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Assisted Living: What Does That Mean?

  • Assisted Living: What Does That Mean?
    February 2, 2024

    We receive many calls from family members trying to decide if or when Mom or Dad should go to a residential assisted living community. That can be a tough decision, so here is some general information that might help explain what residential assisted living is all about.

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  • The Relationship Between Aging and Malnutrition
    January 22, 2024

    As we age, we’re confronted with physical issues that we never had to deal with in our younger days. We tire more easily, and we nap more frequently. Our senses may weaken, and we don’t see, hear or smell as well as we used to. We feel aches and pains that we never felt before. There is another issue that we don’t always think about that can play a partial role in all of the above, and that is malnutrition.

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  • The Caregivers’ Information Checklist
    October 19, 2023

    Organizing crucial information about an elderly loved one is akin to assembling a compass for an intricate journey. As time unfolds, the aging process can introduce unexpected twists and turns, accompanied by shifts in health, financial dynamics, and legal circumstances. In the role of caregiver, anticipating and preparing for these transitions is essential.

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  • What Is Sundown Syndrome?
    September 28, 2023

    Sundown syndrome involves heightened confusion, agitation, and behavioral challenges during late afternoon and evening.

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  • Medication Safety
    September 28, 2023

    Make sure all health care team members know about any prescription and over-the-counter medications, including herbal or vitamin supplements a person is taking to ensure medication safety.

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  • Treatments for Sundown Syndrome
    September 26, 2023

    Sundown syndrome is a common aspect of living with dementia or dementia-related diseases, and effectively managing its symptoms is a crucial component of the overall care plan.

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  • Hospice Care
    September 25, 2023

    The primary purpose of hospice care is to manage pain and other symptoms during the last six months of life where treatments focus on comfort rather than curing the underlying disease.

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  • Visiting Your Doctor
    July 20, 2023

    Effective communication with your doctor is important when you are seeking a diagnosis for memory loss. Ask questions, be prepared to answer questions, and be as honest as possible.

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  • Respite Care
    July 14, 2023

    Respite Care provides temporary care for you or your loved one when the daily caregiver (often a family member) needs a break from the responsibility of caregiving.

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  • What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
    July 13, 2023

    Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

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