Assisted Living

Is It Time to Make the Move into a Secure Memory Care Neighborhood?

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you’ve been dutiful about watching them and adjusting their care to meet his or her needs. However, there may come a time when you notice that Mom or Dad is declining in health and ability. They may be more difficult to handle, or issues are popping up that you don’t always feel comfortable handling yourself. You’re spending more and more of your time taking care of them (and becoming more and more stressed out). Sound familiar?

Coordinating Care for an Aging Parent With Your Siblings

What to Do When Your Aging Parent Doesn't Want Visitors

When Your Aging Parent Doesn't Want Visitors

When your aging parent lives in an assisted living community, it’s common for friends and family to want to visit. Not only do they want to see their loved one’s new home and experience a piece of their new lifestyle, but they want to be sure they are settling in nicely and are enjoying their community. Many adult children like to visit and see their aging parent so they can make sure they are receiving the care they deserve and are embracing their lifestyle.

Advantages of Personalized Support in Personal Care

When your loved one needs support, a personalized touch can make a big difference. Not only should personal care staff get to know your loved one’s likes, dislikes and interests, but they should also get to know your loved one’s life story. This can help them to provide a higher level of care along with more personalized support to help your loved one live their best life.

Adapting Holiday Traditions for Seniors with Memory Loss

Adapting Holiday Traditions

The holiday seasons are often full of excitement, nostalgia and good cheer. Family may come to visit or you may travel to see them. The home may be full of wonderful scents and holiday movies or festive music may be playing. It’s truly a wonderful time of year for those of all ages; however, for those with memory loss, the holidays can mean something else entirely.

Importance of Fall Prevention

Senior Fall Prevention

One in four seniors ages 65 and older fall each year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five falls causes either broken bones or a head injury. Over 800,000 patients per year are hospitalized as a result of a head injury or hip fracture from a fall. Even worse, falls are a leading cause of fatal injury, causing 27,000 deaths annually.

How to Decide if Your Parent Should Move in With You

How Pets & Animals Benefit Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

Pets and other animals have the tendency to make people happy, brighten their day and distract from everyday troubles. No matter what type of animal, i.e., dog, cat, horse, bird or even fish, animals are known to have therapeutic properties. Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, in particular, can benefit in an increasing number of ways from a pet or other animal’s therapeutic traits. Physical health, emotional well-being and social involvement are among the many ways seniors with memory impairments benefit from pets and animal therapy.

Tips for Applying for Veterans Aid & Attendance

Tips for Tai Chi for Seniors

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