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Assisted Living- Twenty Four Hours Care

Whenever parents or other older members of the family become too old or cannot perform their daily routine on their own, or are physically handicapped, some sort of help is to be provided to them to overcome this problem. In the first instance some family member, generally the spouse takes the responsibility of looking after the person. However, sometimes there may be some situation where the family members cannot perform the work due to various reasons which may vary from death of the care taker, accidents in the family, illness, transfer of the care taker to a different place on account of service or business, etc. In such a situation some other alternative has to be found out for taking care of the parents or the person concerned. This reason may unique and different in each case.

One of the most popular methods of taking care of these persons is to shift them to some Assisted Living facility so that twenty four hours care can be provided to them by regular professionals who have been specially trained for this type of work. However before taking a decision to move a parent into an assisted living facility the following points should be carefully considered.

Making a decision to shift a parent to assisted living facility can be difficult for the whole family. Sometimes if the older members are accustomed to being independent and maintaining their own homes, the mere thought of leaving their beloved home that holds many years of memories can bring great grief and sadness. Sometimes the children fail to believe that there parents have become physically weak. They think that their parents are as strong and independent persons as they were, perhaps about thirty years ago. This is because they are accustomed to seeing their parents provide help and support.

Before taking a decision for moving a parent the following points should be taken into consideration:

* Is your parent who is staying away from you eating his food regularly?

* Are your parents covering up their bruises they had from a fall so that you cannot see it?

* When you are visiting your parent do you see them wearing the same clothes you had seen them in your last visit?

* Have your parent ever complained to you that he or she hear strange noises in the night?

* Is the house or the yard neat and clean as it used to be before?

* Are your parents taking their medicines regularly?

Have you ever felt that your parent looks frail and old and is not the same energetic person that he was before?

If the answer to some of these questions is yes, then you may safely feel that the time has come to move your parent to an assisted living facility.

Another thing that must be taken into consideration is the care home that you are choosing for your parent. Whether you call it a nursing home , a long-term health care facility, or an assisted living facility, choosing the right facility is one of the most important decisions older adults and their families can make together.

Before moving your parent into a nursing home it is very important to check out the credentials of the home thoroughly and to make sure that the home offers the quality of care and lifestyle that your parent was used to because all these will enhance the lives of the residents in the right way.

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Sumit Gurg provides information about Alzheimer care , Alzheimer’s patients , and Alzheimer’s disease.for more details, plz visit at: Nursing Home

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