Senior Living

March is Social Workers Month!
Social Workers: Powerful Advocates for the Aging Population

Social Workers are Powerful Advocates for Seniors

Gerontological-based social workers – who are also referred to as “geriatric social workers” – assist in the coordination of the care and safety of patients that are elderly. These social workers can be found in many different settings, such as health clinics, residential health care units, hospitals, adult day care centers, and communities designed for… Read More…

Types of Elder Abuse and The Signs to Watch Out For

Signs Of Elder Abuse

As we age, most of us will reach a point in which we must rely on others. This reliance may result from our inability to properly care for ourselves, our homes, our finances, and other aspects of our lives. If you are reading this, it is likely that you have yet to reach this point… Read More…

How to Minimize the Effects of Caregiver Burnout When Caring for a Sick or Injured Loved One

Minimizing Caregiver Burnout

While it is true that caring for a loved one that is sick or injured may bring about a high level of personal satisfaction and be rewarding, it is also a highly stressful and overwhelming endeavor. When caregiving, you may reach a point of exhaustion – be it physical, mental, or simply emotional. This may… Read More…

How to Reduce Senior Isolation and Loneliness

Reducing Senior Isolation And Loneliness

Senior isolation is a common issue. As the aging population continues to grow, isolation and loneliness will continue to occur. While this may not seem like a serious issue, it could have many serious health consequences for those older individuals that experience it. The baby boomer generation is entering into and crossing over into the… Read More…

Obtaining Legal Guardianship to Manage the Care of an Elderly, Cognitively-impaired, or Otherwise Disabled Loved One

Elderly Care

When a loved one becomes cognitively-impaired, disabled, or elderly, it may become necessary to gain legal guardianship over that individual. This is often considered a highly necessary step in ensuring that you are able to appropriately manage the care of your loved one. The laws surrounding legal guardianship vary from state to state and the… Read More…

5 Signs It Is Time for Memory Care for Your Loved One with Dementia

“Dementia” is a general type of medical term that is used to describe a cognitive-based decline and other symptoms that interferes with an individual’s daily life. It originates with physical changes that occur within the brain. The most common symptom associated with this condition is memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly diagnosed… Read More…

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