For a multitude of reasons, caregivers may want to care for their elderly loved ones at home. As long as the situation presents itself as safe for everyone who will be involved, keeping aging parents at home is a very generous and wonderful thing to do. However, caring for a loved one can also be very overwhelming if you’re not prepared. Looking after an elderly person is probably one of the most demanding and hardest job you will ever have, especially if you assume those responsibilities on your own. It is extremely important that the caregiver pays attention to their own health needs as well. Middlebury Convalescent Home offers a few suggestions to help with caregiving at home.
No suggestion will be ideal. However, when an opportunity to get any type of assistance comes your way, take advantage of it.
In this news article we will briefly explain the difference between custodial care versus skilled care. Typically, either service is for a recipient who needs someone to help them with their physical and/or emotional needs for an extended period of time. These services can take place at home, assisted living, or in a skilled nursing… Continue Reading
At times it can be challenging to talk to an elderly person. Before trying to come up with any interesting topics to discuss, you should learn how to communicate with the senior population. Here are some pointers. Give them your undivided attention and allow them to speak without interruption and at their own pace. Be… Continue Reading
Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have come a very long way since their inception. Sometime in the 17th century they were called “poorhouses” or “almshouses”. Health care has highly progressed through the years in terms of clinical practices, resident rights, quality improvement, and the overall approach to the needs and wants of residents and patients. Regrettably, even… Continue Reading
“U.S. News & World Report has released its latest ratings identifying top nursing homes. The ratings for 2018-19 include 71 nursing homes in Connecticut designated as a U.S. News “best nursing home.” The homes are given an overall rating as well as a short-stay rehabilitation rating, a new addition to the ratings now in their ninth year.… Continue Reading
In keeping with our safety tips and how to take good care of your loved one while still living at home, this article will focus on additional pointers to help your parent. As our seniors get older, many cannot cope with their losses, and therefore become isolated and can suffer from depression. The following is… Continue Reading
Most senior citizens want to live out their lives in their own home environment without “being a burden to their children”. Planning ahead to help your parent stay home will greatly increase their chances. As a prerequisite to my previous news feed “Preparing a Parent for Long Term Placement”, this article will provide our community… Continue Reading
At Middlebury Convalescent Home we are always striving to educate our families and residents on a variety of matters. One of the many issues we continually try to stress is the overuse of antibiotics. Improving antibiotic use starts with you! Using antibiotics wisely is the best way to ensure they work for future bacterial illnesses… Continue Reading
How do you decide on whether to choose between a traditional Medicare benefit or a Medicare Advantage plan? Once you become eligible for Medicare you have the option on how to receive your benefits. First and foremost, it is important to understand the different parts of Medicare and how they work together as well as… Continue Reading
Waiting List Information Connecticut law requires skilled nursing facilities to maintain a waiting list for admission. Homes are required to keep waiting lists and must admit applicants in the order in which they appear, unless the law expressly allows otherwise. Some of the several exceptions to the waiting list law include: Short term rehab (less… Continue Reading