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."
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a variant of stroke. Senior health experts say that TIA is sometimes referred to as mini-stroke as it can lead to stroke-like symptoms. Some transient ischemic attacks can last only a few minutes and some can last for a few hours. Usually, when a person experiences TIA, their stroke symptoms can go away after some time. Types Of Stroke Ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes are two different types of strokes. A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by the bursting of a weak blood vessel in the brain. On the other hand, clots of blood blocking the arteries supplying blood to the brain can lead to an ischemic stroke. TIAs are a type of ischemic stroke. As ischemic strokes and TIAs have similar causes, their symptoms can also be similar. The duration and damage caused are what make a transient ischemic attack different. A TIA can last for a few hours or for a few minutes and usually does not have any lasting effects on the person, whereas an ischemic stroke lasts longer and can lead to permanent damage to the brain of the sufferer. It is very important to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of a TIA or a stroke on time and take necessary actions. As per senior living experts, a TIA is a serious medical event. If the stroke is a transient ischemic attack and resolves, your loved one may be at an increased risk of a more severe attack. Therefore, if […]Read More
The love and bonding between a grandparent and a grandchild cannot be substituted with anything. But, dementia disorders can harm the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren. To avoid this, you can find kids and dementia-friendly activities to ensure that your senior parent and your children have great relationships. Moreover, activities for elderly adults with dementia can also help seniors enjoy a happy and more fulfilling life. It can also be helpful to let kids understand more about dementia and its care so that they will feel less intimidated by the changes in their senior loved one. When your child has a good understanding of dementia disorders, here are some great activities to try. Spend Time In Nature Dementia care experts suggest that spending time in nature can help ease anxiety in people suffering from dementia disorders. Energetic kids also love to spend time outside. So you can help your senior parent and kids enjoy time together outdoors. Some of the activities to try include: Gardening and planting seeds together Birdwatching and drawing pictures or taking photos Chasing butterflies Hiking in a national park or spending time picnicking Build Something Together Kids love building block towers and find happiness in knocking them over. While visiting your senior loved one, you can take some blocks with you and watch your loved one build towers with your kids. Older children may also love the chance to do crafts and arts with a grandparent. Of course, you will need […]Read More
Many Americans have at least one gun in their house. A gun can offer some seniors a sense of safety. There are others who use a gun as a tool for recreational shooting and hunting. However, among seniors suffering from dementia disorders, a gun can become a potentially dangerous and lethal weapon. This is why memory care experts advise monitoring a senior gun owner for symptoms of dementia. Our senior care experts share some of the important warning signs that you should look out for about dementia symptoms and gun ownership in seniors. Warning Signs To Look Out For A survey conducted in the 90s suggests that about sixty percent of people suffering from dementia have guns. Some of the important warning signs that your senior loved one should give up their guns are: Changes in behavior, mood or personality: Dementia is a disorder that can affect cognition and can change the way a person thinks. This means that if your senior loved one is suffering from dementia, he/she can become aggressive. This is especially true if the person is suffering from frontotemporal dementia. Therefore, a gun can be deadly in the hands of a person who is depressed, angry or aggressive. Attention problems: Various types of dementia disorders can compromise the attention of a person. When this happens, your senior loved one may forget where the gun is kept, forget to finish unloading the chamber of a gun, or may even forget how to use a gun. Difficulty managing […]Read More