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
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, now affects some 5.4 million Americans, representing the third leading cause of death in our country. Even more troubling is the fact that this number is predicted to double in just the next 15 years. Women are disproportionately at risk, representing 65% of Alzheimer’s cases. In fact, a woman’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease now exceeds her risk of developing breast cancer. The annual cost for caring for Alzheimer’s … [Read more...] about Carbs are Detrimental to the Brain
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