Assisted Living

The Importance of Respite for Caregivers and Seniors with Memory Loss

When you serve as a caregiver to someone with memory loss, it can be easy to overlook aspects of your own personal life. As a loved one most often becomes the primary focus of a caregiver’s life, other aspects may begin to lack. Whether this includes the caregiver’s career, family, friends, home or even self-care routine, being a caregiver can be a lot to handle.

8 Reasons to Downsize with a Smile: Rightsizing Tips for Seniors

8 Reasons to Downsize with a Smile: Rightsizing for Seniors

Many older adults don’t consider downsizing an option until they are in a position in which they either need full-time support or can no longer manage the upkeep of their home. While downsizing can bring to mind stressful thoughts about decluttering, packing, moving hassles, selling your home – not to mention the nostalgia of leaving behind a house full of memories – seniors can experience life-changing benefits by moving to a senior living community before it becomes a necessity.

Tips to Detect Hearing Loss as You Age

Tips to Communicate Effectively with Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Staff

How to Communicate Effectively with Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Staff

If your loved one is living in an assisted living community, it’s important for you to stay involved as their family member and advocate. Sometimes, you will need to be their voice when it comes to sharing their needs with the staff and caregivers of the community. In order to make sure that your loved one’s needs are being met, you need to know how to communicate effectively with the assisted living staff.

7 Benefits of Social Engagement for Seniors

For many older adults, the opportunities for an active social life often decline along with their health and energy. As illness or mobility issues limit what they can do, their risk of isolation increases. Connecting with others who love us and share similar interests is important at any age, but for seniors, whose lifestyles may lessen their social opportunities, these connections are crucial to healthy physical and emotional well-being.

Tips on Assisted Living Benefits Not Available with Home Care

Assisted Living Benefits That Home Care Can’t Offer

Given the choice, most of us would prefer to stay in our own homes as long as possible – or even longer. If you have an older loved one who needs some support to stay well, receiving medical care or custodial support in the home may seem like the ideal choice. However, experts in the senior living field agree that seniors experience overall better quality of life, and that families have more peace of mind, when they move to an assisted living community.

Tips for Helping Your Loved One Feel at Home in Assisted Living

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