What is a long-term care ombudsman?
A long-term care ombudsman helps residents of a nursing facility and residents of an assisted living facility resolve complaints. Help provided by an ombudsman is confidential and free of charge. To speak with an ombudsman, a person may call the toll-free number […]
What is Dementia?
Dementia is an overall term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. […]
What Is Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. […]
8 Signs Your Parents Need Assisted Living
The decision to move a parent or loved one into an assisted living facility is never an easy one, especially if they are independent and like doing things on their own. They’ve probably lived in the same house for the last several years, even decades and have many fond memories of living there, raising children, seeing their grandchildren at holidays and more. […]
Documents Needed for Estate Planning
Estate Planning can be a tough subject to discuss with your parents as it focuses around a time when they could be in a hospital or nursing home and unable to make decisions for themselves or have passed away. […]