Assisted Living Today Blog

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. […]

Seniors in Assisted Living Facilities Could Be Evicted when Funds Dry Up

Budget talks are consuming. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or where you live, financial uncertainty will affect you one way or another, this includes patients in assisted living facilities. As states prepare for the 2012 fiscal year to begin, many have made budgetary changes to their Medicaid program.  Some of which […]

Hospice & Assisted Living – Hospice Care Combined with Assisted Living

It has long been thought that when a resident at an assisted living facility is declining in health, the only option is to give up their “home” and enter a nursing home.  But, this isn’t necessarily the case.  For many terminal patients their final wish is to die at home, and for many home is […]

The Best Blogs for Seniors – Best Senior Living and Elderly Care Blogs

When seeking advice about senior care, assisted living, healthcare or caregiving, the web is full of information.  Many sites are designed by professional experts and those who are experts of circumstance.  These blogs span the realm of senior oriented material, from the tech savvy senior to the caregiver raising their children while caring for their […]

Dealing with Early On-Set Dementia – An Interview with Holly Eburne

Holly Eburne is a life energy coach who has a background in physical therapy, and also has personal experience with early on-set dementia as her husband was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia at the age of 57. Holly was kind enough to share some of her personal experiences along with practical advice for caregivers in the interview […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Home Health Aide

Yesterday we posted three disadvantages to in-home senior care, but as we noted in the post: there are many instances when in-home care is indeed the best choice. Everyone wants to do what’s best for their aging parents, but it can be hard to know when it is time to hire some extra help. Home […]

3 Disadvantages to In-Home Senior Care Services

For many senior citizens, the emerging opportunities to receive in-home care as they age are welcomed. Many seniors fear being placed in nursing homes after reaching a point where they can no longer live independently, and they view in-home care as a better option than nursing homes or hospitals. And while senior home care services […]

Senior Care Spotlight: Robert Weathers, Senior Care Author

Roberta Weathers is an author and self-proclaimed perpetual blogger. She has worked with the seniors for more that twenty years in different capacities: first as a nursing assistant then as a home health aide and also as a Social Services Director in a long-term care facility. Roberta writes about subjects that are near and dear […]