The aging process often changes how senior adults think. While no one wants to think about their loved one losing their memory, the truth is that it tends to happen to some degree to most seniors as they get older. Mild memory loss is often overcome with the help of alarms, calendars, and other devices. However, there tends to come a point when living alone becomes dangerous for seniors who are unable to think properly.
17 June 2019
The past several weeks have been a flurry of activity, and it is nice to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. While it's been hard sorting through a lifetime of memories and making big decisions about what to keep, you've also made space in your life to have a bit of fun. Setting up your new apartment is the reward you get to enjoy after all of that decluttering.
28 February 2017
If you are enrolling in a short-term rehabilitation center after an accident or medical incident, then you will likely be spending the majority of your time in various forms of therapy to help speed up your recovery. During most of your therapy sessions, you will want to wear loose, comfortable clothing. This will allow you to move freely and also allow your therapists and nurses to assist you as necessary. However, you should also consider bringing one dressier outfit with you to your rehabilitation center.
15 July 2016
If your parent has some health issues that prevent them from being left alone, yet they enjoy the freedom of being able to roam around, an adult day care center can be the best choice. What you need to make sure of is that you select a space that your parent would enjoy going to. Keeping active while older is one of the best methods to a better memory and a longer, high-quality life.
15 July 2016
When you have a family member who is dealing with Alzheimer's or dementia, it can be so crucial to keep them involved with some activities that improve their mental health. As holiday seasons approach, it can be a great time to have them partake in some fun activities that are based on the holiday to keep their spirits up but which also challenge them mentally. No matter what the holiday may be, from Independence Day to Christmas, think of some ideas you can do during the holidays with your loved one to help them.
7 June 2016
Do you have a widowed parent with Alzheimer's disease who seems to be getting worse? If you are concerned about the safety of your parent and can't monitor him or her as much as you desire, it might be time to consider a nursing home. Your parent will have constant supervision to make sure that he or she does not wander off, as well as numerous other benefits. Take a look at this article to learn about the benefits of placing a parent with Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home.
6 June 2016
If someone you love needs to move into a retirement home, it's understandable if things are a little bit emotional, especially if the loved one doesn't want to leave their house. One way you can help alleviate some of these emotions is by going on a tour of a retirement facility, such as Hillcrest Assisted Living, with your loved one before they actually move in. If you want your loved one to be OK with their new environment and feel good about the move yourself, here are three things you should do or keep an eye out for during your visit.
6 June 2016
If you're getting up in age and don't feel secure living alone any longer, you may want to consider other alternatives. One that is typically chosen by many elderly people is an assisted living community. This is a location that offers the comforts of home, but you can be around others at the same time. There are numerous advantages of selecting an assisted living community and knowing what some of these are may be the motivation you need to find yours!
6 June 2016
If you have a loved one who lives in assisted living, there is a good chance that you are going to want to make sure that he or she is not alone for any of the holidays. Although most people think about holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas for visiting relatives in assisted livings, some residents are highly invested in other holidays such as Halloween. Here are some tips for celebrating Halloween at an assisted living facility.
3 June 2016
Short-term rehabilitation facilities can be a great option if your elderly loved one is recovering from a major illness. Here are some of the benefits and expectations of a short term assisted living arrangement. Better Transition from the Hospital Even if your parent is released from inpatient care, there may still be a lot of lingering discomfort and additional needs. The assisted living short-term rehab program can help to alleviate the burden of daily chores during the recovery period.
3 June 2016