Abusive Elders: Article Highlights Special Challenges for Caregivers

Sometimes staff and family members are caught off guard by a major change in behavior -- for the worst -- among older adults struggling with, even physically fighting against, their transition to assisted living, nursing homes, and other senior care ...

 
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What the Sandwich Generation Wants in Senior Housing

It is clear that the long hallways and small rooms nursing home blueprint of the past is out. Besides the fact that the “medical model” of senior care is not exactly desirable, everyone’s talking about boomers and how they ...

 
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Keeping Your Home Cozy While Caregiving

Wheelchairs. Walkers. Sanitary wipes, gloves, medication bottles, oxygen tanks. Hospital beds,  portable commodes. These are the telltale signs of caregiving.

Whether you choose home care, an assisted living apartment, or opt to care for your loved one in your own ...

 
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Creative Alzheimer’s Care Options

Alzheimer’s care, whether stand-alone or in a separate wing/unit, is perhaps the setting that has -- and will continue -- to see the most change in the shortest period of time. In fact, a SeniorHousingNews.com article released ...

 
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Tips for Choosing Alzheimer’s Care

The hardest thing about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia is that it doesn’t get easier. The disease advances, and the strain on the primary caregiver intensifies, leading to burnout. Thus, it is crucial for ...

 
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Alzheimer’s Care: Why Decorating a Room Matters

It is simply not enough to hang a wreath on the door or throw a favorite blanket on the armchair. If you are transitioning a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia into a new room or apartment in an ...

 
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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, for Good Health, in Assisted Living

This weekend, you gained an extra hour of sleep – or you were quite confused when you arrived an hour early for church yesterday. As many delight greatly in this annual gift of an additional hour, it’s clear that sleep ...

 
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Home Sweet Assisted Living Home

Great-grandfather’s trunk – check. Mother’s wedding quilt, Papa’s favorite lamp – check, check. The first piece of furniture you bought with your first paycheck – check. The best way to make your new assisted living apartment feel like home? Bring ...

 
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Finding the Best Fit in Senior Care

Deciding where to live rarely happens by closing your eyes and waving your hand over an open map, picking the city or state your roving finger randomly lands on.

You lay out the pros and cons. You discuss priorities and ...

 
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Spotlight on Alzheimer’s Care Communities

If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may reach a crossroads in your caregiving experience: a time when you must decide if specialized care is the next step. It’s not an enviable position, being ...

 
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