Supporting A Spouse During An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis? What Should You Know?

If your spouse or partner has recently been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's Disease (AD), you may be at a loss as far as what to expect from his or her mental state over the coming months -- as well as what you'll need to do to provide assistance. How can you help your spouse with his or her changing needs during this time? Read on to learn more about being a care partner during these early stages of memory loss, as well as what you may want to do to prepare for when your spouse needs additional care down the line. Read More 

5 Things To Pack For A Loved One Going To Short Term Rehabilitation

If you have a loved one who was recently injured or suffered a medical episode, their doctor may suggest that they enroll immediately in a short term rehabilitation center, such as The Village At Morrisons Cove, after they are discharged from the hospital. While some patients may have a few days at home before they are accepted at a rehabilitation center, patients who require 24-hour medical supervision will often go directly from the hospital to the rehabilitation center without stopping at home. Read More 

Why A Snoezelen Room Is An Important Feature At A Memory Care Facility

Becoming forgetful is a normal part of life as people age, but losing the ability to remember anything is typically a result of dementia or Alzheimer's. If your parent is beginning to demonstrate signs of one of these conditions, you may want to start looking into a facility that specializes in memory care services. As you look for a facility, you may want to find one that offers a Snoezelen Room. Read More 

3 Benefits That You Didn’t Know Medicaid Offered

If you have an elderly parent or relative that is low-income and suffers from a chronic condition or is in need of long-term care, they may qualify for assistance under Medicaid, the federal and state program that provides health coverage for low-income individuals and families. But, often, families hesitate to apply for Medicaid benefits even if they believe they would qualify. Health insurance can be confusing and complex, and some people worry that applying for and using Medicaid will only make the already complicated task of caring for an elderly family member even more difficult, or they worry that Medicaid will limit their choices and force them to put their elderly loved one in a nursing home. Read More 

5 Important Assisted Living Facility Safety Features That Are Commonly Overlooked

As you plan to tour the assisted living facilities in your area, you're likely already thinking about the safety features you'll look for during the visit. While alarms to prevent wandering and window locks are certainly important, there are other less noticeable safety features that are all too often overlooked by potential residents and their caretakers. Look for these five useful safety features on your tour to find a facility that cares about its residents. Read More