Choosing a Home Care Agency
Most people are exposed to shopping for home care only when an emergency need arises. This can create a stressful situation when you are tasked with selecting a home care service for your loved one and you know very little about what you should be asking. Understand the questions you should be asking and mistakes to avoid.
Getting Parents to Accept Help
The idea of accepting help around the house and especially for personal care is not an easy decision for any senior. For those seniors that are resisting help, it is important for family members to be respectful of this, and while it is important that proper care is put in place, it should be done so in a manner that helps them ease into this major lifestyle change.
With all of today’s healthcare technologies, the chances of living past the age of 100 are greater than ever. Many citizens are misinformed about the government health care available for senior citizens, and whether they cover the cost of long-term care. In Ontario, long-term care is not covered by the public health care system.
As we all age, it is extremely important to review a number of legal matters that may affect how you leave things behind, the level of care you receive, and how decisions are made when you are not able to make those decisions. These include living wills, powers of attorney, and instructions pertaining to life sustaining treatments.
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