When dads retire from work and then eventually move into senior housing, many times they feel like they’ve lost their purpose. Remember when dad was up at the crack of dawn on Saturdays fixing the fence? Painting the deck? Pressure washing the driveway? He was doing what dads do – trying to fix things and make things better.
Making the move to senior housing is sometimes met with hesitation, and that is usually due to the perception of senior housing. Today’s communities are not what they were twenty or even ten years ago. When you or your mom are beginning to think about moving into a community like ours, sometimes, transitioning into senior housing can be an adjustment and a challenge for her, as well as other family members.
For years, our mother has cared for us and as she ages, it is now our turn to gladly return that favor without hesitation. Sometimes, though, transitioning into senior housing can be an adjustment and a challenge for her, as well as other family members. And sometimes, frankly, it can be a hard conversation.
Clutter and an overabundance of “stuff” can make a any living situation feel cramped and sometimes even dangerous for seniors. As we mentioned in previous some of our previous blog posts, eliminating clutter is a good way to start the rightsizing process. Listed below are a few great tips from AARP.com that says what to pitch to get organized and reclaim space, whether in senior housing or in your own home.
As people age, they often have accumulated decades worth of items. From heirlooms to roadside trinkets, we have seen there is often a need to declutter especially preparing to move into senior housing.
When thinking of moving into a senior living community, a common question is this: Is a senior living community right for me? Many factors come into play to answer this question, but one factor to consider is the level of care.
Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity.
Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do — no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods and beverages for better health at each stage of life.
Diabetes is a serious disease, and it affects many older adults. The good news is that you can take steps to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease to develop in older adults. If you already have diabetes, there are steps you can take to manage the condition and prevent diabetes-related health problems.
When caring for an aging parent or relative from afar, it can be hard to know when your help is needed. Sometimes, your parent will ask for help. Or, the sudden start of a severe illness will make it clear that assistance is needed. But, when you away from them, some detective work might be necessary to uncover possible signs that support or help is needed.