What to Look for When Visiting Your Independent Elderly Parents In the summertime, there is more family activity - from visiting to family reunions, and family vacations. Often these have become routine and regular outings for the group. However, as one ages it can become more difficult to keep up and participate like before. There are things to look for when you are visiting to see if the activity planned will be appropriate for them this time. Be observant of the following things; you … [Read more...] about Visiting Elderly Family Members
Most of our elderly loved ones express the desire to remain at home when they become more dependent on another for their daily care and living needs. However, this may become cost prohibitive and can force the senior and family to seek placement in a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly; also known as Assisted Living Community or Care Home. Especially if 24 hour care and supervision is necessary. See the Genworth Chart of Comparison with the different types of care for our elderly and … [Read more...] about Cost of Senior Living vs In Home Care
Socialization Beats Antipsychotics Socialization is KEY in the treatment of those diagnosed with a form of dementia; it has been proven to be more successful than administering antipsychotics. It has been found by experience that the use of social involvement is more beneficial. Studies show that increased social contact and communal activities are more successful in addressing aggression and agitation. It is also known that group cognitive stimulation therapy, focusing on games, … [Read more...] about Socialization Beats Antipsychotics
Different Types of Senior Living How do you choose the right one? There are several different types of senior living and it is extremely important that when you are choosing a community or home to live in for senior care that you know the differences and what their specialties are. I have seen many families choose one based on just a few criteria like PRICE or LOCATION alone and ending up with an unhappy or declining senior. American Senior Home Finders takes the time to … [Read more...] about Types of Senior LIving; How do you Choose?
Tips for having the conversation with your elderly parents about taking the keys. Driving is about safety Driving is a matter of health, skills and safety - not age. So, there is no magic number that tells us its time to start modifying driving habits or stop driving all together. Here are some great tips to help you decide what will keep your elderly loved one safe while getting around to the places they like to go. read … [Read more...] about When Should We Take The Keys?
BINGO is often related to seniors and played in our local senior centers. Wonder why? A study in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that playing Bingo provides mental stimulation that is highly therapeutic to people with cognitive disorders. It can increase; alertness awareness memory function thought process and other cognitive abilities…even hours after playing. So, if your elderly parent, grand-parent, neighbor or friend asks you to play … [Read more...] about Playing BINGO is Therapeutic