Decubitus Ulcer Risk Factors

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If your senior loved one is in a nursing home, the staff will assess the individual's risk profile to determine if he or she is at a high risk for developing decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores. When risk factors are taken into consideration, a comprehensive preventative plan of care can be developed so that the senior's skin stays intact. Here are some risk factors that may predispose your aging loved one to decubitus ulcers, and which interventions that nursing staff will implement so that the resident's skin stays as healthy as possible:

14 June 2019

Using A Skilled Nursing Facility For Your Recovery

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Following a major injury, illness, or surgical procedure, individuals can have intensive medical needs that will have to be met. If you are currently facing the prospect of a lengthy and difficult recovery, skilled nursing facilities can be an excellent option for allowing you to more easily meet your needs during this time. Consider The Option Of A Skilled Nursing Facility For much of the recovery period, you might need regular access to assistance, medical treatment, and therapy sessions.

21 March 2019

Is It Time For An Assisted Living Facility?

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Aging is something that happens slowly. As each year goes by, you might find you're a little more forgetful or need more time to recall information. Your back may hurt or you might be about to have hip replacement surgery. You may think you can handle all these health issues on your own--but when might assisted living care in a facility be necessary? You Forget Medication One major indicator that you need professional assistance is that you forget to give yourself required medication.

27 November 2018

The Subtle Differences Between Dementia And Depression

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Dementia and depression have oddly similar symptoms and signs many people do not realize. While both conditions can be long-term, dementia is especially progressive and affects every part of the brain. If you have somebody in your life that is growing older, you may have noticed some changes in their physical and emotional health. You might feel yourself becoming concerned that your loved one is living with depression or dementia. Understanding these signs will help you determine how to move forward with diagnosis and treatment.

13 October 2018

Signs Your Aging Parent Needs Some Assistance

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As a person ages, he or she may begin experiencing problems doing things and taking care of him or herself. This is very normal for aging seniors, and there are services available for this purpose. If you are beginning to wonder if your parent needs some assistance at home, here are three of the top signs you should look for that may indicate your parent could use some help. Trouble Doing Normal Things

3 August 2018

Are You Helping Elderly Parents Who Are Far Away?

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If you live far away from elderly parents, you probably feel frustrated that you aren't close by to help. You might even have feelings of guilt for not being there to care for parents who have been there for you from the time you were born. From helping your elderly parents while they remain at home to looking at skilled nursing homes when the time is right, here are some ideas that might help you.

5 June 2018

How ABA Services Can Stop Stimming Behavior In Autistic Children

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It is common as a parent to become concerned when your child is rocking back and forth. This is called self-stimulatory behavior. Examples of this behavior include biting, rocking, head-banging, scratching, and hand flapping. An autistic child usually carries out these behaviors on oneself. Stimming is another name for self-stimulatory behavior. Read on to find out how ABA services can stop stimming behavior in autistic children. The Need For Sensory Input

23 January 2018