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We at 1st Meridian Care Services are actively taking steps to ensure the safety of our clients, our employees, and their families. We have instituted protocols to help protect each individual. We are prepared and monitoring the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus.  As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

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As their household member progresses down the road of decline so care providers often find themselves in need of professional assistance to  look after their cherished one. There are a number of selections for care, depending upon just how much assistance your cherished one wants and a family plans to pay for it.

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Aging is a natural part of life; it’s also natural for seniors to need help and support with everyday lives. Unfortunately, many elderly people refuse to acknowledge that they may need a little extra help. Whether it’s needing assistance with personal care, such as bathing, needing help with transportation or even medication reminders; it is common for elderly adults to avoid asking for help. Encouraging elderly adults to get outside help is actually one of the most common and difficult challenges that adult children face.

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Making Mealtime Easier

As Alzheimer's advances, mealtimes may become an increasing battle for all those with the disease and their care providers.

In the beginning, your beloved one might not remember how to fix their meals, or forget that they have to eat and, as time goes on, other eating issues will start to appear.

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Making certain a cherished one adheres to healthy eating and exercise behaviors becomes much more crucial when Alzheimer's is involved. Sadly, cognitive impairment also makes it more challenging to coax them to look after themselves.

THE 30-30-30 RULE

Experts recommend the following easy to remember principle for promoting health in an individual with Alzheimer's. each and every day, they should participate in:

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Aging is a natural phase in life and the aging person often requires assistance in varying degrees. If you have an elderly loved one that requires some sort of assisted care, you may have several questions. There is a wide variety of senior care options to choose from, so choosing the best option for your loved one may be confusing and overwhelming.

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A plethora of research studies touting the advantages of keeping people with memory disorders physically and mentally active have been released in latest years. But coming up with the right activities to maintain a loved one with Alzheimer's engaged in lifestyle can be tricky.

There are a couple things to bear in mind when brainstorming potential pastimes. To begin with, as your cherished one begins to forget that they're, its all the more essential that you remember, and present them with purposeful activities that echo their previous interests and abilities.

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Whether its indulging in a morning cup of coffee or going for a lunchtime walk around the block routines provide us with a feeling of relaxation and control within our otherwise hectic existences.

The relieving nature of a pattern is more potent for folks with Alzheimer's disease along with other forms.

Individuals who're experiencing loss of memory thrive on closeness. Familiar faces, a familiar environment, even food - anything they could use as a touchstone.

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An increasingly popular movement from the healthcare area is the concept of shared decision making, that encourages doctors, patients and care providers to participate in collaborative dialogue about medical conditions, tests and treatments. When these sorts of discussions are beneficial no matter age or circumstance they're especially essential for families dealing with chronic, terminal diseases like Alzheimer's.

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A few days stay in the hospital can be stressful for the patient and their caregiver. As the caregiver, your focus is on your loved one’s medical treatment and as the patient, the different environment may increase their depression and loneliness. Although the hospital stay is stressful, sometimes the return home can be even more stressful. If your loved one was recently discharged from the hospital you both may find it difficult to adjust when returning home, so here are a few tips to help seniors and caregivers’ transition after a hospital stay.

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