Aging

5 Things You Didn't Know About Respite Care

5 Things You Didn't Know About Respite Care

There is a reason why many busy, often-overburdened family caregivers are taking advantage of respite care services today.

How Often Should You Visit an Aging Parent in Memory Care?

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Not surprisingly, adult children with aging parents in memory care frequently have anxiety and questions about visiting their loved ones. Common concerns include: Will mom/dad even know who I am? What should I say? Do my visits have any value? How often should I visit mom/dad in memory care?

7 Things You Need to Know About Long-Term Care

7 Things You Need to Know About Long-Term Care

Recent research by the US Department of Health & Human Services projects that most seniors age 65 or older will need long-term care at some point in their lives. As noted by the long-term care experts at the Mayo Clinic®, “If

How to Coordinate Care for an Aging Parent With Your Siblings

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We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village,” with regard to raising children. Similarly, it could be said that “it takes a family” to care for an aging parent.

“As an adult child, having siblings can be a blessing when it comes to caring for a parent who needs ongoing care,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. 

The Social Engagement Benefits of Respite Care

The Social Engagement Benefits of Respite Care

“Respite care services at Saunders House provide at-home caregivers with a much-needed physical and emotional break from their demanding daily caregiving routines” says Susan Irrgang, Executive Director of Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA.

“Caregivers receive some personal time off from their caregiving duties to ‘recharge their batteries’ and do the things that are important to their own lives – whether it’s running errands, traveling, meeting for lunch with friends or just relaxing with a good book.”

5 Major Benefits of Walking: The Perfect Exercise for Seniors

5 Major Benefits of Walking: The Perfect Exercise for Seniors

“Today, gerontologists and other senior health experts agree that walking might just be the perfect exercise for older adults,” says Frank Frustillo, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA.

Unlike many other forms of exercise that entail buying special equipment or making regular trips to the health club or gym, walking can be done anywhere, at any time – at your convenience and with little or no expense. And all you need to get started is a comfortable pair of walking shoes that fit well and give you good support and balance.

Tips for Celebrating Milestones and Encouraging Independence

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