Navigating the world of senior living options, whether for yourself or a family member, can be daunting and confusing. With a range of terms used to describe senior living options including independent living, assisted living, and nursing homes, it can be difficult to understand the differences between each level of care or housing option.
After decades of participating in the democratic process, the votes of our senior population are no less important today than they were when they were just 18 years-old.
It’s often said that reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It’s a favorite pastime for many and has several cognitive benefits, including perhaps a favorable impact on Alzheimer’s disease.
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.