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Aging in Place Communities Helpful for Dementia Patients

Aging in Place Communities Helpful for Dementia Patients

Everyone occasionally forgets where they put their keys, an important appointment or to water their plants. Mental health experts agree that forgetting information once in a while is completely normal. As people age, they may experience an increased amount of...

Helping Seniors Make the Big Move

Helping Seniors Make the Big Move

As our parents reach their senior years, their cognitive and physical health will begin to fail. They will also find themselves in larger homes that are too difficult for them to maintain without help. Combined, these factors make it necessary for seniors to look for...

Keeping an Eye on Aging Parents

Keeping an Eye on Aging Parents

As your parents get older and experience a decline in health, you'll have to think about their care needs. One way in which they will exhibit the signs that they can no longer care for themselves is by failing to meet their financial obligations. They will also make...

4 Ways to Help Your Parents Age Gracefully

4 Ways to Help Your Parents Age Gracefully

As parents age, it can be a highly stressful situation for their children, both physically and emotionally speaking, as they take on new familial roles and responsibilities. To ease you into this challenging but important transition, here are four ways to help your...

Rewarding Life Lessons That Can Be Learned from the Elderly

Rewarding Life Lessons That Can Be Learned from the Elderly

In America, considerable attention is given to a youth culture while discrediting the wisdom of age. Psychologist Erik Erickson has contended that the Western fear of aging prevents people from living fullfilling lives: "Lacking a culturally viable ideal of old age,...

What are the advantages & disadvantages of home care?

What are the advantages & disadvantages of home care?

The decision to look into home care for a loved one is a big one. There are lots of opinions to take into consideration, including that of the person who may be receiving home care. To help with the decision-making process, we've gathered here some advantages and...

How Do Nursing Homes Differ From Assisted Living Homes?

How Do Nursing Homes Differ From Assisted Living Homes?

Going to visit a family member during the holidays is always going to be fun and memorable. Coming back from a holiday trip with your family worried that your mother could not take care of herself after watching her struggle is memorable for all the wrong reasons. But...

Why Are Nursing Homes Important For Our Aging Population?

Why Are Nursing Homes Important For Our Aging Population?

As each person gets older, they have to take the time to think about their future care. There will come a time when we not be able to care for ourselves as well. This makes the care for the elderly a necessary and growing business. Why Nursing Homes are Important As...

How To Find An Assisted Living Home For Your Loved One

How To Find An Assisted Living Home For Your Loved One

With the population over the age of 65 expected to reach 90 million by 2050, many Americans have started looking for ways to help their aging loved ones in recent years. While some have stepped into a caregiving role, others who are unable to do so may look into...