Blog & Elder Care Articles
Iris Loves Spending Quality Time with Pete
When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it affects families in profound ways. As professional advocates and facilitators, geriatric care managers can help seniors and their loved ones create immediate and long-term care plans to manage their condition and other aging related ailments.
The Effects of Caregiving
There are many components to caregiving, and many responsibilities that go along with it. Caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, but many caregivers often face challenges that leave them feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and alone.
Why Spring is So Great
Spring is the perfect time to start something new, spend some time in nature, and just have fun! As spring approaches learn about how your care manager can help create a plan that helps you enjoy spring in a way that works for you.
Making Time for What Matters
Seniors experience profound changes and losses as they age, and it’s critical for seniors to make time for what’s important to them as they age. No one way will work for everyone, but the key is to experiment and find what works best.
Keeping Seniors Social
Our golden generation has experienced unprecedented social isolation due to the pandemic. With the holidays over and winter settling in, it’s important for families to help seniors stay connected socially, whether they live independently at home or in a facility.
Hope for the Holidays
As if the holiday season weren’t stressful enough, Sara’s 78-year-old father, Jim, tripped on the basement stairs and broke his leg the week after Thanksgiving. Just when he was about to lose hope for the holidays with his new broken leg, see how Jim and his family created new traditions to keep having fun and adapt to his changing lifestyle.
A Day in the Life of a Caregiver
In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we’re sharing Heather’s story. Being a caregiver, running a household with 2 young boys, and managing a full-time job means she’s on duty 24/7 – especially if there’s an emergency in the middle of the night. If you connect with Heather’s story, let’s talk about how we can work with you to lighten your load.
Want More Love in Your Life? Fall for Yourself, First
As we age, we change and grow into new people with new expectations, wants, and needs. Feeling lonely or disconnected from others during your aging journey may mean it’s time to take a deep breath and check in with yourself. Learn how this helped Lois refocus her goals for retirement and fall in love with the new version of herself.
Peace of Mind Begins with a Custom Care Plan
Even aging twins require unique care plans that fit their individual lifestyles. Growing Options believes that a custom care plan can help navigate aging challenges and alleviate the tension that usually comes with them. Learn how Growing Options can help you and your family with a custom aging care plan.
Prepare But Don’t Panic: Planning for Natural Disasters
From fires to floods to tornadoes, severe weather events remind us that it’s important for families to plan and prepare. It’s especially important to make sure seniors are on the same page and know what to do in case of emergency. To keep your loved ones safe, you can take these steps now to prepare and avoid any panic that could potentially put everyone at more of a risk.