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Success Story

Success Story!

Anne came to the Gardens at Tunkhannock after a 4 week hospital stay. She felt physically and emotionally weak and worried she might not get home again. The nursing and therapy staff helped her get motivated and moving again. here is just some of the many positive comments Anne answered when she was asked about her stay.

What are some of the highlights of your stay? “My roommate, the clean spacious facility, the food menu…Therapy was specifically tailored to my needs”

How did you like your meals? “Loved them! Roasted Bell Peppers, pot roast… breakfasts… most of the meals served were perfect”

“All departments worked in unison to get the end result, my health restored! I was more then satisfied with the Gardens at Tunkhannock. I rate it 100%, The Gardens at Tunkhannock is a far superior facility to the ones that ive seen in my home state of CT I was very impressed with the therapy departments, physical, occupational and speech therapies. My stay at the Gardens is definitely a high point in my life!”

With transportation, home health and community services set up by the social worker at The Gardens Anne was able to return home to her cats.

Therapy Graduate
Therapy Graduate

Success Story

Success Story!

Meet Priscilla, She came to The Gardens at Stevens with some medical complications including Kidney Disease and CHF, she came to us to help her in her ambulations, speech, ADLs, IADLs and balance which she was successful in all. In her words “This is my third stay with The Gardens at Stevens. I chose to come back here because it is local, and my family is close by and I have no complaints about the food or the care here. The food is even better then it used to be. The nurses are here when I need them. I enjoy my Therapists and the nurses. I am happy with the support I receive from the management. I am very pleased with my experiences here and I have no complaints. My needs have always been addressed.

Therapy Graduate
Therapy Graduate

Success Story

Success Story!
Frances came to the Gardens at Stevens a few months ago due to a broken hip, Her progress started slow but she was motivated to progress and continued to work until she achieved her goals. She made consistent and steady progress and was able to reach her goals so that she can return home. in Frances’ words “I came here because I had a fall and fractured my hip. Without the help I received here I would of not been able to return home at Keystone Villas. The therapists were great and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help. In the future if I needed skilled nursing and rehab services again I would return to the Gardens at Stevens. The nurses and therapists who work here were all very helpful

Therapy Graduate
Therapy Graduate
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Success Story

Philip Calachino is a 79-year-old gentleman who suffered a fall down his basement steps resulting in a subdural hematoma, a subarachnoid hemorrhage, multiple skull fractures, a cervical fracture, rib fracture and sacral fracture. He required tracheostomy and PEG tube placement. Because of the extent of his injuries and the significant deficits in functional mobility, Philip was admitted to the Gardens at East Mountain on 7/19/19.

Upon admission, Philip required Respiratory, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy as his goal was to return home to reside with his spouse. He was on a 28% trach collar and his diet level was puree and nectar thick liquids. He required Moderate Assistance for bed mobility, Maximal Assistance for transfers, and he was dependent for ambulation and stair climbing. He required up to Maximal Assistance for self-care and toileting.

Philip was seen by Respiratory Therapy daily to ween from trach collar. He did so well that he was transitioned to room air while in his room which then further progressed to while in therapy services. He was decannulated on 7/30/19. After a successful decannulation, Philip worked very hard with his breathing exercises throughout the rest of his stay.

Philip was seen in Speech Therapy services for dysphagia to assess and determine least restrictive diet with implementation of strategies to minimize aspiration risk as well as cognitive-communication strategies to maximize safety. Prior to DC, he progressed to a mechanical soft diet and thin liquids.

Physical Therapy focused on improving Phillip’s functional mobility. He participated in a lower body strengthening program, balance programming, and transfer and gait training. He was able to progress his transfers from Maximum Assistance to Minimal Assistance and his walking improved from total dependence to the ability to walk 200 feet with a rolling walker and Minimal Assistance. Phillip now has to the ability to negotiate stairs with assistance.

Occupational Therapy focused their plan of care on improving Philips ability to perform self care. He improved his ability to perform self-care requiring

Maximum Assistance to performing upper body bathing and dressing with Minimal Assistance and lower body bathing and dressing with Moderate Assistance.

Philips’s family was very eager to have him home. So even though Philip required assistance prior to discharge, he progressed to a level of care that his family was able to provide. We are confident that Philip will continue to progress with home health therapy with a goal to reach his prior level of function and this makes him a true success story.

Therapy Success Story

Carol was referred to Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy following recent hospitalization for anemia, kidney failure and continued weakness, impaired functional mobility, and balance. Patient reports she was living with grandson for past two years, receiving home health aides for care a few hours each day. Prior to her admission here, Carol utilized a mechanical lift to transfer in and out of her bed, and she was dependent for all activities of daily living.

Carol has a past medical history of recurrent angina, recent cardiac catheterization, severe R CAD, history of myocardial infarction, anemia, bilateral shoulder pain secondary to arthritis, CKD, pulmonary hypertension, DM type 2, old CVA, h/o breast CA, HTN, and gastroparesis.

Upon Carol’s discharge back to her home, Carol was able to walk 25 feet with a rolling walker and transfer from her bed to her wheel chair to a bedside commode with contact guard assistance. She was also able to assist with her hygiene and sit unassisted for 15 minutes.

Carol was an eager and active participant in skilled therapy for the duration of her stay at Neptune Gardens. She did not always like therapy, but in the end, it payed off!!!

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Awards The Gardens at Stevens Highest Rating

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Awards The Gardens at Stevens Highest Ratings

Stevens, PA, August 20, 2019

As a Medicare and Medicaid certified facility, The Gardens at Stevens is required to meet over 180 regulatory standards intended to protect residents. However, facilities vary in the quality of care and services they provide residents. The Gardens at Stevens provides a lot more than the regulatory standards — specifically in the area of provider performance.

The Gardens at Stevens is rated 4 of 5 Overall Rating, and 5 of 5 Quality Measures by Medicare.gov. The quality measure rating is based on clinical data, with more stars indicating better quality care. Health inspection results, staffing data, and quality of resident care information are three important ways to measure the quality of a nursing homes.

Priscilla Bender, who is at The Gardens at Stevens for a third rehab stay, explains why she chooses the facility for her rehab care: “The nurses are here when I need them and I enjoy my therapists. I’m happy with the support I receive from the management and my needs have always been addressed.”

George Stauffer, Administrator at The Gardens at Stevens, says that their excellent star rating and strong survey results is reflective of low staff turnover and the team’s commitment to residents: “The ratings indicate the quality of our training programs, recruitment and retention programs, and leadership in our nursing home. These factors enable excellent services and communication with the residents.”

“I came here because I had a fall and fractured my hip,” says Frances Nelson, another resident at The Gardens at Stevens. “Without the help I received here I would not have been able to return to my community. The therapists were great and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help. If I need skilled rehab services again I will return to this facility. The nurses and therapists who work here are very helpful.”

The Gardens at Stevens is a Retirement Community located at 400 Lancaster Avenue in Stevens, PA offering Independent Living, Personal Care Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Care, as well as Hospice Care.

Contact: media@gardensstevens.com

Gardens at West Shore Nursing Staff Benefits from Career Training and Enhancement Classes

Gardens at West Shore Nursing Staff Benefits from Career Training and Enhancement Classes

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nursing staff at The Gardens at West Shore recently benefited from a fifteen week enrichment course provided by The SEIU Training and Education Fund. The collaboration between West Shore and The Training Fund is but one initiative in the larger goal of providing caregivers with the skills and support that will enable them to move up in their careers and provide residents with quality care.

As they are at the forefront of daily patient interaction, it is vital that CNAs are well-trained in clinical and soft skills which allow them to care for their patients with kindness and compassion.

“What I plan on bringing back to the facility from this course is patience and understanding,” says Elaine Bethea, a CNA who participated in the classes.

Another participant admits that she had lost interest in her position as a CNA. After attending the course, though, she found the fire of passion and compassion reignited.

“Attending the enrichment classes adds a deeper ‘why’ to the work,” says Tara Toms, Program Specialist at The SEIU Training and Education Fund. “When CNAs have a chance to step back and remember their reasons for getting into this field. And when they find meaning in what they do, it carries over to patient interaction and increases quality of care.

“This is one of many ways that we build up the skills and confidence of the workforce in nursing homes. By doing so we get caregivers who are better at their jobs because they’re equipped with more skills and they know that their union and employers are invested in their success.”

Ashley Webb, CNA at Gardens at West Shore says, of her experience as a course participant: “I learned a lot at the class. If I could do the class again, I would do it in a heartbeat. And, the class really helped me come out of my shell; I was able to make a lot of new friends that I will cherish forever.”

Many Garden at West Shore’s CNAs also take advantage of The SEIU Training and Education Fund’s other programs, including career counseling, continuing education, free certification, mentorship, tuition assistance, and general support.

Gardens at West Shore is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located at 770 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, 17011. Contact: media@gardenswestshore.com

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
  • Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
  • More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalized each year for fall-related injuries.

With a little bit of planning, there are preventative steps that seniors, caregivers and their families can take to greatly limit the chances of falling.

Prevention Is Key

The best preventive methods involve addressing and minimizing hazards before they can pose a threat to an aging loved one’s health. Not every accident can be avoided, but taking certain precautions can extend a senior’s independence and greatly reduce their risk of injury and death.

Fall Prevention Planning

There are some steps you can take to keep your loved one steady on their feet:

  1. Encourage physical activity: According to the National Institutes of Health, muscle weakness as well as inflexibility are two primary conditions that can increase an senior’s risk of falling. Exercise programs that focus on increasing a loved one’s strength, endurance and flexibility can cut their chances of experiencing a serious stumble.
  2. Get their medications checked: Certain medications (or medication combinations) can make a senior more prone to feelings of dizziness or disorientation. If you feel your loved one’s prescriptions are upping their odds for a fall, be sure to check-in with their doctor to see what options are on the table.
  3. Remove obstacles: Most falls are a result of a combination of risk factors. Though one may be unable to change some of the risks (like aging!), one can, however, change the things in your loved one’s environment to keep them safer.  Whenever possible, make sure to clear a path for your loved one by removing tripping hazards such as area rugs, low-lying furniture and loose electrical cords.
  4. Wear sensible, good shoes: Heels, loose-fitting shoes and slip-on backless shoes are a major risk factor for falls and a quick problem to fix. While they might not be the most fashionable shoes to wear, the National Institute on Aging recommends seniors wear shoes that are non-skid, rubber-soled and with a low heel – and it goes without saying that for seniors, sliding around in socks is just a recipe for disaster! That said, you can also purchase non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable.
  5. Install grab bars and handrails: Installing grab bars, or shower safety bars in your loved one’s bathroom is one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent falls. By installing grab bars in your tub or shower, older adults have something to grasp when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower. Grab bars can also be installed near the toilet to aid with leverage and balance. Whether inside or outside a senior’s home, stairs can be major concern. Consider installing sturdy handrails on both sides of the stairs.
  6. Encourage mobility devices: Perhaps the most important addition to a senior’s fall prevention plan is the proper use of mobility assistive equipment. Transitions from sitting to standing and walking forward are made significantly safer with the use of canes, walkers, and rollaters. Be sure to encourage your loved one to get properly fitted for mobility assistive equipment and to accept their use as a major contributor to their overall health and wellbeing.

Assisted living facilities can often help seniors lower their risk for falls. From a thoughtfully-designed environment to healthy meals, contact us today to learn more about our fall prevention programs.

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

Respite Care: Because Caregivers Need a Vacation Too!

Well, Summer is finally here! For many families, that means preparing for fun-filled vacations and relaxing getaways. But if you are one of the thousands of caregivers tasked with caring for an aging loved one, a vacation or weekend getaway, may seem impossible or out-of-reach.

Unfortunately, it’s all too common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility of taking the best care of their loved ones. While you as a caregiver may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be in this alone – respite care can help.

What is Respite Care?

Many caregivers aren’t aware that assisted living facilities offer short-term overnight stays for individuals who need assistance with daily living. This service, called respite care, is essentially planned, or emergency care given on a temporary basis to a dependent individual with special needs when his or her usual caregiver is unavailable, unable to provide certain care, needs a break from the responsibilities of caregiving.

Why Respite Care?

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control: 54 percent of caregivers say their health has gotten worse due to caregiving, while 35 percent have difficulty finding time for themselves, yet the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP found only 12 percent of family caregivers take advantage of respite care services.

As a caregiver, it is important to seek out support occasionally – before you become exhausted, overwhelmed, or isolated in your caregiving role. It is also an important strategy for preserving your health and nurturing your own personal relationships. Consider the following benefits:

  • Doing the things you enjoy can calm your nerves, lower your heart rate and improve your mood.
  • Juggling the responsibilities of daily life can be draining but taking a break allows you to re-energize and be more effective in what you do.
  • You are more than just your loved one’s caregiver – maintaining your sense of self and taking care of your personal needs is essential to healthy living.
  • Engaging and enjoying time with friends and family keeps your social ties healthy and combats the risks of social isolation.

Respite care also offers families and their loved ones an opportunity to try assisted living facilities they may be considering all while avoid having to make a long-term commitment. Respite care can be a beneficial way for individuals to sample life in an assisted living community. Loved ones can get to know the staff and, equally important, the people who live there – they may even make a few long-lasting friendships during their stay.

We’re Here for You

If you are interested in learning more about our respite care, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We’re happy to discuss our respite care offerings and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Call us today!

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why

If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:

  1. Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
  2. Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
  3. More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
  4. Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.

The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.

5 Early Signs It Might Be Time for Your Loved One to Transition to Memory Care

Whether your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or is just starting to show signs of memory loss, knowing when it’s time for memory care is never an easy choice. However, there are early signs you can look out for to make the optimal and most timely decision on transitioning your loved one to a memory care program. Here at The Gardens at Stroud, we help families transition to memory care when ready. Below are some common early signs for you to consider:

#1 Unsafe and Unsound

One of the most common concerns family members have about a loved one living with Alzheimer’s is for their physical safety. Individuals living with the condition are at high risk for falls, wandering away from home, and a range of other dangerous scenarios. Whether it be in the kitchen, bathroom or outdoors, these risks can keep loved ones worried and up at night. The question of “When is it time to put my loved one into a memory care facility?” requires serious consideration to their overall safety. If you, as a caregiver, find yourself worrying about a loved one’s well-being on a regular basis, the transition to memory care can provide peace of mind while ensuring your loved one is supported and cared for around the clock.

#2 Personal Care & Hygiene

Another significant concern is medication management. In a memory care facility, all medications are carefully regulated. Medications are administered on strict schedules and nursing staff look for any indications that a resident’s regimen should warrant a change.

The effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia often lead to nutrition problems for those with the condition. As the disease progresses, it may cause inconsistent eating patterns—the skipping of meals, forgetting to eat and drink, difficulty chewing and swallowing, and even an inability to recognize food. All of these contribute to weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration.

Another significant concern is medication management. In a memory care facility, all medications are carefully regulated. Medications are administered on strict schedules and nursing staff look for any indications that a resident’s regimen should warrant a change.

In addition, many individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia reach a point where they begin failing to take proper care of themselves. You may notice your loved one is no longer bathing or shaving. These are indicators that your loved one may require assistance from a skilled nursing staff, one that a memory care program can provide.

#3 Isolation: A Shrinking World

One of the early signs an individual living with Alzheimer’s or dementia displays is withdrawal. Your loved one may display unpredictable behaviors that make it difficult for them to go out into public settings to eat, shop, or relax with friends and family. This scenario can lead to depression or feelings of anxiety and may even cause a loved one to become increasingly agitated and disruptive. A memory care program can be a solution in these situations as it enables your loved one to reconnect with others in a safe and conducive environment.

#4 Money Matters: Financial Security

Perhaps you’ve noticed your loved one suddenly seems oblivious to expenses or they’ve found themselves without money in their wallet on numerous occasions – something may be wrong. Another sign is in the mail. Piles of undeposited checks or unopened documents from Social Security and insurance companies, can be a sign that they are no longer able to go reach the bank, make deposits or even have the capacity to manage their own finances. Another concern is a loved one’s vulnerability to scam artists, as they often target the elderly and those with Alzheimer’s or dementia are especially vulnerable. When a loved one is in an environment with constant supervision, these risks are diminished significantly.

#5 The Burnout Factor

As mentioned earlier, the decision to put a loved one into memory care is never an easy one. That said, for most individuals there comes a time when it is important to do so for their own safety and well-being. It’s important to keep in mind that “caregiver burnout” is a real problem – the challenges of caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s can overwhelm even the most committed and sincere among us. Should you decide to transition to a memory care program, do not feel as if you’ve failed your loved one in any way. While you may, indeed, not be your loved one’s primary caregiver, you are, however, making it possible for them to receive the care, security and emotional support they need.

At The Gardens, we understand how difficult it may be to transition a loved one to a memory care program. That is why we work with both residents and their families in navigating this next phase of life. Do you have questions about whether The Gardens at Stroud is the right choice for your family? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Our trained professionals are happy to assist.

About The Gardens at Stroud

The Gardens at Stroud for Nursing and Rehabilitation is a 127-bed rehab and skilled nursing facility in East Stroudsburg, PA. Our facility is located across the street from Pocono Medical Center. The Gardens at Stroud offers short-term rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy as well as long-term care services.The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton, located in Easton Pennsylvania, is dedicated exclusively to caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our amenities include a resident store, chapel, serene room and private patio area with pond.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:

  1. Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially if she is unable to tend to her nails on her own. Consider scheduling an appointment at a nearby salon or hold a DIY spa day at her home or facility by bringing lotion, nail polish, and beauty supplies for a special bedside treatment.
  2. Throw a picnic: It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day just happens to fall within the most beautiful time of spring. Mom should feel special on her well-deserved day – and what better way to say, “I love you!” than hosting a lovely picnic lunch in her honor. Whether laid out an airy porch or deck, a trim lawn or even beside a scenic bedroom window, a picnic to share a few smiles and sunshine is sure to raise her spirit and fill her heart right up.
  3. Homemade Decorations: Anything you can provide to give her room some character can leave a lasting reminder of your love for her and can make her personal space feel homier and meaningful. So go ahead, think about crafts or other creative decorations to liven up the space and provide your mom with colorful and heartfelt reminders of the family she loves.
  4. A Lasting Memento: A framed family photo, a picture album of the grand kids or a photo calendar filled with happy memories will help Mom feel connected to the family all year long. Be sure to take time to reminisce and to give thanks to Mom for all the joy and care she has provided and recognize her accomplishments and impact on your life.
  5. Flowers: It may be an obvious one, but you really can’t go wrong with it! Flowers are naturally beautiful and are something mom will love to show off to her friends. Instead of a bouquet, consider purchasing a potted plant that your mother can enjoy year-round as a reminder of your love for her. Another good idea: make Mother’s Day the beginning of a yearlong floral subscription service. There are many reputable services you can sign up for that will send Mom flowers every month – this way she’ll have some extra beauty to brighten up her space all through the year.

At the end of the day, remember, the most important gift you can give your mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of your time! So go ahead, consider incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

5 Early Signs It Might Be Time for Your Loved One to Transition to Memory Care

Whether your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or is just starting to show signs of memory loss, knowing when it’s time for memory care is never an easy choice. However, there are early signs you can look out for to make the optimal and most timely decision on transitioning your loved one to a memory care program. Here at The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton, we help families transition to memory care when ready. Below are some common early signs for you to consider:

#1 Unsafe and Unsound

One of the most common concerns family members have about a loved one living with Alzheimer’s is for their physical safety. Individuals living with the condition are at high risk for falls, wandering away from home, and a range of other dangerous scenarios. Whether it be in the kitchen, bathroom or outdoors, these risks can keep loved ones worried and up at night. The question of “When is it time to put my loved one into a memory care facility?” requires serious consideration to their overall safety. If you, as a caregiver, find yourself worrying about a loved one’s well-being on a regular basis, the transition to memory care can provide peace of mind while ensuring your loved one is supported and cared for around the clock.

#2 Personal Care & Hygiene

The effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia often lead to nutrition problems for those with the condition. As the disease progresses, it may cause inconsistent eating patterns—the skipping of meals, forgetting to eat and drink, difficulty chewing and swallowing, and even an inability to recognize food. All of these contribute to weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration.

Another significant concern is medication management. In a memory care facility, all medications are carefully regulated. Medications are administered on strict schedules and nursing staff look for any indications that a resident’s regimen should warrant a change.

In addition, many individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia reach a point where they begin failing to take proper care of themselves. You may notice your loved one is no longer bathing or shaving. These are indicators that your loved one may require assistance from a skilled nursing staff, one that a memory care program can provide.

#3 Isolation: A Shrinking World

One of the early signs an individual living with Alzheimer’s or dementia displays is withdrawal. Your loved one may display unpredictable behaviors that make it difficult for them to go out into public settings to eat, shop, or relax with friends and family. This scenario can lead to depression or feelings of anxiety and may even cause a loved one to become increasingly agitated and disruptive. A memory care program can be a solution in these situations as it enables your loved one to reconnect with others in a safe and conducive environment.

#4 Money Matters: Financial Security

Perhaps you’ve noticed your loved one suddenly seems oblivious to expenses or they’ve found themselves without money in their wallet on numerous occasions – something may be wrong. Another sign is in the mail. Piles of undeposited checks or unopened documents from Social Security and insurance companies, can be a sign that they are no longer able to go reach the bank, make deposits or even have the capacity to manage their own finances. Another concern is a loved one’s vulnerability to scam artists, as they often target the elderly and those with Alzheimer’s or dementia are especially vulnerable. When a loved one is in an environment with constant supervision, these risks are diminished significantly.

#5 The Burnout Factor

As mentioned earlier, the decision to put a loved one into memory care is never an easy one. That said, for most individuals there comes a time when it is important to do so for their own safety and well-being. It’s important to keep in mind that “caregiver burnout” is a real problem – the challenges of caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s can overwhelm even the most committed and sincere among us. Should you decide to transition to a memory care program, do not feel as if you’ve failed your loved one in any way. While you may, indeed, not be your loved one’s primary caregiver, you are, however, making it possible for them to receive the care, security and emotional support they need.

At The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton, we understand how difficult it may be to transition a loved one to a memory care program. That is why we work with both residents and their families in navigating this next phase of life. Do you have questions about whether The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton is the right choice for your family? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Our trained professionals are happy to assist.

About The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton

The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton, located in Easton Pennsylvania, is dedicated exclusively to caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our amenities include a resident store, chapel, serene room and private patio area with pond.

5 Early Signs It Might Be Time for Your Loved One to Transition to Memory Care

Whether your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or is just starting to show signs of memory loss, knowing when it’s time for memory care is never an easy choice. However, there are early signs you can look out for to make the optimal and most timely decision on transitioning your loved one to a memory care program. Here at The Gardens at West Shore, we help families transition to memory care when ready. Below are some common early signs for you to consider:

#1 Unsafe and Unsound

One of the most common concerns family members have about a loved one living with Alzheimer’s is for their physical safety. Individuals living with the condition are at high risk for falls, wandering away from home, and a range of other dangerous scenarios. Whether it be in the kitchen, bathroom or outdoors, these risks can keep loved ones worried and up at night. The question of “When is it time to put my loved one into a memory care facility?” requires serious consideration to their overall safety. If you, as a caregiver, find yourself worrying about a loved one’s well-being on a regular basis, the transition to memory care can provide peace of mind while ensuring your loved one is supported and cared for around the clock.

#2 Personal Care & Hygiene

The effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia often lead to nutrition problems for those with the condition. As the disease progresses, it may cause inconsistent eating patterns—the skipping of meals, forgetting to eat and drink, difficulty chewing and swallowing, and even an inability to recognize food. All of these contribute to weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration.

Another significant concern is medication management. In a memory care facility, all medications are carefully regulated. Medications are administered on strict schedules and nursing staff look for any indications that a resident’s regimen should warrant a change.

In addition, many individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia reach a point where they begin failing to take proper care of themselves. You may notice your loved one is no longer bathing or shaving. These are indicators that your loved one may require assistance from a skilled nursing staff, one that a memory care program can provide.

#3 Isolation: A Shrinking World

One of the early signs an individual living with Alzheimer’s or dementia displays is withdrawal. Your loved one may display unpredictable behaviors that make it difficult for them to go out into public settings to eat, shop, or relax with friends and family. This scenario can lead to depression or feelings of anxiety and may even cause a loved one to become increasingly agitated and disruptive. A memory care program can be a solution in these situations as it enables your loved one to reconnect with others in a safe and conducive environment.

#4 Money Matters: Financial Security

Perhaps you’ve noticed your loved one suddenly seems oblivious to expenses or they’ve found themselves without money in their wallet on numerous occasions – something may be wrong. Another sign is in the mail. Piles of undeposited checks or unopened documents from Social Security and insurance companies, can be a sign that they are no longer able to go reach the bank, make deposits or even have the capacity to manage their own finances. Another concern is a loved one’s vulnerability to scam artists, as they often target the elderly and those with Alzheimer’s or dementia are especially vulnerable. When a loved one is in an environment with constant supervision, these risks are diminished significantly.

#5 The Burnout Factor

As mentioned earlier, the decision to put a loved one into memory care is never an easy one. That said, for most individuals there comes a time when it is important to do so for their own safety and well-being. It’s important to keep in mind that “caregiver burnout” is a real problem – the challenges of caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s can overwhelm even the most committed and sincere among us. Should you decide to transition to a memory care program, do not feel as if you’ve failed your loved one in any way. While you may, indeed, not be your loved one’s primary caregiver, you are, however, making it possible for them to receive the care, security and emotional support they need.

At The Gardens at West Shore, we understand how difficult it may be to transition a loved one to a memory care program. That is why we work with both residents and their families in navigating this next phase of life. Do you have questions about whether The Gardens at West Shore’s memory care program is the right choice for your family? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Our trained professionals are happy to assist.

 

About The Gardens at West Shore

The Gardens at West Shore is a nursing home located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, adjacent to Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital. The center offers short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and a secure memory care unit providing Dementia/Alzheimer’s care.