When you’re providing care at home, sometimes you can use some help. That extra help could be the difference that could keep your loved one at home longer, and to maintain your own health and well-being. It will be up to you to find, and in many cases to pay for, these services. Some of the… Read More
As a caregiver, you will find that you’ll need to adjust how to you interact with your loved one with memory problems. In particular, you may find that as the need for assistance increases, your loved one with memory problems may not always react well to being “told what to do,” as you direct him so he’s safe… Read More
For older adults able to live at home with some assistance, various types of supports are available in North Carolina. Although most in-home health care for seniors is not covered by government benefits, there are various programs to help with meals, transportation and support for family caregivers.
Caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s: understand the journey ahead and possible help available. Act soon after getting the diagnosis or risk going broke. Here’s a good place to start in North Carolina. Go…
When a widowed or divorced parent needs care, a written caregiver agreement may help with Medicaid planning. This article describes Sally Johnson’s situation, and if you’re in this situation much of this may apply to you, too. Let me tell you about Sally Johnson. She feels worn out. Four years ago her father died and for the past… Read More
Deciding to place a spouse or parent into a nursing home may be one of the most difficult decisions someone may ever be asked to make. That’s why it’s important for families to know their options and the rules that apply and to get the right help. Facing this crisis, families are almost always under… Read More
When you’re looking for a nursing home for a parent or a spouse, it is a difficult job. No one wants their loved one to live in a nursing home. But sometimes it is necessary, when the care needed is more than can be provided at home or in assisted living. Unfortunately, choosing a nursing… Read More
When your loved one needs care now, you are in a crisis and need answers fast. To help put this into perspective, there are several key aspects to know about, as follows: What level of care will be needed? Where will they get that care? How much will it cost, and can they afford it… Read More