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.

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 ›

Signs Your Loved One Suffers from Depression


shutterstock_253374955Depression is a psychological condition that can cause both emotional and physical pain. An individual with depression may experience a variety of symptoms that range from a loss of appetite to restlessness, both of which affect the immune system and cause fatigue. (more…)

Reading the Signs: How to Recognize That It’s Time for Assisted Living


shutterstock_176319005Making the decision to move a loved one into an Assisted Living facility is never an easy one. However, some telling signs will help you recognize when it’s time for Assisted Living.

Intensifying Care Needs:

Are the healthcare needs of your loved one beginning to dramatically increase, perhaps beyond your ability to handle on a daily basis? This is an indication that you may benefit from assistance.

Mood Swings or …Read more ›

When Is Assisted Living the Right Choice for Your Parents?


“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.”

-Mark Twain


Timing_February-2016Mark Twain wrote about aging in his tongue-in-cheek style, but the great humorist was alluding to a situation that tugs at the heart of anyone who has ever cared …Read more ›

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