Infographic: Comparing In-home Care and Assisted Living Costs

When your parent or loved one needs assistance in their daily life, caregivers and family members have lots of questions.

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5 Steps to Take When Your Parents Need Assisted Living

If it’s been awhile since you took a trip to your childhood home, you might be surprised to find your dad cooking with pots that are burned on the bottoms because they have been left to boil or your mom wearing the same dirty clothes day after day. These are signs that your aging loved ones need help to stay safe and healthy.

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Recognizing the Three Stages of Caregiver Burnout

If you’re a family caregiver for a loved one, you’ve likely become accustomed to spending most of your time giving to others while putting yourself at the bottom of  the priority list. And, it would be hard not to. Family caregivers spend an average of 24.4 hours per week providing care, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. 

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How to Conduct a Home Safety Assessment for Seniors

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5 Benefits of Moving to Assisted Living Before You Need To

 

It is easy to assume that an assisted living facility is the new “nursing home.” But senior care professionals have transformed your grandma’s retirement home into a community where there is a myriad of amenities, healthy options, and social activities for your loved ones.

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Is Home Care a Better Option than Assisted Living?

Have you heard the phrase “age in place”? It’s what your dad means when he declares, “I want to stay in my own home!” 

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Celebrating Dementia Care Professionals Month

It takes a patient and kind-hearted person to be a caregiver for someone with dementia. People with dementia often require a higher level of care. But when you talk to the team at The Arbors, there is a common theme of: “I was meant to do this job.” They couldn’t imagine themselves doing anything else. And that’s why caregivers of those with dementia are celebrated this month in Dementia Care Professionals Month.

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Men’s Health Education and Awareness Month│5 Tips for Dad

June is Men’s Health Month, a month to bring awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases in men. Does this sound like your dad or husband? “I’m fine, I don’t need help from any one. I took care of the family for 67 years, I think I can take care of myself.” Your dad has always been the provider for your family, so why should he take the time to care for himself? He doesn’t believe in going to the doctor or asking for help. No matter how many times you offer to give him a ride or go along with him to his appointments – he simply won’t go. Having your dad be resistive to the idea of going to the doctor for a regular check up can leave you feeling defeated.

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10 Unusual Warning Signs of Depression Infographic

You may be familiar with the common signs of someone with depression: feeling sad, hopeless and being down on themselves all the time. If someone you know is experiencing these feelings, don’t take them lightly – but also know there can be much more subtle signs of depression to look for. The dictionary defines depression as: a mood disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness.

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Topics: Health, Mental health, Senior Health

Assisted Living Vs. In-Home Care │Which is The Best for Your Senior Loved One?

Watching your parent age and no longer being able to care for themselves isn’t easy. You never imagined that you’d be their caregiver. From helping them bathe every day, make their meals or checking on them every night after you get off work. You always pictured them as your “mom” or “dad” who cared for you — but now you’re taking care of them. And it can take a toll on you, both emotionally and physically.

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