End-of-Life Care and Dying Well
The topic of dying is a difficult one for most of us. Families often struggle to cope with the idea of losing someone they love. Planning for end-of-life is the best way to help your family know how to make certain your wishes are honored.
Vacationing with Seniors
Late spring and summer are times when families often embark on vacation together. For some families, this year’s travel plans may include an older loved one. These trips are a great way to build bonds among the generations and create memories that will last a lifetime, but traveling with a senior family member may require making a few accommodations.
5 Ways to Get Back Into Exercise
If you are trying to find your way back into a regular exercise regimen after you’ve been away from it for a while, knowing how to stay safe and motivated are two of the challenges you will no doubt face. Once an exercise routine has been broken, getting started again can be difficult. It is all too easy to set your goal to begin again “tomorrow.”
Why Choose Hospice?
Just the very word “hospice” can be frightening. People mistakenly believe hospice care is only for the final days of life. The reality is that hospice is a philosophy of caring for people who have a life-limiting illness. Hospice treats each person and their unique needs. The care hospice delivers is a combination of treating the mind, body and spirit.
What Causes Alzheimer’s Wandering?
For adult children and family caregivers, just the idea that a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease might wander can be frightening. It is one of the most challenging behaviors for families to manage. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s will wander at some point. While researchers aren’t certain what causes wandering they believe it is linked to unmet needs and an inability to communicate.
Respite Allows Caregivers a Break
If you are caring for a senior loved one or a spouse with a chronic illness, you already know that caregiving is an all-encompassing, around the clock role. This is especially true when the older loved one you care for lives alone or has Alzheimer’s disease. You may find yourself constantly worrying and wondering if they are safe when you can’t be there.