It is not uncommon for seniors to feel chronically lonely. In fact, loneliness affects around 1 in 5 seniors nationally. It is, unfortunately, a devastating complication of aging that can often lead to larger problems like increased disabilities, cognitive decline, and even early death. The great news is it is completely preventable as long as it is recognized and addressed promptly.
You had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones but noticed that your parent was not their usual self. Some things you may have seen were unopened personal mail or bills, letters from the bank about overdue payments or overdrawn balances, mail piled up in their mailbox, or the house not as clean as they usually keep it. All of these signs and much more are common signs that your mom may need to explore assisted living or potentially memory care.
If you are a family caregiver, ensuring your senior maintains their health can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. Inevitably, little things snowball into big things and can often lead to a decline in overall health. To help prevent this cycle, let’s look first at establishing healthy habits for your senior (or even yourself)!
When it comes to aging loved ones, looking to the future can often be overwhelming and full of unknowns. The prospect of transitioning your elderly parent out of their home is difficult and emotional from the start and without a clear understanding of your options can be downright agonizing.
If your parent is not able to live independently any longer, your first thought may be to place your loved one to go into a nursing home, but that is not your only option. Assisted living communities offer a long-term care option for adults who can retain independence but need to receive some level of care on a daily basis. To help you understand the services offered by an assisted living community and how it differs from a nursing home, we’ve put together a list of the top differences.
Steve Iroff is an accomplished and seasoned Executive with over 15 years in the Senior Living industry in operations, marketing and sales where he has managed premier senior living communities.
Have you ever had one of those days where you knew it was going to be hectic workday moment you started power walking from the parking lot to your senior living community and rushing through the front doors as if the fire alarm was going off? This can be a recipe for stress. Senior living caregivers feel it. Senior Living administrators feel it. And without taking the right measures, stress can affect your heart.
Joan Brown was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 22, 1943, and moved to Georgia when she was 10 years old. She has been blessed with 4 children (3 daughters and 1 son) and 4 grandchildren (2 girls and 2 boys). Her oldest grandson has also blessed her with 4 great-granddaughters and a great-grandson!
Verdelle was born in Dawson County to Roscoe and Stella Tatum. There were six children, 5 girls and 1 boy. Later the family moved to Forsyth County, Georgia. One particular house where the Tatums resided on Kelly Mill Road in Cumming is still standing.