Alzheimer's Doesn't Have To Shut Down Communication: 5 Tools To Help You Communicate With Your Loved One

Alzheimer's takes its toll on the family. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's, you may feel like you're trying to communicate with a stranger. Don't give up hope. It's important to remember that there will be good and bad days when it comes to communicating with your loved one. It's also important to know that there are ways for you to improve your communication. Here are just a few tools you can use that can help you get through to your loved one with Alzheimer's. [Read More]

4 Tips For Making An Assisted Living Facility More Comfortable For Your Loved One

Putting your loved one in an assisted living facility can be a wrenching decision, because you are moving him or her out of an area where he or she is the most comfortable. However, there are ways to make their new room or apartment comfortable as well. Follow these four tips for making a senior living facility more comfortable and enjoyable for your loved one. 1. Only Bring Favorite Items [Read More]

Finding A Nursing Home – The Importance Of Regular Activities

When family members begin looking for a nursing home for their loved one, they often narrow down their choices by location, the cost of care, and the nursing home staff. While these factors are all important, many families forget to check into the activities offered by facility. Residents of all physical abilities need to be involved in regular activities that offer mental stimulation, physical activity if possible, and social interaction. [Read More]

How To Know If Your Elderly Loved One Needs Assisted Living

Deciding whether your loved one is in need of an assisted living environment can be a tough thing. However, you can make it a little easier for yourself by making sure that you are reviewing the following points. Needs Help With Medication Reminders   If you are starting to find that someone in your family needs consistent help remembering his or her medication schedule, it might be time to look into an assisted living facility. [Read More]