Helping older adults and their families determine, coordinate, and manage care needs.
Legal Considerations for Seniors
When making considerations for your aging loved ones, legal matters are of the utmost importance. It can be difficult to discuss these topics; however, if your loved one are aging and entering their final stages of life, these decisions are critical to have in place. If you’re beginning discussions about eldercare services with your elderly or aging loved ones, this is a good opportunity to discuss legal decisions as well.
Communicating with Dementia
Dementia is a progressive condition that gradually affects a person’s cognitive functioning. It can affect language, their ability to remember, and how they express emotions, which can make communicating with them challenging. While every situation may not be preventable, there are some things that you can do to help soothe agitation and make it calmer for everyone. Understanding their emotions, needs, and wishes can help you continue to care for your loved ones as the dementia progresses.
What is an Aging Life Care Manager – And Are They Right for You?
If you’re an older adult or concerned caregiver having concerns about aging, an Aging Life Care Manager, also known as a Geriatric Care Manager, may be the right fit for you. Trained to work with older adults, Aging Life Care Professionals help clients, and their families, deal with all aspects of their life, including medical, nutritional, psychological, financial, safety, and social concerns.
Caregivers perform a distinctive and necessary service for those that they care for. When providing care for long periods of time, it can be easy to fall into a routine of neglecting personal care. Many caregivers feel guilty for spending time and resources on themselves rather than their loved ones. When caregivers don’t get the help that they need, burnout comes quickly.
Habits to Cultivate a Healthy Lifestyle This Spring
Seasonal changes not only affect the world around us, but they affect our minds and bodies as well. With longer days, more sunshine, warmer weather, and summer within reach, now is the perfect time to get started on healthy habits to help you cultivate a healthier lifestyle.
Spirituality as you Age
Religion and spirituality play an important role in the mental health of many seniors. With social isolation, chronic conditions, and mental health issues rising, more seniors are seeking out support systems to help them cope with aging related complications.
Setting Realistic Expectations for the New Year
Most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions within a few weeks. Are there goals you would like to achieve this year? Small, well-defined goals with a step-by-step plan on how you will achieve them and how you will track your progress will set the stage for success. Try these tips to get started.
Holiday Health Hazards for Seniors
It’s important to be aware of possible health hazards for seniors during the holidays. No one wants an unexpected trip to the hospital because of a fall or a food-borne illness! Here are some tips to have a safe and healthy holiday season.
I Just Became a Caregiver…Now What?
Not many people plan to be a caregiver – it’s usually as a result of an emergency, injury, or diagnosis – and yet it’s a role many of us take on at some point in our lives. Learn how Laura adjusted to her new role as her mother’s caregiver after a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and how a care manager helped guide her through.
Autumn Holidays and Awareness
October is chock-full of different celebrations, holidays, and observations, from the serious to just plain silly. Here are some you may or may not be familiar with as well as helpful resources and toolkits to help you observe them.
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