The Senior Caregiver podcast is back with two new episodes. Episode 7: “Senior Friendly Design Part 1—Retrofitting Your Home for Old Age” and Episode 8: “Senior Friendly Design Part II—Customizing Your Senior Living Residence.” A Sunrise Senior Living design expert discusses ideas for designing living spaces that support the challenges of aging with host, Bill Worthington.
The holidays are typically a season when friends and loved ones join together to celebrate. Pausing to reflect on the reason behind the season and to count your blessings makes the time together especially meaningful. When a senior in the family has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it’s essential to find ways to include them without increasing their anxiety and stress.
Arthritis is more than just a minor health issue. For the more than 50 million people who live with it, the disease can be painful and even debilitating. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Management says that the pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis limits one in twenty adults ability to work for pay.
The issue of older driver safety is complicated. While some may think age should be the primary determinant in deciding when to hang up the keys, the reality is more complex. An active eighty-year-old may be much safer behind the wheel of a car than a sixty-five-year-old with medical issues.
The kindness and acceptance of peers can be invaluable to all of us, especially as we make major life changes. At many Sunrise Senior Living communities, resident ambassadors fill the important role of greeting visitors and helping new residents feel welcome in their new home.
As we head into the holiday season, you may be wondering what gift to buy for a senior in your life. Whether your loved one lives in a private home or an assisted living community, finding the perfect present for someone who seems to have everything isn’t easy.
One of the decisions you will need to make once an aging parent decides to move to a senior living community is when to sell their home. Should you wait until their move is complete? Or sell the house first? While there is no right or wrong answer, each has pros and cons.
Sleep problems are all too common among older adults. Insomnia is frequently cited. It can have a variety of causes, such as a sedentary lifestyle and medication side effects. Another sleep problem that sometimes goes undiagnosed is sleep apnea. This condition can have serious side effects.
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