Latest Articles on Senior Care

Dealing With Resistance

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being a caregiver can be challenging. One of the most challenging issues is dealing with a loved one who resists much needed care. Understanding some of the reasons behind a loved one’s resistance can make it easier to manage – and ultimately help reduce that resistance. Address Fears of Losing Independence Your loved one may resist care because he or she fears a loss of independence. Discuss possible types of

Transitioning Mom From Assisted Living to Memory Care

August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you faced with transitioning mom from assisted living to memory care? Learn about the possible reasons for the transition, and the best ways to navigate this difficult transition. Reasons for Transition There’s a big difference between mom chronically forgetting where she left her eyeglasses, and mom having trouble remembering your name. If you notice that mom is struggling more often with remembering things, especially simple ones, it might be

7 Signs Your Loved One May Need Additional Care

August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, it can be challenging for caregivers to know when a loved one needs additional care. The caregiver is often too close to the loved one to notice subtle changes that happen on a daily basis. In other instances, the caregiver may be reluctant to relinquish total control over care for the person they have spent a lifetime loving. This may blind them to the need for additional care that

Lifestyle Options for Senior Living

August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Aging is a reality of life. As time goes on, it’s important to plan for living options that make sense in light of changing needs. Independence, quality of life and type of residence in one’s later years depend upon health, finances and lifestyle preferences. The following is an overview of the top living options for seniors preparing for transitions and changes.   Independent Living Staying in one’s current residence as

Understanding Dementia Care Needs

July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

When dementia begins to set in, you may notice disturbing new behaviors in your aging loved one. Dementia doesn’t just bring about memory loss, and the secondary symptoms associated with dementia can be quite difficult to understand, let alone deal with. As a caregiver for someone with dementia, you may find it confusing to know what care you should be providing. Communication Issues Patients with dementia often have trouble with

Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to aging well, think of your doctor as your partner in maintaining your health. During your annual checkup, be prepared to have an open dialog with your doctor about your health history, present and future. Don’t be afraid to communicate with your doctor—after all, they can’t help you with issues they don’t know about. Write down a list of any questions you have before your appointment. There

Sharpen Your Mind

June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the realities of aging is that your body changes, including changes to your brain and cognitive abilities. You may find that suddenly you have a harder time remembering names or where you put your keys. Maybe you’re in the middle of a conversation, and you can’t quite think of the right word. While major memory loss can be a sign of dementia or other serious condition, these small

7 Ways Senior Communities Help Residents with Nutrition

June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we grow older, it becomes vital to eat the right foods and seek out the best nutrition for our body. Seniors often have new dietary restrictions or requirements based on the type of medical conditions they have, such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure. Medications can also affect the way they eat meals and potentially lessen their appetites, making it a challenge to get all the nutrients

9 Things to Consider in your Search for Assisted Living

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

When searching for an assisted living facility, there are some important things to consider, and facts to uncover, about the facility. Assisted living facilities vary greatly, so be sure to go over the following nine tips before you make a decision.   Decide What Things are Most Important to You and Your Loved One When choosing an assisted living facility, keep in mind what gives your loved one meaning and

Starting the Journey

May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Elder Care First Steps Beginning Your Journey Watching our parents age and then decline is one of life’s great complexities. On one hand, it can be a gift to have a parent live a full and rewarding life. On the other hand, it is a challenge to know how to prepare for, and eventually take, the journey of elder care in a way that honors everyone involved. Here are 3