According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6 million people today. The onset of neurocognitive decline in older adults is usually a gradual process. While family members can often manage caring for their loved ones during the early stages, this can become challenging (and in some cases, unsustainable) as the condition progresses […]
Moving from a long-time home into an assisted living facility can be a challenging experience. In addition to adjusting to a brand-new lifestyle, moving to a senior living community usually entails a reduction in living space. Downsizing to fit into smaller accommodations can be tough for anyone, but for older adults with a lifetime of […]
Dear Miami Jewish Health, My mother is living with me and is, thankfully, an active woman. However, now that she does not drive and is slowing down, she needs more support and socialization than I can provide during the week. She has diabetes and I’ve noticed that it’s getting harder for her to monitor her […]
If you or a loved one is worried about the possibility of needing to move into a nursing home, South Florida’s PACE program, Florida PACE Centers, could be the solution you’re looking for. The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a federally funded Medicare and Medicaid benefit that works as an alternative […]
Moving a loved one to a Nursing Home or Assisted Living community is a transition like no other. Caregivers experience guilt, anxiety, and fear. Preparing ahead of time helps you to relax, think positively and realize that senior living facilities and today’s healthy aging lifestyles are often life-changing – in excellent and healthy ways.
When visiting an aging parent at an assisted living facility, plan your visit. Time spent with family is essential for everyone. Engage in shared activities like memory building exercise games and puzzles. Here are some tips for meaningful visits for caregivers, children and their elderly parents.