Five Senior Care Options

The Montessori practical life curriculum teaches concentration, coordination, control, independence, and order. One aspect of the curriculum teaches care of the environment. In the Montessori classroom, children are responsible for helping to maintain the indoor environment. Here are ways you can translate these activities into the home.

When in doubt, don’t hesitate to call your county agent or the manager at your local nursery. These folks have probably been active gardeners for a while and they can provide you with information specific to your area. What’s more, they will be delighted to help. Vegetable gardeners love to talk shop!

As the owner or manager of a care home facility, you must see to it that you are maintaining the quality and standard that is expected of you. All areas must be checked such as the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, lounge area, and other parts of the care home. The bathroom should be especially taken cared of because the elderly patients may sometimes encounter accidents during elimination. We will always want a clean bathroom.

Do you need Long Term Care insurance? Maybe your kids will take care of you, but the average cost of in-home care services to the family is about an extra $40,000 per year. Can your kids handle that? Do you want them to? Maybe you are thinking about an assisted living outfit. That will run you about $47,000 per year.

A screen repair and installation kit is a wise investment. It’s cheap, and provides you with things that make screen repairs and replacements fast and easy – and much, much cheaper than taking the door or window in for service.

Keep the foot elevated. It’s hard to stay immobile for any length of time, let alone keep a foot aloft for several hours. Arrange a comfortable spot in the living room or family room where the person can remain part of family life and enjoy entertainments like the television, newspaper, and even guest visits. You might want to set up a second area in the bedroom where the person can rest in private or take a nap.

NOTE: During the Medicaid applicant/recipient’s lifetime, the house will be exempt so long as the equity is no more than $500,000. If a spouse is living in the house, then there is no limit on value. After the Medicaid recipient is in the nursing home for some time, some states may place a lien on the house to make sure the house will be available to repay Medicaid down the road, but in no case will the house have to be sold until after the death of the Medicaid patient.

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