Pat Colonna, writer and a senior-housing resident, recently said “Chronological age has little or nothing to do with making the decision to move to senior housing. It’s all about you.” She is absolutely right. Each individual needs to assess his/her own needs and resources before making a move. Preparing ahead is key to making the right move, at the right time, for the right reason.
Meeting the Challenges of Aging Courtesy Legacy Assisted Living and Memory Care, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine It can be as subtle as a family member noticing that mom or dad has lost weight unexpectedly or […]
Seventy-five percent of the residents at Crawford Street Place are referred from other assisted living centers. At times, it’s because the individual requires a higher level of care and would benefit from the extra time and attention Crawford Street Place provides. Or perhaps the “fit” wasn’t quite right at the previous facility. […]
Chef Paul Glassman at The Forum at Park Lane is not your ordinary chef. Then again, this is no ordinary senior living community either. The Forum at Park Lane is known to be the pioneer of upscale senior communities in the Dallas area. It is a five-star senior living community that includes independent senior living, rehabilitation, assisted living and skilled nursing. […]
Home health is one of the most unique kinds of health care available. I got my first introduction to home health care when I was in nursing school in 1984. I went on home visits with the nurse from the home health care agency during my clinical rotation. […]
Most seniors believe that if they start a new exercise program they are at increased risk for falls. The opposite is found to be true. Statistics indicate, the more you exercise the less likely you are to have falls. Before beginning an exercise program it’s important to check with your physician.
Many of us are so frightened at the prospect of Alzheimer’s that we ignore behaviors that could be indicative of the disease, hoping the symptoms will fade or making excuses to avoid the issue. Yet, people often say they wish they had sought a diagnosis and treatment for a loved one sooner, having waited until something horrendous happened that forced a realistic assessment of the situation. […]
Few decisions weigh as heavily on a family as finding the right assisted living accommodations for a loved one. Research and recommendations can be helpful, but you also want to carefully consider the right match––finding a place that meets all your criteria and then some. […]
Every morning most of us wake up and think about the day’s activities; and, for many, this includes a daily routine of physical exercise to keep the body fit. But what about mental fitness? How many people can say that they put equal emphasis on exercising their brain? […]