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

Reversible Dementia vs. Irreversible Dementia

With Alzheimer’s continuing to be on the rise, there is more talk than ever regarding dementia. With all of the media attention, it’s no wonder that so many adults worry that every lapse in memory or moment of befuddlement could … Read More

7 Tips to Personalize Your Parents Assisted Living Home

  With a little planning, personalizing your parents assisted living home can be enjoyable and even fun! We all know that moving can be stressful for both parties; however, allow yourself to feel good by creating a space that mom … 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

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

Warning Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

When an elderly loved one needs help at home, it is not always obvious. In fact, it is usually the people who are closest that are the last to notice warning signs. Why? Familiarity. When changes happen gradually over time, … Read More

How to Check the Reputation of a Long Term Care Facility

  Searching for the right long term facility for your loved one can become emotional and overwhelming. With so much to consider such as cost, location and care options, the last thing you want to worry about is if a … Read More

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