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Activities of Daily Living Checklist

Published: 08/15/2011 by Senior Care Society in Caregiving

Activities of Daily Living, ADL's, are helpful in determining the level of care that is needed when working with home care agencies or looking to find long term care. Use this checklist as a care assessment tool to determine what ADL's they will need assistance with. If you are uncomfortable doing this yourself, you can ask your medical doctor to perform this assessment or other professionals such as a geriatric care manager or licensed clinical social worker.

Adjusting to Life Without Driving

Published: 08/17/2011 by Senior Care Society in Caregiving

Adjusting to life without a car may be challenging at first. Most likely, you’ve been driving your whole life and it feels like quite a shock. It’s normal to be frustrated, angry, or irritable. You might even feel ashamed or worry that you are losing your independence. However, it takes a lot of courage to stop driving and put the safety of yourself and others first. You may also find there are many benefits to living without a car that you may not have considered.

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, mealtimes may be the most pleasant or the most challenging times of the day. While some family members may eat well until the late stages of the disease, others may develop medical and behavioral problems that hinder the desire or ability to enjoy meals with ease.

Am I a Caregiver?

Published: 08/28/2011 by Senior Care Society in Caregiving

While we are young, there are many things we take for granted. These things often become more confusing as we age. As we start aging, we often look to our children, friends and neighbors to provide assistance with everyday tasks. This is often the first introduction to caregiving for most.

Arguing About Senior Care? Tips for Keeping the Peace

Published: 03/06/2012 by Senior Care Society in Caregiving

Sausage or bacon? Cash or credit? Retire or keep working? Move out of state or settle in your hometown? Life is full of decisions: some by nature carry more weight than others, and require more thought, planning and preparation.

A global healthcare crisis is on the horizon as nearly fifty percent of the population ages and faces significant challenges. How will society cope with rising long-term care demands not to mention costs that are spiraling out of control at a time when governments are unable to pay, due to growing budget deficits?