Trying to find the right senior living option for a loved one is a daunting task. There are more senior living options for family caregivers to weigh today than ever before, and the search is often wrought with emotion and sometimes guilt about no longer being able to meet a loved one’s care needs.
With autumn breezes and cooler weather arriving, you might feel the urge to cozy up with some delicious comfort foods and treats. The season is full of tasty options that feature harvest favorites like pumpkin, squash, and apple. Get cooking with just a few of our favorite treats that are senior-nutrition-friendly.
Searching for long-term senior care options that are ideal for your current situation and future needs is a serious task. Fortunately, the senior living industry offers many options to accommodate seniors of every ability. Unfortunately, this array of choices can be overwhelming to someone just starting his or her search.
Nearly half of the people who move into independent senior living communities say they decided to do so because they no longer felt it was safe for them or their spouse to remain in their home. And after settling into an assisted living community, nearly as many people wish they’d made the transition sooner.
Making the decision on senior living can be confusing. In fact, just when you think you have narrowed down your options to a specific type of senior care, you can be met with more choices and pricing based on level-of-care needs.
If you’re having a hard time deciding whether assisted living or independent living is the best option for you, you’re not alone. Weighing senior living options can be confusing and downright overwhelming.
Once you or a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia, it can be difficult to work through the emotions of the diagnosis while also working on a treatment plan of care that will keep your loved one safe and healthy for as long as possible. However, a roadmap to resources that can help your loved one live a life that is full of independence and dignity may be nearer than you think. A top-quality dementia care facility can not only be a place of comfort and safety for your loved one, but it can also be a place of education and understanding for you. As you begin to look at dementia care facilities—what we call memory care communities—in your area, take note of a few details that can help you choose one that will become a part of your extended family for the duration of your journey.
Families of senior living residents often joke that their loved one has a busier calendar of social events and planned activities than their younger family members do — and that doesn’t happen by accident.