Respite care gives you a break from your caregiving duties. While respite care communities provide many basics for their temporary residents, there are some things you're responsible for bringing. Other items are things that can help your loved one feel more comfortable during their stay. Always check with the community for guidelines on what you should and shouldn't send, as they might have different procedures or recommendations.
Falls become more of a concern with age, but you can take a proactive approach to reducing your risks. Your health and physical condition can impact your risks of falling. The physical environment is also a factor. Follow these steps to reduce your fall risk.
The holiday season is the perfect time to spoil the older adults in your life. However, knowing what to buy can be challenging — especially if your loved one says they already have everything they need. Below, we'll share our favorite gift ideas for seniors to provide entertainment and comfort in their assisted living communities.
Being the primary caregiver for a loved one can be a rewarding experience that brings you closer and ensures they get the care they need. However, you still might need the occasional helping hand to keep things running smoothly. Asking for help from other relatives can help you maintain a positive outlook and keep your physical health in check.
With temperatures rising into the 90s or even 100s, depending on where you live, summer can get sweaty fast. Even if you seek shelter from the sun in your assisted living apartment or other small home, it can be a challenge to stay cool at times. Check out these nine tips for beating the heat whether you live in a tiny home, an apartment or an assisted living community.
Respite care is an important part of the caregiving process for any family that cares for older adults in the home. Yet many people don't know about this option or understand how to access it. Find out more about respite care below by reading up on a few facts and stats about this care model.
Deciding to start hospice care can be challenging for seniors and their loved ones, but understanding what to expect from the process can make the transition easier. Seniors living in communities under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities Umbrella can receive faith-centered, compassionate hospice services in their assisted living apartments delivered by a dedicated care team. Below, you can learn about the professionals involved in a hospice care team and their roles.
According to research done by the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 1 in 5 Americans provides care for a loved one. For many people, caring for a family member so they can remain in their own home — or yours — is a labor of love, but it does pose challenges. You may have to set aside your personal needs to take on multiple roles, such as nurse, housekeeper and cook, which can take a toll on your mental and physical health. Whether you’re currently caring for a loved one or you’ve just started thinking about taking on that responsibility for an aging family member, let’s look at seven common challenges and how respite care can help you face them.
We often think about respite care as being for the benefit of caregivers, but it can also be a blessing for seniors who require ongoing care. In this post, we explore reasons your loved one may enjoy respite care to give you a clear picture of what to expect if you're considering it.
Winter is a chilly time of year, but it can be a good time to consider assisted living options for yourself or a senior loved one. Once you select a place where you'd like to move, late winter is also an excellent time to move into your new home.
When planning a move into an assisted living community, you may be worried about mobility. Right now, your mobility may be good, but if it's started to get harder to do the things you love, now's the time to start looking into ways to maintain the mobility you have.
Studies have indicated that growing things is good for human health. That's true for older adults, too; one study published in a medical journal found that seniors who gardened reported overall higher self-esteem and social engagement than those who didn't.
Spring is a time of renewal. Whether you're a person of faith who loves the Lenten season leading up to Easter and all that means spiritually or you simply enjoy the warming of the world and the blooming of flowers and trees, it can be hard not to want some kind of fresh start during this season.