For those with Alzheimer’s disease, there comes a point when caregiving services are no longer enough. As their condition deteriorates, the need for care progresses beyond the simpler tasks of daily living.
Our grandparents rarely thought about assisted living. Options were few, costs of care were low, insurance was less restrictive, and loved ones expected to eventually become caregivers. It was normal to rely on family. It was a different time.
Falls aren’t just painful; they’re scary, too. Then, before we know it, our shaken confidence and fear of falling starts to change our lifestyle. Less gardening, less shopping, less movement. Before we know it, that new “lifestyle of less” snowballs into decline.
AARP suggests that 90 percent of seniors would prefer to age in place in their own homes, but may be overlooking a vital part of successfully aging in place: home safety modifications.
Ninety percent of seniors prefer to remain in their own homes during their golden years; however, the reality is that successful independent living requires certain skills.
It’s a common assumption about private duty home care. “Medicare will pay for whatever home care I need.”
Is Alzheimer’s disease hereditary? When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s common for other family members to worry about their own risk of inheriting the disease.
Arizona’s best retirement communities share a lifestyle choice in common with those who live longest… and it’s probably not what you’re thinking.
As a company focused on independent living for older adults, and building optimal health and wellness, we keep a close eye on useful technology that can help. A home assistant device using WiFi or Bluetooth is one of them.
Everyone defines successful aging a bit differently. What is the real definition and how might it apply what is preventable decline for some? Let’s take a look.