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As seniors age, they may be more susceptible to illness and injury. Sometimes they may get better with a short hospital stay and outpatient care, but sometimes more intensive therapy may be needed after they leave the hospital. They may need Skilled Rehab/Skilled Nursing services. Sometimes seniors will be sent to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) to recover and receive necessary therapies on an inpatient basis. Unfortunately, this can be very costly and many families are not prepared to cover the cost, as the need for skilled nursing care is often unexpected. Medicare does pay for SNF, but there are several conditions that need to be met for the patient to be eligible for these services.
Wandering is one of the behaviors that you can expect from a senior who suffers from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. There are many ways that you can help a senior who is prone to wandering as well as to stop the wandering behavior when you feel it's dangerous.
Sometimes, seniors get very set in their ways as they get older. So they might want to get a pet but they might also be very resistant to the idea. They may get anxious and worried about taking care of the pet. Little things such as the pet’s grooming or taking the pet to the vet might stress them out.
It seems as if summer is so short and suddenly it's back-to-school! Time to get ready for school to begin in late summer or fall, and your list of things to do has doubled. If you are taking care of a senior at home, getting your kids ready for school can completely upset your routine. Being part of the sandwich generation, sandwiched between caring for an elderly relative and your children, can be overwhelming. To help you cope with a busy schedule, here are some back-to-school tips for stay-at-home caregivers.
Virtual reality, or VR, is a computer technology that uses headsets to project visual images that make it seem as if the wearer is actually there in person. This relatively new technology opens the world to aging seniors and people with limited mobility.
If you have entered the golden years, you are likely feeling the dreaded effects of memory loss. While it can be quite frustrating to you and people around you, there is one 'person' that will never get annoyed with you. She's Alexa, the voice-activated personal assistant from Amazon. Here are some of the features that many seniors are already benefiting from.