I once attended a Dementia Friendly Community Forum in Oconomowoc, where former Governor Martin Schreiber shared touching stories about his personal experience as caregiver for his wife, who had Alzheimer’s disease. His stories related to the topic of reality orientation therapy and validation therapy.
Reality orientation and validation therapy are tools to help us respond to confusion brought on by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in a positive and beneficial way. We want to increase happy emotions and reduce distress and anxiety.
A health care power of attorney functions very differently than a financial power of attorney. The importance of a health care power of attorney (also called a health care or medical proxy) is to appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make those decisions yourself.
Today, the typical stay for someone in a nursing home is counted more in days or months, not years. Seniors and their families have more options of assistance and care than ever before. Two options often compared are assisted living and in-home care. When comparing these types of care, one should consider quality of life.
When researching financial options for senior care, evaluate your available financial resources, including monthly income and assets. Each family’s individual circumstances determine how they may best cover the cost of senior care for a loved one. Here are 6 examples of financial options for senior care.
Whether looking for senior living services for a parent or themselves, I often hear the question, “Where do I begin?” Today, there are so many options to explore that it can get overwhelming. Here is where to start when looking for senior care.