What To Do When Our Aging Parents Won’t Take Our Advice

Our parents always asked that we listen to them, but what happens when they refuse to listen to us? Some adult children are finding that their parents don’t always know best when it comes to their diet, driving, housing, medication and more. Research out of Penn State University, the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging and the Rowan University
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National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2019: Live Soulfully

2019 Observance Dates: May 12-18 What are you doing for yourself and others every day? What makes you happy? How are you contributing to your happiness and the happiness of others?  Every day, skilled nursing centers assist our seniors and people with disabilities in living their happiest and best lives. Whether it’s planting, cooking, reading or
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Moving Your Senior Loved One Into Rehabilitation

After your senior loved one is discharged from the hospital, they may still need care from a short-term or long-term rehabilitation center but there may be complications during the admission process that cause them to be readmitted into the hospital. However, here are some steps to help identify high-risk admissions to rehab or home health
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How To Talk To Your Elderly Parents About Moving Into a Nursing Home

While the majority of older Americans are attracted to the idea of aging at home, according to the Department of Health and Human Services 70% of adults aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care. Additionally, with every year that passes, their chance of needing care increases. When a parent is unable
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Experimental Alzheimer’s Vaccine Test Cuts Dementia Cases

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said a new experimental Alzheimer’s disease vaccine showed promising results during recent testing in mice and are hopeful the vaccine will make it to human trials. In the animal trials researchers said the experimental vaccine showed it could delay the effects of the degenerative brain
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What To Look For In An Assisted Living Facility

Searching for an assisted living facility for your loved one can be a very stressful process but there are things you can look for that will help make your decision easier. We hope these tips will prove useful. How Clean Is The Facility Does the facility feel fresh and clean? Make sure to look past
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Dementia Care: Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia—but we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with your loved one. Good communication skills will also enhance your ability to handle the difficult behavior you may encounter as
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