Mental health issues are a very real concern for seniors. According to World Health Organization, approximately 15% of adults over the age of 60 suffer from a mental disorder — and this number doesn’t even include those who are undiagnosed.
Many people think that depression is a natural part of the aging process, but that is not true. In fact, there is actually a name for it, which is geriatric depression. Depression is common. Approximately 15 million people in the
Assisted living facilities are a senior living alternative for those with few assistance needs with their daily living and care. Typically, they don't require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in a nursing home. Despite the great advantages of
Combatting loneliness in seniors is a huge care giving hurdle. Since their families are often uninvolved and limitations in mobility make it difficult to maintain a social life, an older adult is especially prone to isolation. Apart from the drastically
Handling Resistance to Medication
Medication, despite their ability to create relief for senior patients, may cause a caregiver some trouble if they refuse to take it. Especially if the older adult suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, the struggle’s repetitiveness can get
Choosing an Assisted Living Facility for your aging loved one
It can be challenging to decide which assisted living home suits a senior. Of course, the proper care is necessary, but finding an establishment that ensures an active and well-balanced life
There is no question about the importance of being social, especially elderly people who are prone to isolation and thus depression. Physical and mental health can be greatly improved with some good ol’ company or community-based activity. Time with family and friends
As adults age, it’s common for their social connections to decrease due to lack of mobility, retirement, and other reasons. No matter the cause of senior isolation, it is crucial for caregivers to take extra measures to promote socialization. The
When the winter comes around, finding stimulating activities for the elderly can be even more of a challenge. But don’t let something like the weather get in the way of fun. There are tons of things to do with aging
Elder abuse takes so many different forms it is often overlooked. Emotional, financial, neglect, and even physical abuse towards seniors is rarely ever reported to law enforcement authorities. Unfortunately, they are more common than everyone thinks.
Any action that victimizes a