Family

How to Coordinate Care for an Aging Parent With Your Siblings

Sons Gathered with Father

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. 

Exercising Around Holiday Feasts: How to Keep the Bulge at Bay

Exercising Around Holiday Feasts

“The holidays are fast approaching and that means family gatherings, parties with friends and great food and drink – all of which can contribute to adding some unhealthy pounds over a short period of time,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

“Registered dietitians tell us that moderation is the key during the holidays. But if your sweet tooth and your love of holiday feasts are more than your willpower can handle, there is another helpful solution – exercise!”

Memory Care Tips for Making Your Visits Meaningful

Tips for a Happy Holiday for You and Your Loved One with Memory Loss

Help Your Loved One with Memory Loss Enjoy the Holidays

Stacey Houseknecht, Director of Quality of Life, at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pa. says, “The holiday season is a truly special time of year. It heralds a spirit of giving, expressions of faith and sharing holiday joy with family and friends.

Tips for Deciding When the Time Is Right for Professional Memory Care Services

How to Know When It’s Time for Professional Memory Care Services

As a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, you probably have concerns about what the future holds. How fast will changes occur? What can I expect to happen next? How will I know what to do?

Because progressive memory loss affects individuals in different ways, it can be very difficult to predict the future with any degree of accuracy. As memory care experts remind us, the only thing you can be certain of is that the challenges facing your loved one – and you – will only increase with time.


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