Bringing up the subject is the trickiest part when it comes to getting the conversation about assisted living or memory care started. Mom or Dad may resist discussing it because they’re afraid of losing their sense of independence. Adult children might avoid the talk because they’re concerned about how parents may react. However, starting the… Continue reading How to Begin the Talk – When it’s Time for Assisted Living or Memory Care
To ensure that Mom and Dad are safe and well, look for these signs to help you take the emotion out of the decision to recommend assisted living or memory care. Focus on ten objective measures: Driving. Don’t ignore near misses, fender benders, new dents or nicks. Request a ride to assess your loved one’s… Continue reading 10 Warning Signs – Is It Time for Assisted Living or Memory Care?
More than 25% of seniors experience a fall each year in America. Emergency departments see 3 million seniors for fall-related injuries. While falls are so common they’ve become the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries in adults over age 65, that doesn’t mean they are an inevitable fact of aging. In truth, the belief that falls are… Continue reading Debunking the Myths About Senior Falls
Most of us appreciate the importance of physical wellness both now and as we age. Intellectual wellness too has garnered more attention as we learn about the effects aging can have on our cognitive functions. But what many of us never consider is our emotional wellness and our ability to reduce anxiety, boost happiness, and… Continue reading Our Favorite Emotional Wellness Apps for Seniors
Senior Living Neighborhoods Are the Model of the Future. You have a lot of options when it comes to where you live. In fact, where you make your home is one of the most personal and most important decisions you might make in your life. It’s especially important as you evaluate your senior living options.… Continue reading The Benefits of Walkable Neighborhoods: Why Choose a Senior Living Community for Retirement
Problem Adaptation Therapy: A Breakthrough for Dementia Care Patients with Depression and Anxiety. When someone suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, their days can be filled with anxiety, sadness and depression, which can lead to suffering and family disruption. Research shows that about a third of people with dementia also have depression, and… Continue reading What is Problem Adaptation Therapy?
A lot of smart people have been searching for ways to make top-quality medical care more accessible, have lower costs, reduce hospitalizations and ease the strain on the healthcare system. Now, thanks to telehealth, it’s virtually possible. For senior living communities or seniors who are living in their own homes, especially in rural areas, there are many… Continue reading Will Senior Living Communities Fully Adopt Telehealth Nursing?
Great news: We’re living longer. In fact, for the first time in history, residents of high-, middle-, and low-income countries are likely to live to 60 years of age and beyond. Longevity is one of the greatest achievements of our time. Time to thrive But this success story is hollow if the quality of those… Continue reading Why Wellness Matters: The Importance of Wellness Programs in Senior Living
Healthy Connections: Senior Isolation and How to Combat It Deeply rooted in all human beings is a need for community. But did you know that lack of connection and social interaction is a health concern? According to research by AARP’s Connect2Affect initiative, 26% of adults over age 65 are at an increased risk of early death… Continue reading Avoiding Isolation in Older Adults
In 2015, 43.5 million family members, friends and neighbors helped care for someone 50 or over, according to a study by the National Association for Caregiving and AARP. While caregivers for seniors receive many emotionally rewarding benefits, they may also experience occasional feelings of anger, frustration, exhaustion, loneliness or sadness. But if you don’t care for… Continue reading Understanding Your Rights as a Caregiver