The term "sundowning" refers to a state of confusion near the end of the afternoon, typically starting around 4:00 pm and lasting into the night. Sundowning isn't a disease, but a symptom that often occurs in people with dementia, such as Alzheimer's Disease. The cause is still unknown.
Many residents or their family members fail to take advantage of the tax breaks they can get from assisted living. As long as a resident or family member can meet the threshold of medical expenses to utilize the deduction, almost every expense in an assisted living facility can be tax deductible.
A joint statement from The American Stroke Association and The American Heart Association suggests that high blood pressure is related to not only heart disease, but dementia risk as well.
Respite Care is a misunderstood and often misused term in health care. Many people believe that it involves a temporary rest or period of care for an elderly person. Actually, it is all about relief for the caregivers of the elderly, particularly those relatives who are caring for the elderly in their own homes.
Many people already know that the right kind of diet and exercise can help you avoid this disease, bur researchers at the University of South Florida have found a new source of protection: your morning coffee.
An easier way to get government help in paying for most of the costs for assisted living is now available. Use this source to make applying for Veterans Benefits quicker and simpler than using so-called “free “ veterans services that try to coax you into buying legal documents like Trust Agreements that you may not need to secure a VA pension.
Anticipating the costs of assisted living is naturally a major fear factor for families prior to entering a facility. Once the move into the ALF has been secured, however, residents are happy knowing that their payment has been made and each month will continue to be the same. Unfortunately, in many cases that sense of relief quickly vanishes.
Perhaps the most difficult decision for an older person to make—next to whether to stop driving—is the one to move out of the house he or she has lived in for decades. What many people don’t realize is that not making that decision can sometimes have fatal consequences.
There are options when it comes to affording assisted living care for seniors.
Finding an assisted living facility that fits your budget and is the right kind of place for your family member is only part of the selection process, of course. The most important consideration, and the one we detail below, is whether this facility can actually provide the amount of care that you will require on a daily basis.
The right assisted living facility will be a combination of affordability, a service package that fits your needs, and a suitable location. In this instalment, we discuss the need to find a facility that provides the kind of care and amenities that fit your needs.