Over 40 million people in the United States provide care for an adult over the age of 65 (source). Of those being cared for, 90% are aging parents or relatives. Becoming a caregiver can be overwhelming as roles are reversed between parent and child.
It’s time to say hello to crisp autumn evenings! Elderwood’s Regional Dining Service Manager Daryl Cronk shares his recipe for Roasted Poblano Chicken Corn Chowder.
If you’ve noticed concerning driving behavior from your aging parent or loved one, you may be wondering if it’s time to considering taking away their car keys.
So it’s time to leave the hospital – what’s next? Many patients recovering from illness, injury, or a surgical procedure are ready to be discharged from a hospital (acute care) but are not ready to return home. Some patients may need more carefully supervised rehabilitation, while others may lack the support system at home that they need to fully recover.
Fall is a big time for tailgating or catching your favorite team in the comfort of your own living room. This season why not switch up the usual chips and dips for a savory and sweet appetizer that’s easy to make, and even more fun to eat.
Depression is common in the elderly, but it’s often hard to recognize. Caregivers may miss the signs of depression or mistake them for side effects from medications and illness. A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that approximately 7 million adults over the age of 65 suffer from depression.
As we age, social engagement and activities are just as important, if not more important, as when we were younger.
“Activity engagement is important for seniors because it gives them a purpose,” said Ashley Weiser, director of activities with Elderwood, a leading provider of senior care services.
Home is where we feel secure, comfortable and cared for, a special place that holds lifelong memories and traditions. However, as we age, there may come a time when our house is no longer the safest option.
Music is powerful. The notion that music can play a role in healing and behavior dates back to the works of Greek philosophers, Plato, and Aristotle. In the more than 2,000 years since their observations, the therapeutic value of music has been studied and implemented in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes.
Seniors are at a higher risk of dehydration because as the body ages, the ability to conserve water is greatly reduced. Certain medical conditions and medications also have an impact on a senior’s ability to retain fluids.
Thousands of Americans suffer strokes every year. Although there are risk factors that contribute to stroke, the reality is that almost anyone can suffer a stroke – at any age.