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Mature Media Award Winner. If you are a caregiver looking for senior living options for an aging loved one, you probably have lots of questions, the first being: how do I convince my loved one to give assisted living a try? Many older adults love the idea of a maintenance-free lifestyle but are afraid of the changes that come with making a move. Find some valuable tips on how to broach the subject of senior living with your loved one, learn more about the move-in transition process, and explore some benefits that may be available to help cover the cost of care. Check out our infographic that includes a few of the most common questions family members have about assisted living.
If you’re wondering whether you’re up to the task of caregiving, you’re not alone: self-doubt goes with the territory. The next time you’re feeling inferior about your caregiving skills, focus on what you’re doing right: providing essential help and support for your aging loved one.
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There’s no foolproof formula for optimal caregiving. Rather, it’s a learn-as-you go experience.However, many caregivers do stumble at similar points along the way. Take a moment to consider these five common caregiving mistakes, along with steps you can take to fix them.
Unpaid caregivers provide a whopping 90 percent of long-term care in the United States.
Finding time to volunteer can be difficult in today’s busy society, but the benefits are profound. If you’re thinking about volunteering but don’t know where to begin, consider your local senior living community or senior center.
Occupational therapists offer valuable treatment for increasing independence and productivity, whether an older adult is affected by illness, experiencing memory loss, or has sustained an injury.
After knocking on his door and asking permission to come in, I introduced myself to a new resident at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, where I serve as the Director of Spiritual Life.
Charles Dickens wrote, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
Change is often necessary, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy especially when it comes to helping your aging loved one transition to an assisted living community. Read on to learn some ways to help seniors manage anxiety and embrace the many benefits of this maintenance-free lifestyle.
Stress is a natural part of life; we all experience it at one point or another. However, chronic stress can have serious health implications -- particularly for older adults.