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 

Assisted Living Facility Questions Addressed

Losing the ability to effectively take care of yourself without help can be a difficult fact to accept. Much of this difficulty may stem from the patient's assumption that they will have to lose much of their freedom in order to move into an assisted living facility. For patients that are in this situation, the services offered by these facilities can prove to be invaluable, but you may not be familiar with these communities. Read More 

5 Reasons Walking Groups Are Great For Seniors In Assisted Living Facilities

If you live in an assisted living facility, you should consider joining or starting a walking group. Walking groups are groups that are composed of at least two or more individuals who get together on a weekly basis to walk together. They may walk at a specific location every week, or meet at different locations every week. A walking group can use walking sticks or trekking poles to keep them on their feet and moving. Read More 

Retirement Communities: 3 Ways to Fit In

If you are about to move into a retirement community and you are of the friendly sort, you may appreciate a few reminders about how to fit in. Life will be quite a bit different from what you are used to, and your social skills may need a little tweaking, so here are three important ways to be popular in your new place. 1. You should get a feel for the place before you move in. Read More