Senior care options - assisted living
My elderly grandma wants to live at home, obviously, and we have the potential to hire a live-in caregiver. She's willing to have taxes paid out, etc, but I'm concerned about the legality of the rate of pay. We'd offset part of her salary for room/board... more
I have started to look for assisted living centers for my mother. Any advice?I just want to be prepared when that time comes.
I really don't want to put my mother in an assisted living center. But she is getting to the point that she needs help. How can I put this off a little longer?
Adults don't all age the same way at the same time, so having an open and honest conversation with the senior in your life can help determine the best type of care to suit their needs. Two common options for seniors who require care are private, in-home care from... more
A certified nursing assistant is often the first step to becoming an RN or LPN. If you’re thinking about a career in the medical field, researching how to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a good first step. It can open the door to many other opportunities such as... more
The decision has been made. All the discussion, negotiation, and stalling is over. A few tears have been shed. But finally, your elderly mom or dad is moving out of the family home. He or she will be going to a facility that offers daily assistance and monitoring. And... more
My elderly father seems really lonely lately. He calls me and asks me if I just called him when haven't. I tell him no but ask if he'd like me to come over and visit. He says ok, only if you want to. I asked if he wanted... more
Houses have souls. Well, maybe not shiny-new houses. But houses with patina certainly do. Structures that have sheltered families, absorbed the laughter and secrets of children, harbored keepsakes and witnessed the emotional nourishment of family dinners…such houses become imbued with life. So, when it comes time to sell the... more