When the time comes to find an in-home care provider, it may be hard figuring out where to begin the search. There are many qualified caregivers out there, but what providers will best meet your loved ones needs? To help ease the process of finding an in-home care provider, use the following tips:
As a psychologist, I’ve talked with hundreds of residents as they transition to living in a Skilled Nursing Care center. In the privacy of a psychotherapy session, new residents will frequently share with me things they haven’t mentioned to their families, often because they don’t quite know what to say or how to say it.
Moving to an assisted living or a skilled nursing facility can be challenging for both you and your loved one. To help make the transition less stressful, it’s often suggested that family members work with staff to ensure their loved one’s needs are being met. Here are some ways to become a valuable player on the nursing home team:
During the busy holiday season, family caregivers for older relatives often need extra support. Respite care, a type of professional long-term care, is an option for a family caregiver who needs to step away from care responsibilities for a short period of time – to run errands or go on a trip, for example.
Skilled nursing facilities – what many people call “nursing homes” – are making changes. The way care is delivered is evolving. Instead of following one schedule, patients now have more options than ever before when it comes to meals, activities and the types of care they receive. Today, long-term care is about person-centered care – the idea that the individual receiving care is at the focal point of every decision made about his or her care.