There is simply no place like home! Home is where we have our family celebrations, build our memories, and form the foundation of our life in many ways. We have all met families that have been in the same home all their lives. Perhaps they moved into their home after getting married and raised their children there, then when their kids moved out, they stayed in the area and now everyone spends the holidays at Grandma and Grandpa’s house every year. No matter what the story m
The summer is a terrific time to vacation and enjoy the sun! However, once the July heat and humidity sets in, we are often struggling and desperate for some relief! We are fortunate that, even in the summer heat, there are endless activity options for seniors in the DC metro area! So approach the heat as an opportunity to try something new or encourage a loved one to do the same. Try some indoor classes such as water aerobics or enjoy a relaxing swim in a lap pool. Tai
One of my clients shared with me a recent New York Times Article, "Its Almost Like A Ghost Town, Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years". This article sadly does not provide any information that I am surprised about as a care manager. I work very hard to help my clients to live fully and avoid needing nursing home skilled care. I refer primarily to assisted living when possible and more recently I also like the options in many of the smaller personal care homes.
Caring for a loved one is never an easy or predictable experience. Everyday is a new adventure and sometimes not in a good way. Caregivers as a result become stressed out, overwhelmed, and develop problems in coping day to day. If you are feeling this way try your best to follow the step below to assist in keeping things on track and finding your perspective. - Work the problem! So many people let problems pile up or go in a constant circle when having challenges. Focus
I was working with the husband of one of clients in choosing a memory care facility for their loved one. Although a difficult decision, the time had come and we were together making the best choice for the client and family long term. She would benefit from a more structured, secured, environment with social opportunities and memory care programming. In addition, the family would be able to enjoy time with their loved one more rather than focusing on direct care and tasks.