Having a Happy Holiday with the Seniors You Love

This may be the first year your mom, grandfather, spouse, or other beloved senior relative is in assisted living rather than your home -- or theirs -- for the holidays. Maybe you have home care or hospice services coming in ...

Making Christmas Comfortable for Caregivers & Seniors, Part 2

It can be a stressful time of year for the family who is caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, caring for someone who is recovering from a stroke, caring for someone who is wrestling with depression, or caring for someone ...

Preparing for the Holiday Weekend: The Senior Care 411

Whether you’re spending this holiday weekend at home or visiting someone in assisted living, give yourself the gift of preparedness.

Of course the hope is for a healthy, crisis-free holiday, but some families may end up spending time in ...

In Assisted Living, Celebrate the Holidays with Food, Family and Friends

Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Yule, New Year’s: at this time of year, Christmas isn’t the only celebration on the calendar. For centuries, people of all cultures, countries and religious backgrounds have marked the month of December with ...

Remembering Senior Care Workers During the Holidays

Assisted living employees and home care workers often spend many holiday hours at work, caring for residents and clients while others are home with friends and family.

That’s why it is important to recognize their efforts and let them ...

Why Wandering May Increase During the Holidays

Changes in the schedule. Increased stress levels among caregivers and other family members. Sensory overload. The holidays can bring about all of these, all of which can make someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia experience greater anxiety, making them more ...

Celebrating the Holidays With a Parent In Assisted Living

This might be the first year that your parent or loved one is in assisted living during the holiday season. For the family who is accustomed to celebrating together, the change can be difficult or depressing.

Don’t put the ...

Trend Watch: New Homes for the Modern Multigenerational Family

It seems that assisted living and other residential care facilities are becoming a last resort as more families turn to at-home alternatives. There’s the MEDCottage (also known as granny pods), a small, free-standing unit that is connected to the ...

Confronting the Holiday Blues in Assisted Living

When you strip away all the hype and commercialism, the holiday season is really about sharing gifts and time with the people you love. It’s no wonder then why some seniors in assisted living dread this time of year.

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Caregivers, Are You Feeling the Effects of Holiday Stress?

It’s an exhausting time of year for many of us, particularly for caregivers in the sandwich generation (those caring for kids and seniors). In addition to the usual stress of caregiving tasks, there are the added responsibilities of holiday ...

 
 
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