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Essential Qualifications to Work in a Nursing Home

It is a rare breed of person who is willing to devote a lifetime and a career to helping others, and for such individuals, working in a nursing home and providing care for elderly patients may offer just the challenges and rewards they seek. However, it's not like you can just walk in the door and ask for a job; there are certain qualifications that must be met if you want to realize your goals of... ❯❯❯

Alzheimer's and Elderly Care

Caring for those you love that are either elderly or in any stage of Alzheimer's can be a frightening and humbling experience. If your loved one needs help with senior care, elderly care, health assistance and Alzheimer's care it's important to make sure to do proper research. Leaving your loved one with someone who's not educated in the disease of Alzheimer's can be a big mistake. Below I'll be... ❯❯❯

Guide to Understanding Care Home Fees

More than 20,000 people in the UK are forced to sell their homes to meet the increasing cost of care homes. If you are concerned that you don’t understand care home fees or you feel you may not be able to meet the rising care costs you may want to consider the following points about the fees: - When looking at the cost of a care home, it is not only the type of home that determines the cost... ❯❯❯

New Test can Help Uncover Early Signs of Alzheimer's

One in eight senior Americans has Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the disease ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. For many Americans, it can be difficult trying to determine the difference between when a loved one is showing the early signs of Alzheimer’s or just having a forgetful moment typical of aging. Now a new test may... ❯❯❯

Making the Assisted Living Decision

Helping a parent, grandparent, or loved one choose a living option for their golden years can be an emotionally taxing decision. There are many factors to consider: how independent your loved one is, his or her mental and physical health, what is financially reasonable, and, most importantly, what your loved one feels is the best option. There are many options available, but many families find... ❯❯❯

Fitness for Seniors

Keeping fit is good for you, no matter what your age. Exercise protects you from chronic disease, regulates mood and improves overall health. For older people, it means that they are less injury prone, and symptoms from diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes can be minimised ( This doesn’t mean that granny has to take up Thai kickboxing, though, as even the gentlest... ❯❯❯

Is Your Home Liberating Or Limiting Your Freedom?

The vast majority of homes is not designed to accommodate people with disabilities and is especially unfriendly for individuals in wheelchairs. In fact, all it takes to realize the limited accessibility of houses nowadays is a quick look at the front door, which more often than not exclusively incorporates stairs. However, there are numerous ways you can change this. Remember the entryway with... ❯❯❯

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Placing our elderly loved ones in a nursing home facility is a painful and tough decision, so seeing them suffer at the hands of people they should be trusting to take care of them is very heartbreaking. Not only can nursing home abuse demoralize the elderly, but it can also cause unnecessary pain and suffering. To prevent this, you need to understand what nursing home abuse is and its signs. This... ❯❯❯

Maintain your mental health out in the open air

Growing older presents a number of different challenges: chronic pain, stress, illness, and major life changing events such as retirement and the loss of loved ones. Anxiety or apprehension about life-stage transitions can cause depression and result in additional negative factors such as a feeling of helplessness and even physical ailments. Recognizing both the causes and effects is an... ❯❯❯

The Best and Safest Exercises for Elderly People

Many people around the world always search for the best and safe ways to make their aging parents healthy and strong. It is obviously very tiring to image a caregiver’s role. It is bad to realize that the man who lifted you high in the air for fun is now the same who is struggling to just climb the first staircase and the woman who spent hours in the kitchen to cook all your favourite foods is... ❯❯❯