As we are well into 2016, we would like to take a few minutes to reflect and give an online shout out to our 2015 employee of the year. Oaks Senior Living caregivers do a tremendous service for our loved ones and so we will continue to recognize their work.
Historically, 2015 has been one of the biggest years yet for Alzheimer’s research with awareness efforts ramped up from Hollywood and Congress increasing funds by 60% in June. Now, included in a budget proposal an astonishing 50% increase in Alzheimer’s research is expected to pass in Congress before the year-ends.
Caring for yourself as a caregiver - How to take care of yourself so you can take of your elderly loved one
There are an estimated 50-million volunteer family caregivers in the United States. Did you know that eighty-percent of the daily care of the chronically sick in the US is continuously given by volunteer family caregivers?
Planning your budget for assisted living care can almost catch you by surprise, and if you haven't planned for senior living care expenses, you aren't alone. Few people do - either because they don't think they'll need it or because they want to save their assets for their children and believe that government subsidies will cover any care they need. This doesn't mean they can't afford suitable care; it just means the choices may be more limited. Fortunately, just like the variety in settings, styles, and amenities, senior living residences are available at a variety of price points.
These 6 bathroom safety tips for the elderly were compiled so anyone can make the needed adjustments to ensure the bathroom stays the refuge it was meant to be. Overall well-being is a concern for everyone but is especially important as we age. Below are insights to help make the adjustments easier to manage:
Senior care burnout is quite common especially for providers whose parents or grandparents are unable to take care of themselves. Taking care of an elderly loved one is not always easy, assuming the role of primary provider can take quite a toll physically, mentally and emotionally. There are typically few options available when these circumstances arise, but finding solutions for relief can often times be just as difficult and stressful.