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New Year’s Goals for Family Caregivers

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New Year’s Goals for Family Caregivers

A brand new year is right around the corner, bringing plenty of opportunities for a fresh start. If you’re the sole caregiver for an aging parent or loved one, now is a great time to take a step back and ask yourself, “How am I really doing?” All too often, caregivers put their own needs […]

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How to Choose the Best Memory Care Community for a Loved One

When it comes to finding the right assisted living memory care community for your loved one, it can be difficult to know where to start. Because every community is different, it takes time and research to narrow your options and determine the best fit. So, what should you keep in mind while visiting assisted living […]

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Is it Time for Assisted Living? 5 Signs to Look for This Holiday Season

Now that the holidays are in full swing, many of us will be traveling home to celebrate with family from near and far. With all your family members in one place, the holidays can be a good time to check on your aging parents and make sure they’re still safe and happy in their home. […]

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Giving Thanks: The Power of Gratitude

As Thanksgiving approaches, we’re all reminded to pause and take a moment to count our blessings. But did you know that there are many benefits to expressing our gratitude not just during Thanksgiving, but all year long? As it turns out, gratitude is powerful. According to Dr. Robert Emmons, a gratitude researcher, practicing gratitude magnifies […]

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What Are “Activities of Daily Living?”

If you’re just starting to look for senior living options for a parent or loved one, you might come across some confusing terminology. Two acronyms you may see while researching senior living communities are activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). These terms are used by healthcare professionals to determine […]

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How Does Assisted Living Cater to Introverts and Extroverts?

Generally speaking, we all fall into one of two broad personality types: introverts and extroverts. The main difference between extroverts and introverts is where they draw their energy. Extroverts gain energy by being around other people. Introverts, on the other hand, lose energy by being around too many people at one time; they recharge by […]

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Checklist: What to Bring When Moving a Parent to Assisted Living

Are you getting ready to help your parent move into an assisted living community? If so, you may be wondering what to pack. Because assisted living apartments are limited on space, your parent will need to streamline their belongings down to just the essentials. Chances are, your parent has lived in the same home for […]

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5 Benefits of Memory Care for Older Adults

If you’re caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know the importance of keeping them safe and comfortable. But there comes a point when a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may need a greater level of care than can be provided at home, even with the support of a family […]

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How to Talk to Siblings About an Aging Parent’s Care Needs

Watching our parents grow older is a part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Over time, it’s natural for family roles to reverse as adult children become the caregivers for their aging parents. It could be that your mom or dad just needs a little help around the home, or maybe they […]

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Ask the Expert: How to Find and Choose an Assisted Living Community for a Parent

If your parent or older loved one needs a little extra help with daily tasks, it might be time to consider assisted living. In an assisted living community, residents live independently but receive assistance with daily activities like medication management, grooming, bathing, and getting dressed. When it comes to finding and choosing an assisted living […]

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