<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1868822093367484&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Senior Living Blog

Happily Ever Aging
...a UMH Senior Living Blog

Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | tips for seniors | aging parents | Cope With Tragedy | Aging & Caregiving

Helping Your Loved One Cope with Tragedy

By: Marissa Salvesen
June 11th, 2016

Dealing with tragedy can be especially difficult for your aging loved one. For many older adults, loss becomes frighteningly more common throughout the aging process. Whether it be the loss of a spouse, a child or sibling, a good friend, or even a pet, these circumstances can weigh heavily on your loved one for several months.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | Aging & Caregiving

Meaningful Visits You and Your Aging Loved One Will Cherish

By: Marissa Salvesen
July 2nd, 2015

Chances are, if you’re a caregiver, you spend a lot of time driving to doctor’s appointments, picking up groceries, paying bills, filling prescriptions, or helping your loved one with household chores.

Read More

Share

Your Guide to Senior Care Options

Not sure what senior living and care solution is best for your loved one? Start making sense of your options.

Get the award-winning guide and subscribe to our blog.

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | 60-day stay trial | Aging & Caregiving

How to Discuss Changing Care Needs With Your Aging Loved One

By: Marissa Salvesen
June 11th, 2015

Loss of independence is a very real threat to your aging loved one. Unfortunately, as seniors age, their ability to manage previously simple everyday duties may diminish or disappear completely. "I don't need help!" What do you do when your aging loved one refuses to accept that his/her care needs are changing? These tips can help you maintain clear, open and productive lines of communication.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | 60-day stay trial | Aging & Caregiving

"When It Comes To Dying"

By: Jim Stinson
June 2nd, 2015

“When it comes to dying, I’m an amateur. I haven’t done it - I think when I come to it, I will still be an amateur, somewhere between frightened and terrified.”   (Sam Keen, Graceful Passages)

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | 60-day stay trial | Aging & Caregiving

10 Tips for Helping Your Aging Loved One Manage Diabetes

By: Marissa Salvesen
May 26th, 2015

More than 29 million Americans are currently living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | Aging & Caregiving

Am I Spending Too Much Time Caring for My Aging Parent?

By: Marissa Salvesen
May 21st, 2015

Caregiving is neither easy nor simple. In fact, it can sometimes feel like a relentless, overwhelming and around-the-clock job.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | Aging & Caregiving

Questioning Your Caregiving Skills? Here’s What to Do....

By: Marissa Salvesen
May 13th, 2015

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.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | Aging & Caregiving

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes While Caring for an Aging Loved One?

By: Marissa Salvesen
May 8th, 2015

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.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | Aging & Caregiving

How to Handle the Challenges of Caregiving With 5 Easy Steps

By: Marissa Salvesen
May 5th, 2015

Unpaid caregivers provide a whopping 90 percent of long-term care in the United States.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | Aging & Caregiving

The Benefits of Volunteering with Older Adults

By: Marissa Salvesen
April 28th, 2015

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.  

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

assisted living | caregiver tips | 60-day stay trial | Aging & Caregiving

5 Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Your Aging Loved One

By: Marissa Salvesen
April 24th, 2015

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.

Read More

Share