad has can factor into many decisions.  It is essential to know Idaho is one of thirty states that have laws that could require you to take on financial responsibility for your parents. While that can be scary to think about, being well prepared will make things easier....

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15

Jun 2018

Helpful Non-Medical Equipment for Mom

When it comes to items that can help Mom around the house, the first things that come to mind are medical equipment, kitchen gadgets that make things a little easier, items to help with balance issues, or even items to keep Mom safe in the bathroom. But what about just everyday general items that would make life just that much easier? Technology As technology is...

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11

May 2018

5 Ways to Help Your Elderly Mom with Personal Hygiene

Sometimes in the still of the night, when peace and calm surround you, your mind wanders to the past when your mom took great care and pride in how she presented herself to others. She always looked well dressed and took great care of her personal hygiene. Now things have significantly changed, she is consistently letting her daily care habits slip away. It seems like...

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04

May 2018

5 Top Tips for Teaching the Elderly

As we age, our senses, such as hearing, seeing, and touch are not as keen as they used to be. To help your mom understand new routines, medications, or daily care needs you may need to change your teaching methods. Here are five areas that most often need adjusting: Hearing issues~ by talking slowly and keeping your voice at the same volume, you will be...

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27

Apr 2018

5 Things Aging Parents Want Us to Remember When Caring for Them

Sometimes when you care for your aging parent, you can get stuck in a rut, get frustrated, lose your patience or forget they have feelings and needs just like you. Here are some things that our aging parents want us to keep in mind when we are caring for them: They want to be involved in your life Sharing your children’s everyday milestones, your triumphs and...

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13

Apr 2018

5 Difficult Discussions You Should Have With Your Aging Mother

Your mom’s memory is starting to slip. It’s heartbreaking! There are so many things you don’t know about your mom’s health care, last wishes, and personal needs. What subjects do you need to discuss first? Here are some topics to talk about: Future living arrangements Allow outside help? In-home care service? Do they prefer a male or female caregiver? Estate planning Do they have a...

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