Studies have shown that unpaid family caregivers spend about 28 hours a week assisting loved ones. That’s more than a part-time job added on to the normal responsibilities of the caregiver like work, their own family, hobbies, etc.
If you’ve ever helped a senior get dressed, or you happen to be someone in that category, you know it can be a tough situation. Here are some tips to make this awkward dance a little less awkward and easier for everyone.
Now that it’s the middle of January we can say that “winter is actually here.” Unfortunately for many of my Senior friends, this means “hibernation time is here!” While an occasional break is good for the body, soul, and mind, we can’t avoid activity for 3 months and not expect negative results!
The trip home to visit Mom or Dad over the holidays is sometimes accompanied by an unwelcome surprise. For some of us, it has been almost two years since the last time we have been with our older parents, and the changes in their lives can be somewhat it time for Mom or Dad to consider assisted living? Here are a few first steps to help you know if it's time to make a move.
I was chatting with a friend here at Danbury about the New Year and she told me she’s “too old” for a New Year’s Resolution! I asked “Why?” and she laughed and
responded with another question, “At my age, what am I supposed to change?”
Did you know that, according to Pew Research, 20% of Americans over 60 live alone and that number increases with age? And yes, over 60% report feelings of loneliness, especially this week. Here are a few ways we can help.
If you’re like most Americans, you tend to get a little cranky around the holidays especially as you get older! Many times, this less than cheery attitude is a result of loss, missing the “good old days,” and/or not having anything to do around the holidays. Here are some tips on making your holidays as merry as they can be.
If the last few years have drained your love of nursing down too low, maybe it’s time to refuel your tank in a new environment. Here’s how you can renew your love of nursing by taking a job in senior living.