As you age, you find yourself looking for a new home with less responsibilities. Some of you are turning 55 and looking for a senior living community and others find ourselves falling down more often – either way, you are looking for a home with options that relate to your changing needs. Below are all […]
In this day and age, 99% of the time you will see at least one person around you busy on their cell phone. People constantly use cell phones for checking emails, looking up directions, taking photographs, socializing, and even browsing the web. But what, exactly, would a senior do with a cell phone?
Becoming a caregiver is an extremely important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are a number of benefits to helping a loved one but there are also a few unexpected costs to consider.
For years you have been trying to convince dad to get a new mattress but as usual he isn’t budging! Rather than fighting a losing battle, help dad ship his mattress to his new senior living facility. He will feel right at home with his old mattress.
As a caregiver, you are part of a community of supportive people taking care of a family member or good friend. No matter how long you have been a caregiver, you’ve played an important part in someone’s life. At some point it may become time to transition your responsibilities to another person.
At this point in your life, you will find yourself switching roles with your parents – before you know it, you have become the parent. For many, this may mean it is time to start taking on a decision making role in your parents’ lives.
Many seniors have lived in their current house for decades and would prefer to live out their days in that same house instead of uprooting and moving into a senior living facility. For some seniors this is unrealistic, but for many it is an attainable goal.
Many people who are responsible for the care of another share an emotional connection to the person they are caring for. For many caregivers, accepting constructive criticism from others is a difficult thing.
Involvement in meaningful social activities and maintaining close relationships are two key components of healthy aging. Maintaining these relationships and staying involved in social activities can be difficult if seniors isolate themselves from others. Isolation can lead to loneliness and sometimes depression.
Moving a senior with dementia is difficult for both the caregiver as well as the senior. Day to day tasks can be complicated for a senior with dementia; adding a senior move into an already difficult situation can be quite taxing for all involved in the move. Below are great tips to take into consideration […]