Visitation is now fully opened. You no longer need to schedule visits with our residents. Masks are required and you will need to complete a screening before visiting with residents.
Please see attached "Visitor fact sheet."
Question To Ask The Doctor Of Your Senior Parent Senior health, Assisted living Most senior citizens find it advantageous to have a family member join them during medical appointments. Family members can support the senior during the visit and keep track of any information or suggested next steps. The doctor can receive detailed questions about memory loss or pain management from family members, as well as accurate descriptions of any symptoms the senior may be displaying. It's crucial to arrive prepared for your loved one's doctor's appointment. Make a note of your questions before the session so that you don't forget them. Depending on the circumstances or difficulties faced by your loved one, you might wish to ask the following questions: What Is The Risk Of Injuries From Falls? In the opinion of many senior health experts, falls are a severe risk for older persons, and they can be more dangerous if they live alone at home. Ask the doctor about any risk factors that might raise concern and be open and honest about any worries you have about your loved one falling. Heart diseases, memory or judgment issues, a decline in strength, or poor balance are all factors that can raise the risk of falling. Find out what you can do at home to reduce these dangers. Does The New Drug Interfere With Any Other Ones That Are Currently Being Used? Seniors typically take a lot of drugs. Unfortunately, because they are prescribed by so many different doctors and […]Read More
Anyone can have mental health issues at any stage of life, but older persons are typically more prone to depression and other mental diseases. According to the World Health Organization, 15% of persons 60 and older have a mental illness. However, mental diseases are not always a natural part of aging. If you notice or learn from a loved one that their poor mental health significantly interferes with their daily activities, they may require help. It is especially helpful for family members and friends to assist older persons in finding mental health therapies that will enhance their quality of life. Senior care experts in our assisted living facility share ways in which you can help an elderly loved one suffering from mental health decline. Signs Of Declining Mental Health A decline in mental health may be brought on by a variety of factors, including physical sickness, loneliness, and challenging lifestyle choices. No matter the circumstance, friends and family should be able to spot the typical indicators of a mental health crisis, which include: Noticeable, long-lasting mood swings Rage, hostility, or unrest A lack of joy even when engaging in activities that a loved one usually enjoys Having trouble sleeping or sleeping excessively Changes in appetite Digestion problems, persistent pain, or recurrent headaches Dependence on drugs or alcohol Suicidal thoughts Taking part in risky activities The list of potential warning signs is endless, but the most crucial thing is to find and deal with any noticeable changes in a loved one’s […]Read More
Senior living, depression in seniors The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that more than 6.5 million seniors had depression in 2009. Even though the data is years old, many people still do not consider severe depression to be a concern for elderly parents. What’s worse is that depression in seniors sometimes goes undetected. Many senior living experts opine that a senior who is upset could come off as grumpy. One could consider appetite loss a side effect of becoming older. Seniors may be more likely to worry about death because they are nearing the conclusion of their life. Being sad about becoming older is normal given that we all want to be younger. The physical symptoms of aging or certain behavioral features can indeed be signs of depression. As a result, depression is never properly diagnosed and is instead attributed to aging. This is regrettable because senior depression is common, remains undiagnosed and untreated, and can have catastrophic repercussions. Knowing the warning signals is crucial if your parent begins to exhibit symptoms of depression, which is not a typical outcome of aging. Causes Of Depression In Seniors Seniors do not develop clinical depression as a result of aging; although your parents may be sad that the years have flown by. Again, almost every senior can endure bodily changes and mental fluctuations. However, you and any caregivers should be concerned if these symptoms persist for more than a few weeks. Why are older people more prone to depression? According to […]Read More