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  • It is not uncommon for someone approaching retirement to want to remain in their home as they age. Despite being in the comfort of their own home, someone aging is still prone to accidents. Creating a home safety checklist and implementing home safety tips can reduce the risk of an accident occurring, while still [...]

  • Considering assisted living for a loved one can provoke a lot of thoughts and questions. If you’re a caregiver or family member of someone elderly who is approaching the need for assisted living, it’s normal to feel curious and even anxious about the subject. This article will go over the most common questions and [...]

  • One million older adults are residing in assisted living communities according to the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. Assisted living facilities provide 24-hour care for seniors that could use assistance with some daily activities, but don’t necessarily need to depend on skilled nursing or specialized dementia care. This is [...]

  • It can be very challenging to support an aging parent, especially navigating how to effectively communicate. Unfortunately it is common for edlerly parents to refuse help. Researchers at Penn State University found that 77% of adult children experience difficulty getting their elderly parents to take advice or receive help with daily tasks. The bright side [...]

  • First Things First: Eat a Balanced Diet We have all heard this most of our lives.  Simply put, the better that you eat, the longer you are likely to live. A lean. Healthy diet will help lower the risk of chronic disease while providing plenty of health-protective nutrients. The [...]

  • While every individual has a unique game plan for living with Parkinson's disease (PD), exercise is an important part of the management strategy. Not only is it good for general health, but certain forms of activity can target specific Parkinson's symptoms. Although one distinct type of exercise isn't universally recommended for all people with PD, [...]

  • Changes in Ability Many seniors are unable to do simple daily activities such as bathing, walking, transferring, grooming, toileting, dressing, using the phone, taking medicines, or managing money require assistance. Professional senior care partners are well-versed in providing personalized care services that fit the needs of elders and can assist them in living a [...]

  • Senior care partners help seniors and family caregivers fulfill their emotional, cognitive, social, and safety requirements. They can quickly design a care management strategy and integrate all activities, prioritizing above all else to improve the individual's quality of life. Understand Care Needs A senior care partner usually begins with a survey [...]

  • Check Credentials Confirm that the senior care partner has certificates from recognized and reputable agencies, such as the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM), Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC), and National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Question Local Knowledge Senior care partners must know how to access local [...]