While on the caregiving journey, many caregivers begin to feel exhausted and overwhelmed due to the high amount of energy required to care for a loved one. There are a variety of options that are available to senior caregivers that can provide relief, but it’s also essential for you, as the caregiver, to have the full capability of providing the care your loved one needs.
Today, it is common for seniors to use the internet to check email, read the news, chat with friends, and so much more! Spending more time online puts a loved one at risk for scams or hacks, including tax fraud. Oaks Senior Living understands the importance of staying current with trending scams and we’d like to share some of these with residents and guests to prevent any fraud!
If you and your loved one are looking for the perfect senior living community, you may have noticed that it can be difficult to find additional support and resources that reduce the cost of your senior living expenses.
At Oaks Senior Living, we believe that exceptional senior living communities should be high-quality, supportive, and affordable. We want to share some tips that you can use to help make affordable senior living easier to accomplish. Help your loved one start making steps toward finding the right senior living community today!
Spring weather is the perfect time to get active and productive around the house! During this time of year, it’s common for many seniors to start cleaning their home or senior apartment and getting rid of any household items that they don’t have a use for anymore.
We would like to congratulate Margaret, our Oaks Senior Living March Resident of the Month!
Margaret has been a resident at Oaks at Braselton since July 2018. It was a pleasure for us to get a chance to learn more about her unique story and share it with our other residents and guests!
If you have an older parent, there will come a time when you will have to sort through all of the items they have accumulated throughout their lifetime. At Oaks Senior Living, we know this important task can seem overwhelming and daunting! It can be a time for both bonding and sifting through meaningful memories and an opportunity to hear fascinating stories of your loved one’s past. With all those things in mind, follow these 6 tips for help with downsizing!
According to Harvard Medical School, one of the most common illnesses facing individuals 60 years of age and older is anxiety. There are a multitude of reasons why seniors can develop anxiety; illness, trouble sleeping, depression, a decline in mobility, or even a loss of independence. Fortunately, if you know a senior that may be facing these issues, there are various anxiety treatments and ways you can help them cope.
Congratulations to Lolita, our Oaks Senior Living February Resident of the Month!
Proud of her roots, Lolita told us she was and raised on a beautiful wheat farm in Kansas. She was one of seven children, five girls, and two boys. Growing up, her family tended a garden and raised several pigs, cows, and chickens. Her family had a pony that lived to be a phenomenal 31 years old. She said that the pony took her and her siblings to school every day. Her family faithfully attended church every Sunday, and she remembers the days when she would help can food, although this wasn’t her favorite thing to do. One of her favorite childhood memories was winning a 4-H contest and being able to attend summer camp.
As 2019 advances, so does new technology for senior living communities. Advancements from 2018 will become more widely utilized, with seniors ultimately benefiting. Whether these advancements take the form of advanced emergency care pendants or new cognitive development activities, this next year looks promising for improving the health of the older population!