Senior Care Blog

Veterans Benefits for Assisted Living: How to Apply, Eligibility, Requirements

More than one-third of Americans over 65 are either wartime veterans or are married to one. Many veteran families may not realize the benefits available to them to help offset the cost of senior care. Less than 10 percent of those who qualify apply for Veterans Aid & Attendance use the benefit, which can be used to help pay for in-home care, board and care, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities. This is because many veterans either are not informed or do not understand the benefits available to them. It’s actually easier to [...]

2019-10-18T13:57:06-04:00By |Senior Living|

Elderly Fall Risks: Myths vs Reality

Falls are about more than bumps and bruises. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for the elderly. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Even without serious injury, falls can have a big impact on your quality of life. A growing number of older adults fear falling because of the serious repercussions. As a result, seniors limit their activities and social engagements [...]

2019-10-18T14:39:28-04:00By |Health Issues and Falls|

10 Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Anger & Aggression

Handing the anger and aggressive behaviors in someone suffering from Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest challenges for family and caregivers. Whether the aggression is verbal and/or physical, there are several things that may contribute and there are definitely some things you can do to diffuse the situation. Aggressive behavior can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason and often builds up over time. All of the sudden a mother who has always been meek and calm may have an outburst of rage. That is because it is the deterioration of the brain causing the [...]

2019-10-18T09:49:38-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|

Music Therapy for Dementia: How Music Can Benefit Dementia & Alzheimer’s Patients

When words fail, music speaks. This is especially true for loved ones suffering with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Music has been shown to connect with individuals in a way that words cannot. Several studies show that music is able to evoke response or a memory in people with memory loss. Your mother may not be able to tell you what she had for breakfast, but she might sing every word of her favorite song every time she hears it. Benefits of Music Therapy for Dementia Patients Music is a universal language, but it goes far [...]

2019-10-18T14:40:20-04:00By |Senior Living|

How to Choose the Best Memory Care Facility for Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating disease, not only for the person afflicted, but also for the family who is losing a loved one day by day. My father was a very successful business man, great dad and husband. He was diagnosed when he was about 83, and slowly digressed to the stage where he had an urgent need to “go”. He had no place in mind, just needed to go. At about 5 pm everyday, he would become another person. He had hallucinations, delusions and eventually became aggressive because he believed someone was trying [...]

2019-10-17T17:58:53-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|