How to Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility

The most frequent asked question from families is I hear is “With so many assisted living choices in the Louisville, KY area, how do I know which one is the right one?” This is almost like asking “how long is a piece of string?” The answer is different for every family. There are so many things that I consider when making recommendations of communities for seniors. I’ll give a few highlights here to give you an idea of things to contemplate during your decision making. What Kind of Senior Care Do You Need? First [...]

2021-08-05T20:29:06-04:00By |Senior Living|

How Do I Know What Level of Senior Care My Loved One Needs?

Typically, a professional really needs to assess the person in order to find out what level of senior care would be most appropriate for them. Just to give you an idea, here are some example assessment questions: “How is your memory? Can you remember what you had for breakfast? What about what you had for dinner last night?” “Do you know the date?” “Do you always take your medication, or do you sometimes forget?” “Have you ever fallen, Are you strong enough to get in and out of the shower without assistance? Levels of Senior Care [...]

2021-08-05T20:31:21-04:00By |Frequently Asked Questions|

How to Deal with Dementia Hallucinations and Delusions in Elderly Parents

“There’s something in this room, it’s like a bug. I can hear it. I can feel it crawling on the couch, what is that? Get rid of it. I don’t want it to turn out the lights!” “Where is my plate? I left it right here. Someone stole it. There is someone in the house that stole my plate and is trying to poison me!” These are common scenarios that represent the warped perceptions of those suffering from dementia hallucinations. You may hear your parent suddenly insist that someone is there when they clearly [...]

2021-02-23T13:37:04-05:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|

Normal Senior Moments or Alzheimer’s: 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor. 1. Memory Loss One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and [...]

2021-08-05T20:38:28-04:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|
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