23. October 2009 17:47
My 88 year old mother has dementia so I would like to know how to start the process of having someone provide in home care.
14. October 2009 17:25
We just moved our Dad into a personal care home in the Pgh. area. Our Dad said he was getting little to eat. When we questioned the owner he said it was at the end of the month and money is tight. Don't these PCH have regulations to follow?
22. March 2009 16:48
When I was growing up in Illinois, my grandmother used to call a telephone number that gave the current date, time and temperature. I know a senior who recently moved to an assisted living facility in Monroeville, PA. Do you know of a phone number such as this that she can call? She does not have access to a computer and she rarely watches television, so I thought a phone number might giving her the current date and time might be nice. She gets confused sometimes on what day it is, etc… Thanks for any help!
18. March 2009 11:18
How can we encourage my mother-in-law to socialize more? She says she is lonely. People offer to drive her to church or activities, but she refuses to go out with anyone except her grown children. She is living alone since my father-in-law passed away 2 years ago, is in her 80s, and very healthy except for a few minor memory issues at times. She does not drive, and all of her adult children (and spouses) take turns with taking her shopping and generally getting her out of the house. We do our best, but we all have jobs and families too. We feel guilty because she is lonely. We don't want her to feel like a burden, but at the same time, it sure would help if she would let others take her out once in a while.