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Indispensable Caregiver Apps

Imagine a resource that can suggest simple adjustments around your home that will help someone with dementia live at home longer or put an elder at ease with songs from their youth. Then imagine fitting it in your hand. Here are a few of the apps that make life easier for everyone.

The burdens of care can be addressed in an estate plan

There are many things someone in Colorado may plan for. A longed-for vacation, a child's education and retirement are just a few things for which it takes time to build an adequate savings. Starting early can reduce the stress and allow one to truly enjoy these monumental moments. However, there are other things to plan for that may not be as pleasant as the vacation of a lifetime. Providing for the burdens of care is certainly not so easy to think about.

Need for care services may be met with in-home help

For many in Colorado, the thought of declining health as they age can be frightening. Along with the uncertainty that an illness brings, there is the ever-increasing cost of health care, especially long-term care. When seniors consider their need for care services, they often express a desire to remain in their homes as long as possible. This means including the option for in-home care as they plan for their retirement.

When nursing homes are understaffed

Accepting the fact that one of your parents may fare better in a nursing home or continuing care facility can be tough, and the process of finding that ideal assisted living situation often proves to be, as well. When you place your loved in in a residential home, chances are, you want to feel confident in knowing that the care he or she will receive is comparable to the care you, yourself, would provide. Regrettably, this is often not the case.

Need for care services increases as individual ages

Life support, ventilators, nursing home care -- these are but a few of the many decisions that the Colorado resident and his or her family may face as the individual ages. When it becomes necessary to make these decisions, the individual affected typically is unable to express his or her wishes. However, by recognizing the need for care services and planning ahead, these wishes can be expressed and planned for ahead of time.

How to avoid common mistakes when caring for aging parents

Adult children are looking after their elderly parents more often than in the past. Caring for your aging parent can help you maintain a close relationship with them, but it can also carry a lot of extra stress. This is especially true when siblings cannot agree to the type of care their parents will receive and the cost of that care.

Keys to avoiding nursing homes

While the proliferation of nursing homes and assisted living centers continues to grow in Colorado, the desire for independent aging is also garnering more attention. Of course, there are a number of benefits to aging outside of a nursing home. The financial impact is undeniable and many elderly Californians (and their family members) probably prefer that they stay at home.

Phone scams aimed at taking advantage of the elderly

Older individuals want to maintain their autonomy for as long as they can. This is understandable; we all want to have the freedom to do things we want and spend our money as we see fit. But unfortunately, as we age, we may become too trusting and there are those who prey on that trust for personal gain.

What are some signs of nursing home neglect?

If you have a loved one in a Colorado nursing home, you no doubt want only what’s best for this person. While many nursing homes go above and beyond in terms of the care afforded, in some cases abuse and neglect are sadly present. To this end, it’s crucial that you can identify some of the more common signs of neglect to ensure your beloved relative is being treated with kindness and compassion.

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