Lack of professional ethics.
While I feel that your brother is paying way to much, I would suggest that you speak with an attorney with specialized knowledge of seniors. Unless the caregivers are doing harm or stealing from your parents there is most likely not much you can do. Sometimes I feel that peace... more
make your normal mac and cheese recipe but add in some chopped jalapeno bits in when mixing.
No they are not the same, but someone with emphysema (they can breath in but have trouble getting the whole breath back out) can also have COPD (chronic obstructed pulmonary disease)
The biggest difference I have noticed is that with normal aging you tend to have short term memory problems but can recall your past and people in it without much difficulty.
I do not know about scientific facts but I do know that animals are wonderful for people with depression just make sure that the care of any animal is something your dad can handle. Music is also wonderful.
I would make sure that you are crystal clear about what you want and need. Then ask questions with that in mind. As in do they have experience with medications, exercises, etc. You also want to find someone that likes or has experience with things your dad likes. Playing cards... more
Word of mouth recommendations at the best so I would reach out to a support group of like minded people. Most likely found through a senior center.