Submitted by Yell-2 on Tue, 2019-08-13 13:54
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If you’ve been caring for a loved one then making the decision to place them in a nursing home can be stressful and fill many people with guilt. However, in many cases nursing homes can improve the lives of the residents and their families by relieving pressure and providing suitable care that is not accessible at home. For those who need a little more information about what nursing homes can do, this blog will explain some of the main benefits.
Submitted by Yell-2 on Tue, 2019-08-13 13:52
Dementia is one of the most devastating conditions of the mind for both patients and their families. Rather than being a specific disease, the term is an overarching label for a band of symptoms that are associated with a decline in cognitive ability and, in particular, a loss of memory.
Submitted by Yell-2 on Tue, 2019-08-13 13:49
Caring for elderly or ill relatives and loved ones can be stressful and tiring, especially if they have additional medical needs. Everyone deserves a break from time to time, and respite care can give both patients and carers a much needed rest and change of scene. Respite care is there to give carers a rest from everyday caring tasks, and also allows patients to experience a different environment and range of activities. If you want to learn more about respite care and how it could help you and your family, read on.
Submitted by Yell-2 on Tue, 2019-08-13 13:46
Making the decision to place a loved one into a nursing home can be a stressful and upsetting experience, but 2017 figures produced by Alzheimer’s Society showed that one in six people aged 85 and over had permanent residency in a care home. This figure is evidential that although the initial choice can be emotionally straining, it is recognised that nursing homes are able to provide a higher level of care than what’s available whilst living with family or alone, which is the most important factor.
Submitted by Yell-2 on Tue, 2019-08-13 13:43
Caring for a loved one during the last few months of their life is naturally upsetting for all those involved, and it can be stressful trying to balance the best possible care while looking after your own needs. This is where professional palliative care can step in, relieving some of the weight from friends and family and giving the patient the best possible quality of life during those crucial last few months.
Submitted by Yell-2 on Tue, 2019-08-13 13:40
Choosing to send a loved one to a retirement home will never be an easy decision. You may have preconceptions that you are relinquishing your loved one’s freedom, and one of the hardest things to accept is that they are unwell and they need extra help.