Long-Term Care Planning Archives

Finding a long-term care facility that best fits an elder's needs

There may be families in Georgia who are currently discussing options regarding how best to care for and support their aging loved ones. Many adult children do all they can to help their elderly parents; however, some situations have progressed to the point where it's no longer safe or in a parent's best interest for him or her to keep living independently, at home. Thankfully, finding a long\-term care facility is often possible; it is usually a matter of determining which type and exact location is most feasible, practical and comfortable for a particular prospective resident.  

How Financial Planning Supports the Long-Term Wellbeing of Older Adults

Older adults can become increasingly dependent on others to meet their personal needs. But when it comes to financial planning, many of them overlook the steps that prevent common issues while helping them achieve a more secure financial future.

Advocates seek government assistance in protecting loved ones

In Georgia and many other states, many families have suffered the devastating effects of elder abuse. Protecting loved ones isn't always possible as immediate family members often don't realize their elderly relatives are in danger until it's too late and damage has already been done. That's why a group of elder abuse advocates in another state have appealed to their senators to take action that may help keep elders in nursing homes, hospitals and other assisted care facilities a lot safer in the future.

When should a nursing home option be considered?

Many Georgia residents are adult children to aging parents and are doing their best to help their loved ones navigate their elder years. Certain issues may necessitate a temporary or permanent stay in a nursing home. Determining whether this option is most viable in a particular situation can be challenging, not to mention emotionally-charged.  

Protecting loved ones not always possible in nursing homes

No adult child in Georgia or anywhere wants to witness his or her elderly parent suffering at the hands of care providers. Yet, in many nursing homes throughout the nation, protecting loved ones from abuse and neglect is a main concern. A man in another state says he did his very best to bring concerning issues to the attention of the proper officials, but no one did anything to help his mother, who died from complications related to a urinary tract infection.

Dementia diagnosis: Will guardianship be the next step?

Many adult children in Georgia do their best to support their aging parents, many of whom reside in various nursing homes throughout the state or in other locations across the nation. Finding a nursing home that is a good fit for a particular parent's needs can be challenging. Even after a parent has lived in a nursing home for a while, any number of issues may arise that necessitate changes in a long-term care plan or prompting a need for guardianship.

Medical needs can be addressed in an advance directive plan

Executing a long-term plan to protect an elder parent's estate and provide for his or her well-being is often a challenging process. Many adult children in Georgia and beyond assist their aging parents in such matters. Because it's somewhat common for older people to have special health concerns, many people choose to address medical needs in their long-term care plans.

Might in-home care be part of your long-term care planning?

Adult children in Georgia often help take care of their parents as they age. The long-term care planning process may be relatively simple or quite complex, depending on individual needs and circumstances. Many elders want very much to be able to remain in their own homes rather than spend their golden years in assisted living facilities.

Two Georgia workers arrested and charged with nursing home abuse

Many long-term care planning endeavors include instructions and specifications regarding assisted living care. It's not uncommon for an adult child Georgia or another state to help an aging parent secure residence in a nursing home. Sadly, it's also far too common that such situations lead to tragedies when adult children later learn their parents were neglected or abused by staff members.

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