Strategies for fostering cooperation when caring for the elderly

This article is contributed by Jason Phillips.

Huge improvements in medicine and surgical techniques have enabled many people to live much longer than was previously possible. However, living longer increases the chances of needing some assistance with everyday tasks; this can apply whether your aging relative is simply struggling to cope or has any number of ailments affecting their ability to look after themselves.

Providing care for a loved one and be a time consuming, emotionally draining task; but usually one that is ultimately very rewarding. Perhaps the biggest issue of providing care is deciding how to persuade someone to accept care when they are resistant to the idea. Continue reading “Strategies for fostering cooperation when caring for the elderly”

Helping Seniors Adjust to New Settings

care homeWhen one of your parents or grandparents reaches the age where living alone is difficult and even dangerous, it is time for them to move into an assisted living center or a nursing home. This is done because the care that they get there can help them in many ways, but they may be resistive to the idea anyway. A lot of this stems from the fact that they just do not like the shift to a new setting, out of the home that they have loved for years. Even if they are moving into very comfortable accommodation like the Barlavington Manor residential care home center, they still might need some help adjusting to the new living situation. There are a few key ways in which you can assist them. Continue reading “Helping Seniors Adjust to New Settings”