Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Assisted Living

When it is necessary for your loved one to transition into an assisted living, you want to make sure they receive the best care possible. There are many components that must work together in harmony to create a successful living … Read More

Finding Senior Care for Your Loved One

In Home Care In-home care is care provided to a senior adult by a caregiving professional to assist the senior with the activities of daily living (ADLs) right in the comfort of their own home. The term activities of daily … Read More

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

What is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)? To understand Lewy Body Dementia it is important to first understand the term dementia on a whole. Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with … Read More

7 Red Flags to Look for When Choosing a LTC Facility

If the time has come for you to help your loved one transition into a Long Term Care (LTC) facility, look out for these 7 red flags found in communities that may not be up to par. 1. Nurse Aide Attitude- … Read More

Backyard Granny Pods: The Exciting Elderly Care Option

Granny Pods also known as MedCottages are an exciting housing alternative to nursing and other senior care facilities. Now mom can be just steps away while having her own private, comfortable and safe space to live in. Basically, a Granny Pod … Read More

How to Help Aging Parents with their Pets

Beloved pets are part of the family, so what happens when your loved ones can no longer care for them due to aging? There are options available to help you and your elderly family member make a decision that is … Read More

Become a Pen Pal to a Senior

In grandma and grandpa’s generation, a letter was a special arrival waiting inside the mailbox. I can still hear the sound of paper ripping as my grandmother carefully opened each envelope with her paper knife. She would smile as she came … Read More

Volunteering for the Elderly

While working as a Wellness and Life Enrichment Director I came across many individuals who were interested in volunteering with the elderly but were unsure as to what they could actually do. They simply knew they wanted it to be … Read More

7 More Tips for Advocating for Your Loved One in a Facility

If you help take care of a family member or friend, your role as caregiver is just as important whether you live in the same house as them, across town, or across the country. In my post last week I … Read More

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Advocating for Your Loved One in a Facility: Your Role as Caregiver Remains Essential (Part I)

We are all caregivers whether our loved one lives in their own home, in our home, or in a facility. Whether we live down the hall from them, across town, or across the country, our role as their caregiver and … Read More