The Gift of Adult Day Services

It may be one of the lesser known and most underutilized senior care services -- there are only 4,600 centers across the country and 260,000 participants served, per this MetLife Study -- but adult day care (or adult day services) is still ...

How to Thank a Caregiver

This Thanksgiving, we should all give thanks for the people who do an often thankless job: caregivers.

We all know a caregiver. As former First Lady Rosalynn Carter said, we’ve all been touched by caregiving: either we have served (...

Aging Seniors Need More Help with Activities of Daily Living

It’s no surprise that as we age, we require more help with the activities of daily living (ADLs), like dressing and bathing. But a new study just published has found the amount of assistance necessary for ADL care has ...

 
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Exercise, Independence and Alzheimer’s

We all know that exercise is good for your body and brain, but a new study indicates that it also helps maintains independence in people with Alzheimer’s. How so? An article from the Assisted Living Federation of America shares ...

What to Expect From Assisted Living Care

If you are considering a transition to assisted living for yourself, a parent or someone you know, it’s important to understand what to expect from this level of care before becoming a resident:

How much help is needed now? ...

The Difference Between a Nursing Home and Assisted Living

Nursing home versus assisted living: what’s the difference? The main distinction between the two are the qualifications of the staff and the types of care services they provide.

Let’s break down the three basic categories of senior care, ...

Occupational Therapy in Assisted Living: Help for Daily Tasks

We chose assisted living for Dad so he could get the help he needed. Why would he also need therapy?

It’s a perfectly legitimate question, but the thing about assisted living is this: the more assistance your Dad needs ...

The Assisted Living ABCs: Part 1

A previous post, Know the Assisted Living Basics, covered three fundamental components of care in this setting: first, how the activities of daily living (ADLs) form the basis for the level of assistance needed (and drive the cost), second, the ...

What the Katz Scale Has to Do with Assisted Living

Feeding, continence, and transferring are in the late loss category, while toileting, dressing and bathing fall in the early loss category of ADLs, or activities of daily living. In a series of recent posts on her blog, Cathy Cress, an ...

CDC Says More Seniors Struggle with Daily Activities

Brushing your teeth. Getting out of bed. Taking a shower. Yes, on days when you’re exhausted, it’s hard to muster up the energy to complete these basic life tasks. However, most of us don’t regularly experience pain, ...

 
 
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