If you’re concerned about the safety of your parent living alone, or if your parent requires more daily assistance than you can provide, it may be wise to begin looking at an assisted living community. In assisted living, residents live independently but receive assistance with daily activities such as medication management, grooming, bathing, and getting dressed. […]
Top Questions to Ask When Researching Assisted Living
When living alone is no longer the best option for your parent or older loved one, it may be time to consider the benefits of moving to an assisted living community. Today’s assisted living communities are designed with safety and comfort in mind, providing older adults with the extra daily assistance and support they need […]
What are the Best Pets for Older Adults?
Pets fill a very special role in our lives, providing companionship, joy, acceptance, and unconditional love. Interaction with animals can also offer significant mental, physical, and emotional health benefits for people of all ages, particularly older adults. Today, let’s take a look at the mutually beneficial relationship between pets and seniors. Pets and Health If […]
What’s the Difference Between Forgetfulness and Memory Loss?
Learn how to tell the difference between normal age-related changes and dementia, and when it’s time to look for Assisted Living Memory Care. […]
How to Tell When an Aging Parent Needs Extra Help
How do you know when an older parent needs assisted living? Here are some of the signs to look for in your older loved one. […]
What’s New in Memory Care?
When it’s time to find memory care and support for a loved one, you might not know what to expect, especially if you’ve never visited a memory care community before. Like many people, you may even have outdated ideas of what memory care is really like. The truth is, memory care has changed tremendously over […]
When is it Time for Memory Care? Look for These 5 Signs
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, there are many difficult decisions to make, including when to consider residential memory care. Because no two people experience dementia in exactly the same way, it’s hard to predict how quickly an individual’s symptoms will progress over time. In the early stages of […]
5 Fast Facts to Know About Assisted Living
Assisted living is the fastest-growing senior living segment in the United States, with thousands of older adults choosing to move to a community rather than “age in place” at home. But despite its popularity, there are still many myths surrounding assisted living that may prevent older adults from making the move. If you’re thinking about […]
How to Compare Assisted Living Memory Care Communities
An estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, and this number is expected to increase over the next decade. As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, quality memory care will be essential. Recognizing this, the senior living industry has evolved to meet the needs of the next […]
5 Uplifting Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
As the holidays come to an end, it’s not unusual to sense a shift in your mood. January brings freezing temperatures and shorter days, which can make us all feel a bit more sluggish, unmotivated, and down. Older adults, in particular, are at risk for the “winter blues” because they tend to spend more time […]