QUESTION. How do I know if it’s time for my parent or loved one to move into a community or care home? ANSWER: There are certain signs to look for to help determine this. If you are concerned about the safety, health, mental or social welfare of your parent or loved one, it is time to take a look at getting care at home or placement. If your family member no longer recognizes their current home environment, this is another indication that placement is necessary. Finding the … [Read more...] about When Is It Time For Placement?
I know that I have personally always enjoyed belting it out while listening to a great song while I am driving. Or when there is a chance to go out with old-time friends and sing KARAOKE to those songs we grew up with. Studies show that there are many benefits to singing in groups. Here are the ones that might interest you. Provides exercise. Singing can be considered a fun workout. It pumps your lungs, strengthens your diaphragm and stimulates circulation. Eases asthma. Some research, … [Read more...] about Singing for your health! Benefits of singing include less stress, increased memory, better sleep and no more snoring.
The NUMBER ONE CONFUSION that we encounter is many people think that Assisted Living is the same as a Nursing Home. Read the following to dispel the myths about this. Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing Care When a person requires someone else to help him with his physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, this is considered long-term care. This help may be required temporary while they recover from an Illness, accident or injury. Or it may be more permanently … [Read more...] about The Number One Confusion;Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home
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