One of the challenges of aging is the loneliness and the gradual loss of independence. You may find that your loved one is not interacting with others as much. You may also find that your loved one is struggling to manage finances and handle day-to-day activities. But when you sit down with your loved one, you find out that he or she is lonely and still wants to be independent. As you prepare to settle your loved one into an assisted living facility, there are things you can do to help your loved one remain independent while avoiding loneliness.
30 November 2015
When most people think about memory loss and dementia, they think about Alzheimer's disease; while Alzheimer's is one form of dementia, it is not the only one. Some people may find that they suffer from a much less commonly recognized form of dementia known as frontotemporal dementia. If you or someone you know has received such a diagnosis, get to know more about what frontotemporal dementia entails and what you can do to better manage the disease and your care going forward.
20 November 2015
If there is a senior in your life that is trying to maintain their independence as long as possible, help them out with a few simple strategies that may preserve the senior's autonomy, and that may help to decrease any resistance to change. Some tips for helping seniors maintain their independence include: Give your senior some respect. Respect the lifestyle choices of seniors, and strive to find ways to preserve or increase the individual's independence.
20 November 2015
If your elderly parents have a hard time taking care of themselves and are isolated at home, it may be time to move them into a senior living facility, like Crimson Ridge Meadows. Although they may not want to leave the home they've lived in for many years, you have to consider their safety and well-being. It's even possible your parents will be happier once they've adjusted, since they will have a more active social life and their meals and medications will be monitored.
17 November 2015
It is a fact of life that parents will need more attention and care as they grow older. It is likely that you will have to go through the process of helping your parents select and settle in to their next phase of life. If you were raised by lesbian mothers or gay fathers, you know that your family unit often looks or will be perceived differently than opposite sex family units.
17 November 2015
For many older people moving out their homes, the transition can be tough, especially if they have lived in the same home for many years. Some elderly people move into assisted living facilities because their spouses have passed away and they are tired of living alone. Others choose to live in assisted living facility because they can no longer handle the daily tasks of cooking and caring for a house. Follow these tips for helping your elderly loved one make the transition to an assisted living home easier and a positive change.
13 November 2015
If you are considering a move to an independent living community, you need to consider a few factors before you pick a specific location. In many cases, these factors can help you choose between the different locations around your area. Size The first thing you should consider is the size of the living area of each residence. Each community will usually offer different types living areas, so you want to choose one that best suits your personal needs.
12 November 2015