simon955 started the topic Tours or vacation packages for aging parent that use canes or walkers in the forum Caregiver Advice & Resources 7 years, 5 months ago
My dad is recovering from hip surgery and walks with a walker. He is also incontinent, but has a caregiver who helps him everywhere. I think it would be really nice if he could go somewhere nice and have a vacation this year, just to lift his spirits and help him see that he is not stuck just because he had hip surgery. Does anyone have any advice…[Read more]
simon955 started the topic Mom's income above Medicaid limits; how to keep her covered in ALF in the forum Finances, Benefits & Insurance 7 years, 5 months ago
I just found out that next year’s Social Security cost of living increase will push my mother, who is in a nursing home, just over the Medicaid limit by a few dollars and she will be cut off. That means she will have to be private pay and there’s no way I can afford the $1,000 plus a month it will take to keep her there. I have a job but it…[Read more]
simon955 started the topic Eating habits of a dementia parent in the forum Health & Well-Being 7 years, 5 months ago
Is it normal for a dementia patient to eat well but still lose weight?
simon955 started the topic Finding a personal care nurse in the forum Housing & Care 7 years, 5 months ago
How do I find a personal care nurse?
simon955 started the topic Applicants to assisted living facilities who are blind in the forum Housing & Care 7 years, 5 months ago
Do assisted living facilities typically take in blind residents?
simon955 started the topic Taking care of a senior in a caretaker's own home in the forum Housing & Care 7 years, 5 months ago
Can an in-home caregiver take care of the aging senior in the privacy of the caregiver’s own home?
simon955 started the topic Activities for a senior who is in a wheelchair in the forum Housing & Care 7 years, 5 months ago
We have been looking at several assisted living facilities, and many offer active on-site and off-site activities. But what are inactive activities, should Mom become wheelchair bound?
simon955 started the topic Christmas dinner at in laws and bringing dad who has dementia in the forum Caregiver Advice & Resources 7 years, 5 months ago
I’d like to bring my dad, who has dementia, to my wife’s parents’ house for Christmas dinner. How should I deal with this socially with my in-laws, other elders, and any awkward beginnings?
simon955 started the topic Physical attacks by dad without provocation; how do handle these? in the forum Health & Well-Being 7 years, 5 months ago
The other day my dad attacked me after waking up from a dream. He came after me with both hands and scratched me up pretty bad. I pushed him and he stumbled and hit the side of his head on our couch, which made the side of his face red. His glasses were knocked off when he fell and now he has a scratch on his nose. I feel so bad. He doesn’t r…[Read more]
simon955 started the topic Scooter falls – Dad unable to get up in the forum Mobility 7 years, 6 months ago
My dad has been using scooters to get around for the past four years. He has a big one and a small one. He told me yesterday that he accidentally tipped his small scooter over while going down the street and that people saw him and got out of their cars to help him out. That totally freaked me out. He is not able to get himself upright if he falls…[Read more]