Blog & Elder Care Articles
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.
When polled, most people say that they want to continue to stay in their own homes as they age, as opposed to senior facilities or living with their children. These new tools can help make this a reality.
Are you considering hospice for yourself or a loved one? The following information will help you to learn more about the specifics that hospice has to offer, as well as the criteria to consider in making the choice for your family.
The aging process can be extremely stressful for everyone involved, especially when quality of life is questioned but independence is necessary. Read about our clients, Harriet & Charles, and how we worked with them to find solutions that worked for everyone.