The transition into memory care can be difficult for family members and loved ones with dementia alike—the best strategies allow family members to grieve and loved ones to maintain their dignity throughout the process.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to visit family or friends and count your blessings. While all that is wonderful, there is one thing you cannot deny: Thanksgiving is also about the food! What a treasured holiday when we all can gather to enjoy delicious family favorites that comfort us and bring us into the holiday season. Who knew mashed potatoes and turkey could evoke such lovely memories?
More than eight million Americans have purchased long-term care insurance (LTCI) policies to ensure that future or unexpected care needs won’t drain their savings or burden their family members.
But many of those people are unsure exactly what that insurance covers when it comes to senior living. Every LTCI policy is different, so it’s important to understand exactly what is and isn’t covered under your policy from day one.
A whopping 93 percent of people who move into senior living communities make friends with their new neighbors—and the benefits of those new friendships go well beyond card games, good laughs, and happy hours.
When it comes to memory, you’ve probably been told to “use it or lose it” more than once. It’s an old adage that has been applied to new findings that certain activities can boost brain proteins that improve memory or actually make the area of your brain responsible for verbal memory larger.
As you age, you may notice that some of your friends or neighbors are moving out of their homes and into a senior living community. Some seniors move into a senior living community out of necessity, and others move into a community as a conscious choice, part of their personal plan in the retirement years. If you have been wondering what all of the buzz is about, consider a few of our ways to know if it is time to move into a senior living community.