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5 Tips for Reducing Seniors’ Loneliness

Among the greatest challenges to successful senior care services is maintaining patients’ emotional and mental health. This revelation can shock the families of seniors who enjoyed vibrant careers and personal relationships during their active years. Nevertheless, it makes sense when one considers seniors’ lifestyle changes: their children and other family get busy with careers, their […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Treatment costs for Alzheimer’s disease are projected to reach $1 trillion by 2050. This disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases worldwide, affecting over 5 million Americans. As National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, now is a time to reflect and seek out opportunities to educate ourselves further and advocate for those who cannot. Get familiarized […]

How to Show Appreciation for Your Elders

Some of the kindest things you can do for elderly loved ones are also the easiest to forget: asking for their advice, showing them courtesy, sharing meals with them, and more. We may see such acts as minor or inconsequential; however, seniors—especially those in a living or hospice care facility—often regard them as moving in […]

Why An Assisted Living Community Will Keep Your Loved One Safe

September 22nd marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Slip & falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits. It’s a public health issue and one that many must take seriously, especially seniors who live alone. For the safest senior housing facility, consider staff availability, caregiver experience, resident privacy, emergency preparedness, individualized care, and overall […]

How to Choose an Assisted Living Community for Your Parents

Although assisted living communities should provide a home for their senior residents, some patients experience harm at the hands of caregivers, a tragedy observed on World Elder Abuse Day. Families concerned by such incidents can help avoid them by seeking and visiting a high-quality senior care home, where they can ask about the staff, accommodations, […]

Palliative vs. Hospice Care

When a senior is stricken with a terminal illness, their loved ones face a difficult challenge: determining the proper care to relieve their elder’s burdens. Palliative and hospice care each serve unique purposes, and deciding between them depends on the end goal of your loved one’s treatment. Whichever you choose, seek a reliable elder care […]

4 Ways to Keep Your Elders Active

No matter how old an individual may be, one form of exercise cannot provide all the benefits that multiple forms combined can. The same goes for seniors: they should incorporate several kinds of activities into their lifestyle, especially if they live in an assisted living community. Specifically, they should experiment with exercises that cater to […]

How Aging Adults Can Connect with Loved Ones

In light of Join Hands Day—which is dedicated to bringing people together no matter their age—we reflect on the means through which elders can connect with loved ones. Indeed, those living in an assisted living community will want to maintain connections with family and friends as much as possible. If your senior lives in such […]

Aging-Related Memory Loss vs. Alzheimer’s Disease

A certain amount of memory loss normally occurs as people age. Nevertheless, seniors and their loved ones should monitor the progression of their memory loss over the years. Doing so—as well as studying the differences between forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s—allows families to recognize when they should seek medical services for a loved one. […]

The Emotional Effects of Dealing with Terminal Illness

Given their consequences, terminal illnesses usually create emotional repercussions. So, their proper care involves identifying a patient’s emotional responses and determining how to help them process these emotions. Both palliative care and hospice care respond to such concerns, so seek a local provider who can assist you and your loved one through your difficult times.  […]