Whether you or someone you care about is seriously ill, having palliative care options is important for reducing pain and stress while suffering from an illness. The medical specialty has helped millions of patients and families cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with a serious illness.
It can be a long and challenging journey for patients recovering from an illness, injury, or a surgical procedure. Many who have been hospitalized will need to transition to a subacute rehab setting to continue their recovery for a safe return back home. The idea of going home is no doubt a welcome thought, but it may also come with fear and anxiety when the recovery process needs to continue after discharge.
Grandparents are a connection to understanding ourselves, and as they age, it’s important to learn from their life experiences. They are an important link to family history and a part of the fabric that makes us who we are. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we may forget how much wisdom and background our grandparents can offer us.
Caring for a person with a memory impairment requires patience and flexibility. As the person loses their ability to remember, reason and communicate, the caregiver must adapt to meet their needs and maintain their quality of life.
Older Americans are regularly online in rapidly increasing numbers. According to AARP, about 44% of seniors view technology in a more positive light than ever before.
Creating a healthy and delicious dish this summer is easier than you think. Elderwood Dining Services Director Daryl Cronk offers a a recipe for Tequila Flamed Coconut Shrimp and Vegetables over Saffron Quinoa, which is quick to prepare and feature delicious fresh ingredients.
It’s summertime and the living’s easy – and since the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it’s a great time to try out some new activities or get back into seasonal hobbies and there are some summer activities that are ageless – here are five that seniors can continue to enjoy:
The Olympic games are the highest level at which an athlete will compete. Athletes train and dream their entire lives with aspirations to represent their country and possibly have a moment of glory in pursuit of a medal.
February is Heart Month, which is a good time to renew or begin your efforts to keep your heart healthy. Your heart pumps blood to all the other organs in your body. A heart that isn’t healthy is more vulnerable to disease – and that can lead to other serious health problems.
With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, families across the country are faced with the difficult challenge of explaining the illness and how it impacts those we love to their children. Navigating a conversation that informs children about memory loss and behavioral changes can help create a supportive atmosphere for the child and a loved one living with memory impairment.