Guide to Understanding Short-Term Rehabilitation for Seniors

Not very long ago, older adults who were recovering from an accident, illness or surgery were able to remain in the hospital until it was determined they were well enough to go home. Today, because of the way our health care system is set up, that has changed. Instead, older adults who need additional services or rehabilitation in order to get back to a normal level of function generally turn to services like short-term rehabilitation. 

Deciding When It's Time for Memory Care for Your Loved One

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With more seniors living longer today, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia have increased in our society. As a result, more families are faced with the challenges of caring for an older loved one with memory loss.

 Memory loss caused by dementia affects individuals in different ways. Therefore, knowing what lies ahead for you, and your loved one with memory loss, can be very difficult to gauge.

7 Ways for Seniors to Stay Healthy All Winter Long

The winter season can be a challenging time for senior adults to stay healthy, safe and well. Seniors are more prone to illnesses in cold weather and are also at risk for other winter hazards such as falls, loneliness and seasonal depression.

Stacey Houseknecht, NHA, CTRS, Administrator at Saunders House, says, "Despite the health and safety concerns that accompany winter, the good news is that there are several steps older adults can take to safeguard their health and make the season more enjoyable.

Memory Loss and the Holidays: How Storytelling and Reminiscing Can Help Your Loved One

storytelling in the holidays

Holidays are a time for family members to be together and participate in the many joys of the season. But for some families, having a loved one with memory loss can make the holidays a bit of a challenge.

Halloween and COVID-19: How to Celebrate Safely This Year

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about many aspects of our lives. That includes how we celebrate traditional occasions such as Halloween. The priority today is safety first!

Since many of the communities in our area are allowing parents to decide whether or not their children can participate in Halloween night, it is important to know how to participate safely.