Elder Care Information

When Assistance with Long Term Care Becomes Necessary


According to the Administration on Aging, it is estimated by 2030, the older population will more than double to approximately 71.5 million. It is also estimated that between 39 to 49 percent of people will use nursing home services during their lifetime. Unfortunately, there may come a time when your loved one may require assistance with long term care. The following is a list of warning signs one should be aware of when evaluating your loved one's situation. If the senior exhibits two or more of these signs, assistance is likely required:

? When your loved one or their spouse can no longer provide care due to debilitating health conditions

? When your loved one experiences difficulty with walking, or is unsteady when standing

? When your loved one's safety is compromised due to hazards in the home such as stairs, poor lighting, cluttered walkways, and dangers in the kitchen or bathroom

? When your loved one needs assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation

? When your loved one becomes confused about taking their medications

? When your loved one is afraid of falling or being alone

? When your loved one exhibits changes in personality or has sudden mood swings

? When your loved one is no longer able to manage their finances and requires assistance with administering their monthly household expenses

If you feel assistance with long term care may be necessary, have a discussion with your loved one and talk to them about their concerns and desires. It's important to help your loved one maintain their independence for as long as possible. Your loved one should be involved in the decision making process as long as their decisions do not negatively impact their health and safety. Talk with other family members and get their input as well. If necessary, discuss your concerns with your loved one's physician, attorney or financial advisor, and make sure all aspects of their long term care needs have been met. It's never too early to be concerned about your loved one's long term care needs. Being aware of their needs and continually reevaluating their situation will help ensure the long term needs of your loved one will be met.

________________________________________________________________________

You have permission to use this article as long as the author's full bio is present as well as any hyperlinks to author's website.

Torey L. Farnsworth, CSA has over 12 years of experience working with seniors. Ms. Farnsworth's vast expertise encompasses a wide variety of senior issues ranging from adult care to elder law. Most recently, Torey served as Elder Law Director and Paralegal for a Phoenix based law firm where she provided assistance in a variety of areas including long term care planning, estate planning, ALTCS eligibility and Medicaid planning. Ms. Farnsworth is also a certified caregiver with the State of Arizona as well as a Certified Senior Advisor. Ms. Farnsworth has spent her career in senior care as her family owns and operates assisted living homes.

Ms. Farnsworth currently owns her own senior care placement business called Horizon Senior Care Referral. Her placement services are free to seniors and their families in Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.adultcarecentral.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Tallahassee.com

Elder Care celebrates two decades of Oktoberfest
Tallahassee.com
Elder Care Celebrates with real gusto! On the opening day of “die Weisn,” at noon in the Schottenhamel tent, the Mayor of Munich, Germany, taps the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. “O'zapft is!” he shouts, and revelers can drink beer throughout the festival.



Daily Yonder

Rural Workers Get Fewer Benefits to Help with Elder Care
Daily Yonder
While rural caregivers receive fewer workplace benefits that could help them accommodate their caregiving role, rural caregivers are also likely to face special geographic challenges, says one of the authors of a study on workplace benefits for elder care.



Carlisle Sentinel

Elder Care: Five approaches for dementia caregiving
Carlisle Sentinel
Caring for an individual who is experiencing symptoms of dementia requires patience and ingenuity. Caregivers can easily become overwhelmed when trying to assist their loved ones who may be experiencing changes in memory, personality, judgment, ...



Mark your calendar for Eldercare Network's open house dates ...
Wiscasset Newspaper
For 20 years the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County's has been creating age friendly, community based homes for elders to live in pleasant and safe ...
Mark your calendar for Eldercare Network's open house datesBoothbay Register

all 2 news articles »


The Courier-Express

Guardian Elder Care to provide transport services
The Courier-Express
BROCKWAY — Guardian Elder Care recently announced a new division aimed at serving today's seniors. Guardian Transport Services provides wheelchair and ambulatory transports in the Erie and Clarion markets; it is purposed to provide support services ...



Miami Herald

Keys elder care facilities were houses of horror, cops say
Miami Herald
On Nov. 30, 2016, an elderly woman in her 80s was brought to Mariners Hospital after she had a seizure and her heart stopped. Medical staff at the Tavernier hospital were appalled by her physical condition. Regla Alvarez was bleeding, covered in urine ...



Eldercare Network of Lincoln County to celebrate 20th anniversary
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Dr. Fossel, Founder and President of Telcoyle, will be the keynote speaker at the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County's 20th Anniversary Celebration, set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Dining Commons at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill in ...



The Lincoln County News

Eldercare Network of Lincoln County Celebrates 20 Years
The Lincoln County News
“We began pretty modestly 20 years ago,” Eldercare Network of Lincoln County founder and Chair Dr. Allan “Chip” Teel said of the organization during a 20th-anniversary reception at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle on Thursday, Sept. 13. Teel said the ...



Business Insider

A VC spoke to 30 founders and investors about the $350 billion elder-care market and found 3 reasons why starting a ...
Business Insider
Addie Lerner, a principal at General Catalyst, spent this past spring talking to 30 founders, advisers, and investors about the $350 billion elder-care market. She says the conversations gave her perspective on what's still missing, and how ...



512tech.com

With app and smart-device ecosystem, Austin's Clairvoyant Networks wants to redefine eldercare
512tech.com
They're part of an ecosystem of eldercare products that have been quietly developed in Austin since 2015 and are starting to debut from the company, which changed its name from Theoracare to Clairvoyant earlier this year shortly after coming out of ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2009 Asteroidsearch .om