Category: assisted living
Its More Than Just Physical CareJul 27, 2011
Whether you've been a caregiver for a month or several years, you've no doubt figured out that your loved one requires more than just physical assistance with the daily activities of living. Just like you, a loved one who can observe, listen, or participate in activities enjoys them just because it makes him or her happy. Its more than just physical care.
What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care (LTC) InsuranceAug 15, 2011
What is long-term care insurance, and why is it important? Statistics tell us that: - 75% of those over 65 will need a caregiver or facility services - 40% of people who are under 65 are either on or will be using long-term care benefits for periods of time due to accidents or illness. When we are younger, we think we are invincible.
Is Your Home Feeling Lonely?Aug 24, 2011
It’s a question that many people are asking themselves... First your children moved out, and when they did you may have converted those extra bedrooms into an exercise room, a craft room, the ultimate den or the perfect guest room; but how often do you really use them? Now you may be dealing with the loss of your spouse and those unused rooms are daily reminders that you are living in an empty house.
7 Tech-Friendly Recommendations for Baby BoomersSep 07, 2011
As a Baby Boomer dealing with hearing loss, memory loss, and unbending knees, they appreciate every bit of senior assistance. That gratitude extends to manufacturers developing products tailored for those with reduced capacity or not familiar with our rapidly changing tech world.
Life in a retirement home: What's it really like?Apr 16, 2012
VIDEO: Wondering what life in a retirement community is really like? Residents tell you all about it in Seniors on Screen!
What you need to know to find the best retirement homeApr 18, 2012
VIDEO: To find the best retirement home you need to know what questions to ask and what the homes offer. Check out this expert advice.
Senior Care Resources: Getting Help at HomeMay 14, 2012
Need advice planning your health care options or want to find support now? The Senior Care Advisor Tool can help! Read more...
Continuing care: What is it? Who is it for?Aug 16, 2012
Continuing care, also known as long-term care, offers a perfect setting for a vulnerable senior in your life.
Herbal Tea Gardening: Grow Your Own Herbal Iced TeasJul 10, 2012
Herbs are not only delicious and great for cooking, but are also packed with health benefits. Here's how to grow your own for herb tea.
How to deal with cliques at your retirement homeJul 24, 2012
When you move to a retirement home you need to become friends with existing groups. It can feel like high school but it will work out.
Down with Bingo? Real Life Programming in Assisted LivingJul 19, 2012
Bingo is great but it shouldn't be the default activity in retirement homes. Let's get over our pretenses and provide real life programming.