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
I was called by a Social Worker who asked me if I could go on a house call to an elderly woman to talk to her about the advantages of living in an assisted living community. There was attention and concern for her because she was showing signs of forgetfulness and some personal neglect. There were also signs of financial abuse from a family member. I met with them at her apartment. We discussed what she likes to do for enjoyment, socialization, etc. We discussed her former career. … [Read more...] about Meet Mary Jo
I attended a talk about Elder Abuse that opened my eyes more and to look for the signs so that I can do more to help those in need. The abuse of elders and dependent adults occurs at all income levels and in every city in Orange County. Over 225,000 Californians become victims each year. 1 in 14 cases go unreported. Abuse is often divided into four main categories: physical abuse neglect psychological or emotional abuse and financial abuse Other types of … [Read more...] about Elder Abuse in Orange County
Top 5 Things People Want to Know About Senior Living Communities 1. Will my mom or dad be happy there? Before moving your loved one into a senior living community you want to visit it. Visit first to get the general look and feel of the place and ask questions to find out if they can provide the care and atmosphere that will help enhance their life. If your parent is not able to join you on the visit then you will be the judge. Statistics show that when the correct assisted living … [Read more...] about Top 5 Things People Want to Know
On Sunday May 10th 2015, all mothers will be honored for the love and guidance they have given to their children. It is a day to be with those who are still with use, and remember those who were once by our side. I can truly say majority of my purpose and pursuit in life stemmed from my mom. They show you what to do, what not to do, and most importantly they let you learn it yourself and by experience. These are some fun facts about moms: Diaper Changes: 7,300 by … [Read more...] about To Honor The Mothers!