The Ramifications of a Spouse Becoming a Caregiver

The Ramifications of a Spouse Becoming a Caregiver

Caring for a seriously ill spouse can trigger relationship challenges.  In the process of change, you can lose your best friend, your love, and your future as you both had imagined it. Promises will change from words spoken in oath on your wedding day to deeds of care...
Continuing Care at Home Rising in Popularity

Continuing Care at Home Rising in Popularity

Decades ago in America, it was prevalent that extended family members lived near to one another, providing a system of general support and care for the family young and old. Now many families live far out of reach from the daily lives of their elderly parents save for...
Nursing Homes Face Staffing Shortage

Nursing Homes Face Staffing Shortage

There are federal regulatory standards that nursing homes must meet for providing qualified registered nursing staff. According to McKnight’s.com, fully three-quarters of nursing homes seldom meet the federally registered nurse (RN) staffing level guidelines. In...
Addressing Resident Abuse in Seniors Living Facilities

Addressing Resident Abuse in Seniors Living Facilities

If you have an elderly family member or friend living in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, it is imperative that you stay attuned to the signs of abuse to your loved one. The National Center on Elder Abuse reports the most common types of abuse include...
Technology Designed for Seniors with Dementia

Technology Designed for Seniors with Dementia

The increasing number of seniors and near-seniors experiencing dementia in the United States is on a rapid rise. A hallmark of cognitive decline is a long pre-clinical phase followed by an actual medical diagnosis that progresses from early to middle and late-stage...