What is a Power of Attorney (POA)?

Answer: A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows a competent adult to appoint a person(s) or organization to manage their affairs should they become unable to do so. The “principle” designates a trusted individual to make financial and or … Read More

Can Nursing Homes Break Away from Unwanted Stigmas?

Just the name nursing home can send chills down the spine of an older adult. Despite massive advancements, many nursing homes continue to struggle with breaking away from unwanted stigmas stemming from the past. How nursing home stigmas began. Nursing homes have … Read More

What are ADLs and IADLs?

Have you heard the term ADLs or IADLs and wonder what it means? If so, you are not alone, becoming familiar with senior care related acronyms can take some getting used to! ADL stands for activities of daily living and … Read More

How to Tell the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia

Delirium and dementia can often be confused because both conditions can cause a person to become cognitively confused and emotionally distressed. Each typically occur when some sort of trauma has taken place within the brain. Delirium is more prevalent in … Read More

Safety Checklist for Seniors Living at Home

These days, more seniors are able to remain in the comfort of their own home as they age. This is partly due to the increasing amount of available resources for the elderly. Utilizing these resources is an important step in reducing … Read More

Senior Celebrity Spotlight: Susan Sarandon

Today’s senior celebrity spotlight shines on the beautiful and talented Susan Sarandon. At the age of 70, she continues to inspire others through her positive attitude, healthy lifestyle and learned wisdoms. Between acting, boxing, ping pong, humanitarian work and being a … Read More

Red Wine and Alzheimer’s Disease-What Do We Know?

There are fairly new and encouraging studies being conducted by scientists all over the world showing a positive link between a chemical found in red wine and Alzheimer’s Disease. While it may not be as simple as pouring a glass … Read More

Caregiving: Why is Routine Important?

Routines can greatly reduce stress among the elderly. As a caregiver, establishing a consistent routine helps seniors know what’s next while feeling safe and secure. If the elderly person you are caring for has dementia, routines can become even more … Read More

What are the Benefits of a Nonprofit Nursing Home?

When searching for the right nursing home for your loved one, there are many things to consider. Your checklist will likely include things such as price, proximity, and environment along with the information you receive from the facility and reviews regarding … Read More

How to Create Meaningful Activities as a Caregiver

Providing seniors with meaningful activities lifts spirits, enhances mood and provides several mental health benefits. Maintaining a sense of purpose and self-reliance is very important to seniors even when they are in need of caregiving due to dementia or major physical … Read More