Assisted Living VS. Skilled Nursing – Are They Different?

There will likely come a time in your life when you must consider senior care for yourself or someone you love. Researching the various types of senior care facilities and trying to make the decision as to which will suit your needs best can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. There are a number of options available. The two most …

What is Dementia Sundowning and Can it Be Managed?

Patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia may suddenly exhibit a change in behavior later in the afternoon or early evening. While these changes may only last a few hours for some, for others they can last through the night. These sudden behavioral changes for individuals with dementia is known as sundowning or sundown syndrome, and can …

Enjoy the Season With Seniors This Spring

The spring season has finally arrived! It’s the time of year when longer days and warmer weather began to draw people outdoors again to enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds, and smells of spring after a long and dreary winter. The warmth from the spring sunshine is always a welcome reprieve from the cold and dark days of the winter months. …

Should I Volunteer at an Assisted Living Community?

Volunteers are valuable assets to residents who live in an assisted living community, so the easy answer is yes! If you have the skills, talents, and time to dedicate a few hours weekly or monthly to benefit the lives of senior adults, volunteering in a senior community is a great way to give back and enhance the lives of seniors. …

Seasonal Depression and Senior Adults

As we age, the weather tends to have more of an impact on our bodies, especially the colder temperatures experienced during winter months. Our muscles, bones, and joints ache more when colder weather comes around. It’s also an unfortunate fact that the colder temps and shorter days of the winter season can affect our mental health as well. Bouts of …