Seniors and Self Neglect

Our Care Advocacy program often runs into cases of seniors and self neglect. The sad thing is that we are not typically the first people to spot it. Indeed, many neighbors, landlords, and service providers are often aware that the senior is in distress, but just don’t know what to do. Here’s the link to Adult Protective Services and information …

Benefits of Socialization for Seniors

As seniors get older, it’s important for them to stay active physically and mentally. This can be challenging if they no longer drive, have limited income, or don’t have friends and family nearby. Instead of getting out and about, they may spend more time alone in their home. Attending Senior Day Care can be a wonderful way for older adults …

Looking for Signs That Your Parents Need Care

The holidays are coming, and with them, the opportunity for plenty of time spent with friends and family. This can be a joyous thing, but also a difficult one—especially if you spend time with aging parents whose physical and mental health seems precarious to you. This is a sad but normal part of growing up: Eventually, your mom and dad …

Preparing to Become an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Learning that your aging parent has Alzheimer’s is difficult and emotional news to hear. You’ll undoubtedly have a number of questions about the disease and its prognosis, and about what you can expect from your parent’s daily behavior. You will also have to face tough questions about caregiving like whether or not you will provide day-to-day care or transition your …

Depression and Dementia

Wrestling with the effects of dementia is challenging, taxing on both the body and the mind. One way in which dementia impacts overall health is through the symptoms of depression. While not everyone with dementia experiences depression, many do. In fact, studies show that more than 40 percent of those with dementia struggle with significant depression. It goes without saying …

What is Respite Care?

Being a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is a full-time job—and as with any full-time job, you sometimes need to take a break, to preserve your own mental health and to protect against burnout. What options are available to full-time dementia caregivers, though? One answer is respite care, which allows the caregiver to take a temporary rest while …

The Benefits of Adult Day Care

Aging family members have some unique needs—and sometimes it is difficult to find a place where those needs can be met. This is especially true for those aging relatives and loved ones who may not particularly need the full, immersive services of an assisted or senior living residence, but do require some guidance and interaction during the course of the …