Senior Living

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|

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|

Dementia Care: Symptoms, Stages & How to Prevent Dementia

When mom keeps losing her keys (that are still in her purse), we brush it off and joke about getting older. When dad is always asking the same question (that you already answered), we pat him on the back and call it “old-timers”. The truth is, memory loss is NOT a normal part of aging and yet the magnitude of this problem is growing across the country. Ten percent of 65-year olds, 25 percent of 75-year olds, and 50 percent of 85-year olds will get Alzheimer’s disease. That means if you live past 85, [...]

2019-10-17T15:17:08-04:00By |Senior Living|

Dementia Activities: 8 Ways to Spend Time with a Parent with Memory Loss

It’s hard to know what to do when mom doesn’t seem like mom anymore. As dementia and memory loss take hold, it affects the personality, interests, and abilities of loved ones. More often than not, family members often find it difficult to find ways to interact with someone with dementia. Sometimes we aren’t sure what to say (what not to say), what topics to talk about (and what to avoid). Keeping them engaged is one of the best treatments. But it can be challenging to find Dementia activities that you and your loved one [...]

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

Finding A Senior Living Community On Your Own vs Using Placement Services: Why Choosing Senior Home Transitions Is The Better Option

Chances are, the last time you bought a house you used a realtor. You don’t just wander the streets hoping to find the perfect home for sale, and you didn’t walk into your home negotiation by yourself. Realtors provide guidance, expertise, and inside information of the market in your area. We provide that same service for helping seniors looking for a living community Trying to gather all the needed information to make an informed decision on your own is nearly impossible. There are just too many things to consider and there are so many [...]

2019-10-16T15:54:45-04:00By |Senior Living|