MAKING THE HOLIDAYS LESS LONELY FOR SENIORS

MAKING THE HOLIDAYS LESS LONELY FOR SENIORS

The holidays can be a lonely time for older adults. Seniors may miss their relatives and friends, especially those who have passed away.  The holiday traditions they practiced for years may look different than they did in the past, and it may feel like the holidays...

SHORT TERM REHABILITATION: A WHOLE PERSON APPROACH

SHORT TERM REHABILITATION: A WHOLE PERSON APPROACH

“Get well soon!” is the automatic response when we hear someone is recuperating from a surgical procedure, injury, or illness… and the emphasis is always on the “soon.” Nobody wants to be compromised for any longer than absolutely necessary, and this is where...

Avoid Caregiver Burnout with Respite Care

Avoid Caregiver Burnout with Respite Care

Everyone knows it can be frustrating and sometimes draining to deal with eventualities associated with aging. However, most of the attention goes to the individual in the throes of it, not to the one providing the support and care. So who cares for the caregivers?...

PREVENTING FALLS AS WE AGE

PREVENTING FALLS AS WE AGE

Regardless of which list you reference, acrophobia (the fear of heights) always end up as one of peoples’ top phobias.  And for good reason: falling can be not only scary but dangerous.  And this peril increases as we age, our balance and resilience deteriorate, and...

TALKING TO A LOVED ONE ABOUT ASSISTED LIVING

TALKING TO A LOVED ONE ABOUT ASSISTED LIVING

From the moment we are born, we aspire towards greater and greater independence. A toddler whimpers to hold their own spoon, and teenagers balk at a parent even showing face at prom. None of this dissipates as we evolve into our golden years. In fact, it may even...

10 Fun Ways for Seniors to Enjoy Being Outside

10 Fun Ways for Seniors to Enjoy Being Outside

Going outside in the warmth and fresh summer air is a wonderful way for elders to spend their time. It encourages light exercise and creates opportunities for socializing, both of which are important parts of a healthy senior lifestyle. Offer to spend that time...

Assisted Living or Memory Care? What You Need to Know

Assisted Living or Memory Care? What You Need to Know

Assisted Living focuses on maintaining the independence of residents while giving the helping hand that is sometimes needed for more general daily tasks or health maintenance. A senior who loves living at home because of the independence but who is not able to keep up...

Differences Between Independent and Assisted Living

Differences Between Independent and Assisted Living

As you explore senior living communities for yourself or a family member, you’ll find there are a lot of options out there. In Connecticut alone, there are over 400 independent living and assisted living communities. So, which community is right for you? At the...

A Day in the Life of Assisted Living

A Day in the Life of Assisted Living

If you or a loved one have been considering moving to assisted living, you may wonder: what does a typical day look like? “That’s an easy answer: there are no typical days in assisted living,” says Ann Zak, Executive Director of Chatham Place at Mary Wade, New Haven...