Spouse giving care to his wife during her stay in inpatient rehabilitation.If your spouse has suffered a health setback that has led them to post-hospital rehab, you may be wondering what you can do to boost their spirits. Here are three ideas for providing emotional support for your spouse during their rehabilitation and recovery journey.

Elderly woman being assisted by a nurse after transitioning from assisted living to long-term care.There’s a lot of talk about how to handle the transition of your loved one from home to assisted living—but what about from assisted living to long-term care?

After all, it’s a fairly common transition that many seniors eventually face. As Paula Span writes in an article on assisted living for the New York Times, “however suitable assisted living may be when a resident moves in, the average stay is a little over two years, and the most common reason for moving out is needing more care than it can provide.”

A woman experiencing post-hospital rehabilitationYou’re about to leave the hospital, headed for a post-hospital rehab facility as the next step in your recovery. Your doctor has signed off on your release, the flowers and cards from well wishers are all packed up and you’re ready to go. But you may be feeling nervous or even overwhelmed—how do you know what to expect during your stay in inpatient rehabilitation?

senior woman exercisingExercise is vital at all ages. However, for seniors, it often comes with unique challenges. Those challenges can stand in the way of seniors maintaining a healthy level of physical activity.

But there is help available. Long-term care communities are designed to make it easy for seniors to safely engage in physical activities—here’s how.

daughter putting together a puzzle with her aging mother as they discuss paying for assisted livingDear Jaclyn,

I’ve been considering moving to an assisted living community for some time now. However, I have some questions about how I will pay for it. What are my options? Does Medicare cover assisted living?

James K.

Columbus, OH

spouse in rehabYou’ve successfully gotten your spouse through their surgery and have helped them make the transition to an inpatient post-hospital rehabilitation center for their recovery. Do you know what’s coming next?

Here’s what you can expect during their stay at the rehab center and the transition home, as well as tips and advice to make the most out of the process.

memory careWhat’s the difference between long-term care and memory care?

Knowing the answer can help you find the best fit for your parent. Below, we’ll explore the difference between the two, as well as how to determine which is right for your loved one.

dining in assisted livingDear Katrina,

I’ve been helping my dad look into assisted living communities. I know this might not seem like a big deal, but one of his main concerns is what the food will be like.

He’s worried that if he moves, he’ll be stuck eating boring, bland food every day. He’s also a pretty independent person and doesn’t like the idea of being told what and when to eat.

continuing therapy at homeEveryone who receives services from an inpatient rehabilitation center leaves with a discharge plan in place that outlines any necessary follow-up care. This plan often includes therapy exercises to be completed at home.

It might be tempting to ease up on your exercises and go back to your normal routine once you’re back in the comfort of your own home. However, it’s very important to continue with your therapy plan post-discharge.