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Tips for Enjoying Holidays with Seniors

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for any family. When a family is also dealing with a loved one that needs additional caregiving, especially those with memory issues, a time of celebration can quickly become one of frustration. Traditions are so important during the holiday season. However, [...]

By | 2018-12-13T17:01:34+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

A Guide For Family Caregivers

Family caregivers are so important there is a month for them: November is National Family Homecare Givers month. Spearheaded by CaregiverAction.org, the group began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994. President Clinton signed the first NFC Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997 and every president since has followed suit [...]

By | 2018-11-27T14:37:44+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

Coping with Memory Loss

Struggling with memory, or losing one’s memory, is one of the greatest fears of both elderly individuals and their families. There are varying degrees of memory loss and learning the differences between clinical diagnoses will help caregivers and loved ones be more aware of what to look for in symptoms [...]

By | 2018-11-27T14:38:16+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Memory Care|0 Comments

Falls in the Elderly and Resulting Injuries

Falls are one of the scariest accidents facing our elderly population. And with good reason. Injuries occur most often from falls. Each year, millions of older individuals—those aged 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people fall each year, but less than half tell their [...]

By | 2018-09-20T12:33:35+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: Medical|0 Comments

Safe Senior Medication Management

Management of medicine – both for short-term use and for chronic care – can be overwhelming and is one of the most stressful tasks for relatives providing home care. Everyone understands that giving medicine correctly is paramount for the best, and safest, care. In the United States, clinicians have access [...]

By | 2018-08-19T11:41:57+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: Medical|0 Comments

How to Know When a Loved One Needs Assistance

Facing change is always difficult and it can be filled with uncertainty especially when decisions must be made regarding care for our elderly parents and loved ones. Moving from independent living to one with any level of care is a decision that should not be taken lightly. The most difficult [...]

By | 2018-08-19T11:43:19+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

5 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Paying for the care of an aging loved one is a concern for most families and far too often the costs of care come out of their own pocket. When it comes time to utilize assisted living services for your loved ones it's helpful to know you have options and how [...]

By | 2018-06-19T13:28:22+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

Types of Senior Care Facilities and Services

Providing quality care for aging loved ones is a concern for more and more families as the population grows older. We know that navigating the types of senior care services and facilities can be overwhelming, especially when you're making the decision for a loved one.  Many factors go into determining [...]

By | 2018-06-19T13:29:41+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Caregivers & Families|0 Comments

Assisted Living Services 2018 Second Quarter Newsletter

Diabetes is impacting more and more people. In this newsletter are 10 Ways to avoid complications from this disease. We are also excited to announce the results of our latest Customer Survey. Finally, be sure to learn more about our new RN, Shronda Thomas. We hope you find the information [...]

By | 2018-04-30T19:56:35+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Assisted Living Services 2018 First Quarter Newsletter

February was Heart Health month and we have outlined several tips for recognizing heart attacks in this first newsletter for 2018. You'll also find food safety precautions and a WARM welcome to Erika, our new administrative assistant. We hope you find the information valuable. If you have any questions, please [...]

By | 2018-03-03T19:30:13+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

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