Blog & Elder Care Articles
As a member of the Aging Life Care Association, Growing Options takes pride in the care and comfort we can give families during this trying time. Learn some of the benefits we provide, the questions we can answer, and the information you need.
Enclosed are health and safety tips from the CDC and WHO to help us get through this crisis. I encourage families to stay educated and up-to-date on this information to reduce the spread of the virus.
Have you noticed your aging parent showing signs that he or she needs help but aren’t sure what to do? Learn how a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) can help.
Coping with a parent’s descent into dementia is a tragic situation on many levels. I share my own experience dealing with my father forgetting who I was, and how I help others cope.
My adventure into Geriatric Care Management grew from a small seed of thought, which grew from a wide range of experience all centered around the idea of how to help seniors live their best life. Learn more about my journey and how I live my dream through Growing Options.
Behavioral problems are common in seniors with dementia. Learn what causes these behaviors and how you can adjust, change and adapt the environment that may be triggering the them.
In part 2 of this series, I continue discussing behavioral problems in seniors with dementia. Here, I share my experience as a care manager helping a woman who suddenly turned on her caregiver.
For long-distance caregivers, concerns of their aging loved one’s health and wellness is a priority. I spoke with Lifeline representative, Joy Balsamo, to find out more about this medical alert system.
Learn about aging in place and the difference it makes in an aging parent’s quality of life. For services available to seniors in Fairfield County, Growing Options can help.
Wandering is one of the most common and potentially dangerous behaviors among patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Learn what causes wandering and some effective ways to prevent it.