Tag Archives: professional senior care

Debunking Myths About Assisted Living

March 20, 2024

Transitioning to assisted living is an impactful life change for seniors and their loved ones that can naturally cause anxiety and uncertainty. Moreover, families may hesitate to use senior care when they hear misconceptions about life at elder nursing homes (including unappetizing food and dull activities). In reality, senior living communities encourage seniors to embrace […]

Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Seniors in Assisted Living

January 17, 2024

Completing everyday tasks can be challenging for aging seniors, which limits their independence and undermines their quality of life. Yet comprehensive elder care services offer access to life-enhancing medical treatments, such as occupational therapy. This treatment promises numerous benefits for seniors in assisted living, including increased ability to complete daily tasks, increased cognitive ability, and […]

A Guide to the Different Types of Senior Care Services

September 20, 2023

America is getting older. The median age of US citizens is increasing, and high-quality senior care services have never been more in demand. The aging process presents physical and mental obstacles, making support services of different levels critical for those in their golden years. If you or a loved one finds daily routines increasingly challenging, […]

How to Deal with a Loved One’s Cognitive Decline

February 15, 2023

Watching a loved one struggle with cognitive decline can be heartbreaking. Yet with patience and understanding from everyone involved, families and their elders can navigate these challenges together. From identifying the warning signs to addressing their evolving needs, you can learn how best to support your elderly family member as they go through cognitive decline. […]

5 Tips for Reducing Seniors’ Loneliness

December 28, 2022

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 […]

How to Choose an Assisted Living Community for Your Parents

August 24, 2022

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

July 20, 2022

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

May 18, 2022

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

April 20, 2022

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

March 16, 2022

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.  […]