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

Surviving with Humor: Tough Times Call for Laughter

    When going through hard times, it may seem impossible to find humor in anything. If a loved one is suffering or has passed, guilt may also be at play. You may feel selfish or insensitive for even thinking of … 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

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 an Ombudsman?

The word ombudsman means, “citizen representative”. He or she is appointed to investigate and resolve complaints made by private citizens against officials or government agencies.  LTC (long-term care) ombudsmen programs are government run and available to every senior living in … 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