October 15, 2023
Does My Loved One Need a Skilled Nursing Facility?When your loved one requires more care than you can give them, receiving outside help feels like a relief. Finding the right level of care, however, is not always easy. Do they need full-time care? Would they prefer a skilled nursing facility? What about assisted living? And what’s the difference? While answering these questions is not easy, gaining knowledge is the best place to start.
December 9, 2022
Faith and Spiritual Growth in Long Term Care SettingsMany long term care and skilled nursing facilities employ a chaplain. The chaplain is a minister or priest and is available as “religious” support for older adults in assisted living. Chaplains are sometimes overlooked as key players in nursing home care and as support for family members. What does a chaplain do and how can he or she be of help to family members in long term care settings?
Safety and Security Measures for Your ParentsAs individuals age, their children tend to take more responsibility for ensuring their well-being. It’s not practical to be there all the time, but it is possible to have measures in place that allow your parents to continue live safely and independently. This article discusses both safety and security measures. What is the difference? Safety measures are those taken to prevent threats that a
April 27, 2022
Healthy Senior Eating: Three Easy Ideas for Better NutritionAs you age, your metabolism slows and your body needs more of certain nutrients. The best way to eat a healthy variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy is planning your meals in advance and interacting socially with others interested in better nutrition.