Effectively Communicating with Older Adults

Effectively Communicating with Older Adults: Expert Advice Abounds Many adult children have experienced this paradox: At the very time they need to communicate with their aging parent about important issues in their life, the older person begins experiencing impediments that make communication difficult. Many times, it’s a medical problem—i.e., recovery from a stroke, cognitive impairment, diminished hearing or eyesight. Other

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Theresa Guelzow, Hero Award Winner

Theresa Guelzow, Hero Award Winner Tell us about a specific time when the nominee went above and beyond day-to-day responsibilities and demonstrated an exceptional commitment to residents. One example of Theresa’s dedication to our residents occurred in July of 2018 when our community was forced to partially evacuate our residents due to an explosion that occurred down the road from

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Helping An Elderly Parent Settle Into A Senior Care Facility

Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to make this transition smooth and comfortable for everyone. So, let’s talk about the before, during and after of helping an elderly parent to move into a senior care facility. Helping your mom or dad to move into a senior care facility can be a stressful, chaotic process. Not only

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Seeing Our Seniors as They See Themselves

Seeing Our Seniors as They See Themselves This image is in an award-winning photo series called “Reflections” by Tom Hussey, a commercial advertising photographer. Hussey’s series shows seniors looking into mirrors and finding the reflections of their younger selves. It was inspired by a World War II veteran who said, “I can’t believe I am going to be 80, I feel like

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The Generational Difference

  Whether it was the Glen Miller who created the musical score of their childhood, Frank Sinatra or the Beatles aficionados, the generations that now make up our Senior Population are uniquely characterized by more than just their music.  The Greatest Generation, the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers together span a 40-year period in our country, marked by civilization

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When Aging at Home is No Longer an Option

One of the hardest decisions we will ever make is deciding if, and when, moving to a senior community (assisted living or nursing home) is necessary. This is especially true when we are making this decision for our parents or loved ones. Not so long ago, the term ‘nursing home’ was synonymous with ‘old folks’ home’. It triggered fears of abuse, neglect,

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