Understanding the different types of senior care can be a little confusing for families. When a loved one needs help, it’s often hard to navigate your way through the maze of options available. Because an assisted living community and a skilled nursing center sound so similar on paper, deciding which one is the best fit requires research.
Caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia can be a rewarding role. You have an opportunity to provide hands-on care and support for someone you love. Taking them to physician appointments allows you to share changes and concerns, and seek solutions for managing symptoms. Cooking meals for them helps you ensure they are eating a well-balanced diet. Spending this time together is a way for the two of you to stay connected.
The holidays are a time of year many people think of giving back. From toy drives to food donations, the opportunities to support one’s community are numerous. At Sunrise Senior Living, our residents make giving to others a priority all year long.
Some medical conditions, such as cancer and heart disease, garner a lot of headlines. They are serious issues that adults need to be knowledgeable about. As a result of all the media attention, many people understand the risk factors and early symptoms of these health problems. The accessibility of that information undoubtedly saves lives.
Older adults are sometimes reluctant to transition to an assisted living community, no matter how beneficial such a move might be. Their reluctance can be caused by a variety of reasons. For some, it is a fear of losing their independence. Others might have difficulty accepting change. Another common concern that holds them back is the idea of selling their home.
Older adults are often the target of scams. It’s an unfortunate reality that causes adult children to worry if an aging parent’s financial well-being is at risk. Summer has typically been the busiest season for crimes against seniors. Fake home remodelers, roofers, and driveway repair companies head out in full force when the weather warms up.
The holiday season is a hectic time of year. For some families, it includes traveling to a loved one’s home hundreds of miles away. For others, it means hosting festive celebrations. When you are the primary caregiver for a senior loved one, juggling the demands of the season can be complicated. This is especially true if the family elder you are caring for isn’t safe staying alone.
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.
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