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Take a break: Why respite care is good for you, your loved one

Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:24 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Are you helping to care for an elderly family member or friend? Then you’re one of approximately 50 million Americans who are considered senior caregivers.   Even a few hours of care per week can make a huge difference and help a senior avoid moving into an assisted living or skilled nursing center. Getting help from friends and family members saves money and promotes independence and confidence for many seniors.   Although many times this care is happily… Read Article

12 easy things you can do to prevent memory loss

Friday, June 27 2014 5:53 PM
Categorized In Memory Care
Research suggests that keeping your brain stimulated, socializing, proper nutrition and physical exercise are some of the best ways to promote cognitive health. Try these simple ways to prevent memory loss. Source: www.good-sam.com  Click here to view the original article.

What is the role of social services in a nursing home?

Saturday, June 21 2014 5:44 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
If I had to define social services staff members in one phrase, I would say, “Jacks of all trades.” Their duties and schedules change from moment to moment in order to best serve the individuals in their care. From a regulatory perspective, social services are defined as, “services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident.”   It would be difficult to provide a comprehensive… Read Article

Preventing loneliness: How to keep your parents connected

Friday, June 20 2014 5:31 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Loneliness isn’t just a feeling.   It can cause depression, anxiety, chronic pain, sleep problems and other health issues. And it currently affects 43 percent of adults age 60 and older. With the senior population projected to increase to more than 79 million by 2040, understanding loneliness and how to prevent it is increasingly important.   Here are five ways you can keep your senior parents connected with others.   1. Foster a sense of purp… Read Article

Are organic foods really better for you?

Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:21 PM
Categorized In Diet
We often hear the terms “organic,” “locally grown,” “sustainable” and “natural,” but it can be difficult to understand exactly what these terms mean. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) certifies organic food production, and only foods grown under certain conditions can be marketed as organic.   These certified organic foods are produced under certain conditions that are ecologically friendly, but research co… Read Article

Activities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease

Wednesday, June 11 2014 5:19 PM
Categorized In Memory Care
Have you ever known someone with Alzheimer’s disease who can sing every word of an old hymn but has difficulty calling you by the right name? The reason is related to the type of memory being used. If someone has sung hymns all their life, he or she may be able to automatically respond through the use of long-term memory and habitual/instinctual skills. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia often experience challenges with short-term memory an… Read Article

Physical therapy spotlight: Lymphedema wraps

Thursday, June 5 2014 5:03 PM
Categorized In Well-being
The lymphatic system helps us stay healthy and free of toxins. When this subgroup of the circulatory system gets a blockage, however, the built-up lymph fluid causes your arms, legs or other parts of your body to swell.   Our physical therapy department can help decrease the swelling caused by lymphedema. The process is quite simple—our therapists will create a decongestive therapy regimen for you. One of the first steps of this process is using lymphedema wraps… Read Article

Dizzy? You could have a vestibular dysfunction

Monday, June 2 2014 5:01 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Have you ever felt like your head was spinning—perhaps when you fell in love or took a long-awaited trip? That’s a fun feeling. But when you truly feel dizzy, it’s usually because the parts of your inner ear and brain that control balance and eye movement aren’t in synch with your visual and sensory systems.   Disease, aging and injury can damage your vestibular system, which regulates your balance and eye movements. Dizziness is one of the mos… Read Article