Posted on July 8th, 2016 [permalink]]
Author, Karyn Rizzo “Aging in America Navigating our Healthcare System”
BENEFITS OF SENIOR CARE LIVING
Many aging adults prefer to stay at home where they can enjoy a retirement filled with social, safe and healthy activities. It isn’t surprising that 75% of older adults plan to live in their current homes for the rest of their lives, according to the 2015 United States of Aging Survey, a joint project of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the National Council on Aging, and United Health Care. (more…)
CAREGIVER RELIEF: FINDING RESPITE OPTIONS By: Karyn Rizzo
Posted on February 8th, 2016 [permalink]]
So many caregivers find themselves running on empty; selflessly taking care of a loved one’s every need in a very “task oriented” way to the point that they may not even realize the fatigue and resentment they are feeling. There are so many reasons to utilize respite care options, not simply to avoid burnout, but more importantly is that “Healthy Caregivers have Healthier Patients”. Where do I begin? (more…)
THE DIFFICULT TASK OF SELECTING ASSISTED LIVING
Posted on August 31st, 2015 [permalink]]
Fact: Some Seniors live 3-5 years longer when living in a long term care setting.
Most seniors, as they are aging, are convinced that they will retire and die at home and may say, “I’m only leaving my home feet first.” This is simply a denial of the mind, as most people do not have this experience in their golden years. (more…)
Are Women’s Brains More Vulnerable to Memory Loss?
Posted on August 2nd, 2015 [permalink]]
We found this story very interesting, and think you may to:
Women’s Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer’s Than Men’s
When is it Time to Find Placement For a Loved One?
Posted on May 1st, 2014 [permalink]]
Having worked in this field for 23 years, I have learned the recurring traits of the family member looking for placement. It is usually a caregiver in a crisis situation. “Mom is in the hospital and they are discharging her today.” Prior, there has been many warnings. Spouses and family members tell the loved one that they will never “put them in a home” and are trying to keep the promise that they made. This is usually at the expense of the caregiver themselves either through declining health or sheer mental exhaustion. (more…)