Senior Care: Spice up Your Calendar with Fun Observance Days!

Did you know that you can find at least one if not several observance days for every day out of the year? Jazzing up the activity calendar at your senior care community is simple when you add these easy but unexpected … Read More

Dementia Support Through Creativity and Craft

With a little bit of creativity, anyone can turn very little into something impactful for someone with dementia. It is up to those that are able to help fill voids that dementia takes away. Although memories and other losses and … Read More

When is it Time for Hospice Care?

Hospice Care Hospice care services are typically designed to give compassionate care for terminally ill individuals who have a life expectancy of 6 months or less and are no longer seeking a cure. The primary goal of hospice is to … Read More

Respectful Communication with Seniors: Don’t Call me Sweetie!

Pet names can be sweet signs of affection to the intimate people in your life. For many families it is totally acceptable to call your husband honey, your child sweetie or your pet pookie. However, what’s cute for family and … Read More

Your Guide to Senior Care Acronyms

The senior care world is full of acronyms, from ADLs to CCRC what does it all mean? For someone entering into the world of caregiving these terms can seem mind boggling! Whether your mom has moved into an assisted living … Read More

Family Caregivers: A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

All caregivers face challenges from time to time, sometimes forgetting their personal rights. Family caregivers in particular have their own set of obstacles due to years of personal history and the nature of the relationship. Many family caregivers have trouble … 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 Palliative Care?

Palliative Care Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness in need of relief from pain and suffering. Palliative services focus on improving the patients quality of life by providing as much comfort as … Read More

November: National Family Caregiver Challenge!

November National Family Caregivers Month “Take Care to Give Care” National Family Caregivers Month is recognized each November in celebration of family members who care for one or more of their loved ones.  “Take Care to Give Care” is the … Read More

Driving Miss. Norma: A Year Long Adventure at 90

This is a story of love, a story of adventure and most of all a story of gaining a second lease on life. Michigan native Norma Jean Bauerschmidt had no idea that at age 90 her life would be completely transformed. In … Read More