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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 […]

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.  […]

5 Ways to Help Your Elder Improve Their Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, a time to recognize the importance of heart health, acknowledge the risk of heart disease, and encourage healthy habits! These concerns apply to seniors in particular. If you have one at risk of heart disease, urge them to eat a healthy diet, engage in physical activity, and practice heart health […]

How To Tell If You Have A Senior Moment

Senior moments—a nonmedical term for mental lapses—occur as our brains endure normal, age-related memory decline over time. Such moments include distorting words (literal paraphasia) as well as forgetting names, phone numbers, and reasons that you walked into a room (“What was I going to get?”). Changes in neurotransmitters and brain size can cause these incidents, […]

On Pre-Assessing Seniors for Assisted Living

The transition into an assisted living situation can be difficult for both seniors and their loved ones. Oftentimes, it’s a move into the unknown, which forces families to wonder how their lives will change. However, the knowledge that an assisted living facility provides all-inclusive senior care can assuage some concerns. To optimize that care, many […]

Tips for Healthy Aging for Elders

Maintaining one’s health should be a lifelong practice, but it’s also one that you can start at any point, including your golden years. There are many things you can do yourself or with a loved one to foster a lifestyle of health and wellness. Even reliable elder assisted living facilities provide programs and activities to […]

How to Finance Hospice Care

Moving a loved one into hospice care services can bring you up against financial challenges: how will you pay for it? How long can their savings (or yours) cover the expenses? Thankfully, several financial support options are available, including short-term loans, long-term insurance, or Veteran’s Aid. Those in need of hospice services in and around […]