Timing Articles

When is the right time to move your parents into to a senior living community? What are some of the warning signs that indicate it is not safe for your parents to live alone? Choosing the right type of care for your loved ones—and choosing it early enough—may ensure prevention of a life-threatening crisis.

Signs of Elder Care Abuse

shutterstock_446247823The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that approximately five million seniors are abused each year, with only 25 percent of those cases reported to authorities. The NCOA defines elder abuse as physical, financial, emotional, or sexual abuse with signs of exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. While elderly abuse may occur in a care community, the NCOA found that children, spouses, and other family members comprise …Read more ›

Signs Your Loved One Needs More Visitors in Their Senior Community

shutterstock_401699068Geriatric depression affects more than six million adults aged sixty-five and older, and many cases commonly go overlooked by those closest to them. Professionals describe this form of depression as a mental and emotional condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection, often accompanied by a lack of energy, appetite, and sleep. Feelings of isolation from lack of visiting friends and family can cause …Read more ›

When to Transfer from Independent to Assisted Living

shutterstock_311444711Independent living offers the flexibility of home ownership without the high price tag. However, as our loved ones age and health complications develop, there comes a point when independent living becomes hazardous. The possibility of injury may require a change of lifestyle and the need for around-the-clock care. If you cannot visit your parents every day or live far away, you should consider transferring your loved one …Read more ›

Moving from Assisted Living to Memory Care

shutterstock_224789656Life can be seen as a series of transitions. We transition from school life to working life, from single life to married life, from couplehood to parenthood. As adult children, we may have helped our aging parents make an important transition from their private home to Assisted Living. If cognitive impairment has reduced their functional capacity, it may be time for a transition from Assisted Living to …Read more ›

When Temperament Indicates a Senior Living Transition

shutterstock_404537383You may already understand some of the universal indicators that a loved one requires Assisted Living, such as needing support with activities of daily living. However, these warning signs can vary widely by individual temperament as well. (more…)

How to Tell If Your Loved One Has Dementia

shutterstock_311474576Every year, doctors diagnose over three million people with dementia. However, many remain unaware of this ailment. (more…)

Signs Your Loved One Is Depressed after an Assisted Living Transition

shutterstock_243405787Not all transitions to an Assisted Living community go as smoothly as planned. Especially for loved ones unaccustomed to changes in their living arrangements, the move can result in anxiety and even signs of depression. While seniors all display symptoms of depression in their own ways, recognizing some common warning signs can mean the difference between helping your loved one adjust and having them develop …Read more ›

Moving through the Continuum of Care

shutterstock_245553955When your loved one successfully transitions to a senior living community, you may breathe a sigh of relief, but they won’t likely be able to stay in the same community indefinitely. How do you know when you need to transition to the next level of care? (more…)

The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits for Seniors

shutterstock_249309910The food choices your loved one makes each day affects their overall health. Certain eating habits may even indicate that it’s time to consider Assisted Living. This article explores various signs of an unhealthy diet, along with the nutrition plans offered by several senior living communities. (more…)

When Do Those with Alzheimer’s Require Assisted Living or Memory Care?

shutterstock_225478723According to The Alzheimer’s Association, over fifteen million family members and friends serve as caregivers to loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The time and resources necessary to assist those living with these diseases can strain both budgets and relationships. Many people try to keep those with memory impairment home for as long as possible. However, at some point in the progression of memory-related conditions, …Read more ›

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