When An Assisted Living Community With Memory Care Is Right For Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

Making the decision to take someone out of his or her home and into some type of elderly care facility is never easy. When the person has Alzheimer's Disease or dementia, the decision is compounded by which type of living arrangement will be best for everyone involved, but mainly for the patient. Some people feel the best option is always a nursing home with medical personnel there 24/7. However, there are times when the patient can live a semi-normal life, with merely supervision, socializing, and people who understand what is going on. Read More 

2 Types of Senior Care Options to Consider

One of the hardest parts about caring for your aging parents is determining exactly how you are going to care for them when they get to the point when they need more assistance. Thankfully, there are a number of different types of senior care options that can provide varying levels of assistance. Listed below are two types of senior care options and their benefits. Independent Living A very popular type of senior care option is independent living. Read More 

Helping Your Elderly Loved One Adjust Their Lifestyle After A Stroke

When an elderly family member or other loved one suffers from a stroke, you may not know what you can do to help and support them in their treatment and recovery. Oftentimes, a stroke will mean that your loved one will have to make permanent changes and adjustments to their lifestyle as their mobility and speech as well as other cognitive and motor functions may be affected. Adjusting to a new lifestyle and new health circumstances can be challenging, but if you get to know some of the ways that you can help them adjust to their new situation, you can be sure that you are doing everything in your power to make the adjustment as easy and as smooth as possible for them. Read More 

What To Do If An Elderly Relative In Your Care Falls

If you're caring for an elderly parent or grandparent, there is a good chance that at some time or another, they will fall while trying to walk to stand. Falls in elderly individuals are quite common, and while many make it through with just a bump or bruise, others suffer serious injuries like hip and rib fractures when they fall. Thus, it is important that you are prepared for this scenario and know what to do if an elderly relative in your care takes a tumble. Read More 

3 Ways Children Can Build Relationships With The Elderly Residents

If you want your children to have a strong appreciation for their elders, consider having them spend time at a nursing home or assisted living facility to help them get to know some of the people who worked so hard to make the world as great as it is. Some people at nursing homes and assisted living facilities do not have any friends or family nearby by and find themselves alone day in and day out. Read More