Category: Assisted Living
It is common for some people in their senior years to suffer from clinical depression, but that doesn’t make it normal. More than six million Americans 65 years of age and older are affected by depression, but perhaps as few….
How to provide care to someone who doesn’t think they need it. There may come a time when we notice our parents having difficulties with everyday activities, such as dressing or cooking, doing laundry or other housekeeping chores. Bills may….
Caregiving for an older adult from a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean from across the country. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you may be feeling frustrated or guilty about not….
Difficult dementia behaviors can run the gamut from angry outbursts to more physical manifestations of conduct and dealing with them may be one of the most stressful duties of being a caregiver. Any anger or frustration you may feel as….
From recreation assistant to Director of Wellness Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northbridge’s Wellness Director Heather Hough is soon celebrating her 20th anniversary with SALMON Health and Retirement, but she is far from the only longtime employee working at….
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Some key warning signs that point to an Alzheimer’s….
For most people, remaining as healthy and independent as possible for as long as possible is the #1 goal of aging. Although the ideal image that typically comes to mind is of golden years spent in a family home….
A big part of aging well is brain health. As we age, our brains tend to lose some of their elasticity, making the connections we need to focus on tasks and remember things more difficult. By ensuring your brain is….
There are many misconceptions and myths around assisted living communities. Fears over loss of independence or drastic lifestyle changes are some of the main concerns. And, while starting a new chapter in life can be challenging and come with an….
The transition to assisted living can be a confusing and emotional time for seniors, their family, and friends. From moving away from friends and neighbors to letting go of belongings that often have a lifetime of memories and sentimental value,….