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Jewish Assisted Living Facilities and Elder Care Homes

Assisted living is often the perfect answer for any senior who wants to stay active and continue enjoying life. It might take some time to find the best assisted living facility because there are so many different options to choose from but it is worth taking the time to make this important decision. Often family […]

Catholic Assisted Living Facilities and Elder Care Homes

Catholic assisted living facilities are found in most communities and in every state. A Catholic assisted living facility is an option that will seem just like home. The Catholic religion provides various opportunities for worship. If an individual is active in religious studies and participates in worship services, they will want to make certain that […]

Avoiding Hip Fracture: 8 Tips that Could Save Your Life

Hip fractures in the elderly are more than a painful nuisance; they can lead to life threatening conditions. Below are 8 tips to help you avoid injury. Take Simple Steps to Prevent Falls at Home One of the easiest ways to prevent hip fractures in the elderly is to closely evaluate the safety of your […]

10 Tips for Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility

The desire of an elderly person to stay in their own home must be weighed against the type of care they require. A time may come when your parent or grandparent will have to be placed in a skilled nursing facility. Otherwise known as nursing homes and convalescent homes, these facilities are able to provide […]

5 Ways to Help Prevent the Spread of Pneumonia in Nursing Homes

Infectious pneumonia strikes up to 3 million people per year in the United States alone. 40,000 to 70,000 of those cases are fatal. Sadly, pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death among elderly patients in nursing homes. Pneumonia in Elderly People Pneumonia in elderly patients often begins as viral pneumonia, which is less […]

5 Things Caregivers Must Know About Elder Care Law

Caring for the elderly is a difficult task. It is physically demanding and emotionally challenging. The closer you are to the elderly person, the more difficult you may find the job. It’s hard watching someone who used to take care of you wither and slide as age and disease begin to take their toll. Hiring […]

Senior Care Spotlight: Alzheimer’s and Dementias by Terry Townsend

Today’s senior care spotlight is a Website that was created to provide as much information and help as possible to those with a degenerative mind disease of any kind and to make available Terry Townsend’s book titled “Living Alone With Dementia/Alzheimer’s” (How to Keep Your Loved One in Their home as Long as Possible). In […]

5 Key Benefits of Assisted vs. Unassisted Senior Home Living

Continued growth in the elderly population, and the chronic diseases strongly associated with aging, is an inevitable byproduct of modern healthcare systems. The conventional choice for long-term care of the elderly, especially those experiencing a loss of self-efficacy due to disease, has been the nursing home. These facilities carry a lot of stigma though, both […]

Elder Care Law Interview – Matt Parker on Elderly Law & Senior Legal Issues

In the interview below Matt Parker of Marshall, Parker & Associates LLC. You can find a collection of useful links and resources related to elderly care law on the Marshall Parker and Associates site, and Matt shares a ton of helpful information on elderly care legal issues in the interview below. You can play the […]

3 Simple Ways to Prevent a UTI in Elderly Women

Urinary tract infections, or UTI’s, are more than a painful medical condition. Left untreated, these infections can spread through the body. The leading cause of sepsis, an undiagnosed and untreated UTI can ultimately result in death. For caregivers of elderly patients, learning how to recognize a UTI can be tricky as the symptoms are varied. […]