Category: Tips

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Socialization in Eldercare

Posted by on January 3rd, 2024

After a wonderful series of holiday celebrations last month, our team wishes to share the importance of festive celebrations to the senior citizens in your life. As experts in elder care, we recognize and have long witnessed the positive ramifications of socialization to our elderly residents. That’s why we prioritize opportunities to socialize, year-round, and especially during the emotional highs and lows of the yuletide season. In addition, celebrating holidays and important family events year-round can help aging loved ones know that they are still an important part of their families. Why do we place such a premium on socialization?  Let us offer you some specific benefits about elders keeping an active social calendar and share some photos of the recent holiday celebrations we have been honored to host at all of our As Life Goes On locations.  5 reasons why socialization is so important to elder populations Aging is a complex process and the experience is unique to everyone; however, what we know is that socialization offers myriad benefits and can offset some of the challenges commonly associated with aging.  Consider the following benefits of socialization to elderly populations:  #1 Safeguards against social isolation For many seniors, social isolation is a significant concern, especially during the holiday season. Family gatherings, community events, and parties provide invaluable opportunities for seniors to connect with others, breaking the monotony of solitude that may be more prevalent during other times of the year. Socializing during the holidays helps combat feelings of loneliness, and a…

Read More

How to Choose Between Assisted Living and In-Home Care

Posted by on September 27th, 2023

If you or a loved one need more care, you may be considering Assisted Living or In-Home Care. But how do you decide? While for some the choice (for either one) is easy, for many it can be difficult to determine what the best option is. Here are some ideas to help you determine the best choice for your family.

Read More

How to Talk To Friends and Family About your Aging Parents

Posted by on July 24th, 2023

Whether you’re gathering at the holidays, just catching up, or regularly spending time together, stigmas about old age can make it difficult to talk about your aging parents with family members and friends. Sometimes you might be looking for advice or support, and in some situations you might just want to keep a family member in the loop about changes in your parent’s life. Here are some tips for talking about it.

Read More

Protection Against Identity Theft & Fraud

Posted by on May 15th, 2023

Fraud is a looming and growing concern for many consumers, with nearly $6 billion in consumer fraud reported in 2021. Identity theft, too, is a growing concern. As more of our financial lives and identifying information is disseminated online, the risks increase. Aging people are often a prime target for these sorts of scams, as they are less likely to be aware of warning signs. Here are a few tips to help make sure that you are protected.

Read More

More Tips for Managing Your Medications

Posted by on April 20th, 2023

Managing medications can be a challenge for anyone. As we age, we often find ourselves taking more medications, and often on different schedules. To make things more difficult, when aging people struggle with memory loss or cognitive decline, the process can become an even greater struggle.  Assisted living facilities can offer support to keep track of different medications, but what about people living at home? Whether living alone or with family members, here are some tips for helping you to manage your medications. Last year we offered 4 tips for managing medications, and we wanted to add a few more ideas for you!

Read More

Music & Memory

Posted by on March 23rd, 2023

We’ve all been there: a song from your youth comes on the radio and even though you haven’t thought about the song in decades, you find yourself singing every word or humming every note. Music is an important part of how we interact with the world around us. In addition, it doesn’t seem to be impacted by memory loss and dementia the way many other everyday things are.

Read More

Tips for Managing an Aging Parent’s Finances

Posted by on February 28th, 2023

Managing and talking about money can be difficult for people of any age, but as parents get older, many adult children start to take a more active role in their parents’ finances. This can be a stressful process, but also can help ensure that both child and parent feel more financially secure. Here are five tips for helping with financial management for an aging parent.

Read More

Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Posted by on January 31st, 2023

As we age, there are many things that can impact our nutrition. Dementia or cognitive decline can result in struggling to recognize feelings of hunger, as well as make cooking less safe. Medications come with many side effects—nausea and lack of appetite are two of the most common. While our aging family members may need fewer calories as they become less active, eating enough (and well enough) is an important key to staying healthy. It can also be a great way for our aging loved ones to maintain some independence, even if they need assistance with some aspects of preparing food. Here are some tips on maintaining good nutrition for seniors.

Read More

4 Tips to help you manage medication for your senior

Posted by on December 30th, 2022

Juggling the medical needs of yourself, your immediate family members, and your senior loved one can be difficult. On top of this, you cannot always trust your senior loved one to take medications reliably, on time, or even as prescribed. Because of this, it’s sometimes in the best interest of everyone involved for you to partake in the administration of medications for your elderly loved one. Remembering to take your own medications as well as your senior’s can be difficult. We have some tips to help you stay on top of medication management for your elder.

Read More

Talking About Dementia With Children

Posted by on October 20th, 2022

As our parents age and we begin thinking about things like assisted living, dementia, and other elements of aging, many of us are also raising children. Often children can cope with major life changes more easily than we expect—and in many cases, the reactions of adults in their lives can be the hardest thing for them to deal with. At the same time, changes to a beloved grandparent’s attitude, memory, and personality can be difficult for a child to comprehend. We’ve put together three tips for talking to your child about dementia and helping them adapt to the changes it may bring.

Read More