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When should I be concerned about my elderly parent?
When you visit your parents, start paying close attention and looking around. What is the condition of the house? What is their physical appearance? Are they having trouble navigating around the house? Have they lost weight without trying? All of these and other things are “red flags” – signs and/or symptoms – that further investigation is needed.
How does living alone affect the elderly?
Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even death.
What are the different options for senior living?
There are 7 identified options:
Aging in Place
The Village concept
Residential care home
Continuing Care Retirement Community
Assisted living community
- Small residential assisted living homes
- Large institutional assisted living facilities
Nursing home / skilled nursing facility
How do I evaluate an assisted living community?
There are a number of steps you can take to evaluate an assisted living facility and choose the one that is right for you or your loved on
How to tell an elderly parent they are moving?
While assisted living can help extend a senior’s life, talking to a parent about assisted living can be touch. For they see moving as a permanent blow to their independence. Unfortunately, many families postpone the conversation for too long. Learn more …
What do I do when my elderly parent refuses to move?
Be persistent about moving without being obnoxious. It’s not helpful if you continually argue with your parent about the subject. For 12 strategies to use if your elderly parent refuses to move …