Ask a Provider

couple-at-computerNo use tip toeing around the elephant in the room. Caring for your loved one is sometimes a love-hate relationship. As their primary caregiver you get little to no recognition. The physical, verbal and emotional battering can take a toll. Sound familiar?
Like the reporter in this video, my journey began with a phone call one afternoon.
If you are not sure how to navigate these waters, “Ask a provider” is your safe place. What’s on your mind today? Fill out the form and get the answers you need.

Providers Responses to Questions

Should my Dad be in a nursing home or assisted living facility?

My Dad is 80 and lives by himself and I noticed he is forgetting where he put stuff. He is getting real cranky and wants to sleep all the time. Hates taking a bath. I’m afraid to leave him alone. Should he be in a nursing home or an assisted living facility?
Carol

Hi Carol, I would recommend you begin with your primary care physician and let them know your concerns. They will make referrals to have your dad evaluated and together once properly diagnosed you will be more informed about your options. If it is determined that he is not ready for a nursing home then please tour the homes on this site and visit with the providers listed. They are subject matter experts, some with many years of experience.

~ Marcia Miller, Owner and Operator of Serenity Adult Family Care Home

Does my mother need adult family care or memory care?

My mother suffers from dementia and can no longer care for herself, although she is in a fairly early stage. Many of the homes that provide Memory Care are expensive and don’t have that “homey” feel to them. Do some of the Adult Family Care homes that I see also provide Memory Care?
Thanks, Jackie.

Jackie,
Yes, many of the Adult Family Care homes or Assisted Living homes can provide adequate care for people like your mother. Once you find a home that you think she will like you can inquire if they can accommodate your Mother’s special needs. Good luck in your search, and bless you for all that you do!
~ Marcia Miller, Owner and Operator of Serenity Adult Family Care Home