How to Help a Senior with Parkinson’s
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How to Help a Senior with Parkinson’s

If you are taking care of a loved one with Parkinson’s, you are not alone. Here are a few suggestions on how to help a senior with Parkinson’s. Educate Yourself When there is a new diagnosis, often families don’t know where to turn. Getting all the information you can may help. Particularly if you are…

When Is the Right Time to Move to Assisted Living?
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When Is the Right Time to Move to Assisted Living?

It is common for families to never ask one another, when is the right time to move to assisted living? This is natural, as most people want to stay in their own homes for their entire life. While remaining in your own home is a possibility for some, the facts show that many people will…

Stages of Alzheimer’s and Seeking Help as the Disease Progresses
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Stages of Alzheimer’s and Seeking Help as the Disease Progresses

There are different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Each stage is part of the disease progressing. Unfortunately, this often means the disease gets worse over the years. The shifts are due, in part, to the disease impacting different parts of your brain at different points in the development of the disease. If you or someone you…

Transitioning to Assisted Living Communities: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Loved One
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Transitioning to Assisted Living Communities: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Loved One

When someone you love is deciding between assisted living communities, it is a time of many changes. Of course, for your loved one, but also for you. You are likely managing some aspects of the move, from downsizing belongings to navigating budgets. It can be an emotional time for all involved. If you are seeking…

How to Find the Right Senior Care Facilities For Aging Parents
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How to Find the Right Senior Care Facilities For Aging Parents

It’s never easy making the decision to put your aging parent in a nursing home or senior care facility. Understandably, it’s hard not to feel guilty about the situation even if deep down you know that it’s for the best. As I have written before, caring for your elderly parent is nice but it doesn’t…

Tips for Helping Seniors Downsize
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Tips for Helping Seniors Downsize

Helping seniors downsize can be difficult, especially if they have spent most of their life in a house. It can make the senior feel as though it’s another piece of their life that is coming to an end. This is why it’s is essential you approach helping your senior loved one downsize with sensitivity. The…

What Happens If There Is an Emergency at an Independent Living Facility?
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What Happens If There Is an Emergency at an Independent Living Facility?

Belinda Worth, 88 years old, collapsed while at her independent living facility in Florida. When the staff called 9-1-1, the dispatcher requested the staff to perform CPR, but they refused. The staff member reported it was against policy. By the time the ambulance arrived, Belinda was dead. This may surprise you. It may make you…

5 Ways to Boost Socialization in an Assisted Living Facility
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5 Ways to Boost Socialization in an Assisted Living Facility

Social engagement is an important factor in quality of life. Seniors who involve themselves in activity they enjoy are more likely to be satisfied and happy with their life. It’s not always easy to be social in an assisted living facility, especially when you’re new. Groups form over time, and it can be difficult to…

How to Deal with Putting Your Older Parent in a Home
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How to Deal with Putting Your Older Parent in a Home

The time has come. You made the decision to put your older parent in a nursing home or assisted living facility. You didn’t necessarily want to do it, but you know deep down inside it’s best. Why do you feel so guilty and sad about it, though? The answer lies in how you’re dealing with…

How Seniors at an Assisted Living Facility Can Benefit from Personal Consulting
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How Seniors at an Assisted Living Facility Can Benefit from Personal Consulting

Personal consulting can help seniors who are residing in an assisted living facility. Many seniors must live in this setting because they need the support the staff at the facility provides. This may be with meals, hygiene, medication, or falls. While seniors often have people around them they live with, many continue to feel lonely….