Assisted Living For The Senior: 3 Often-Overlooked Aspects To Consider

25 July 2016
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Assisted living offers seniors medical and personal care in a homey environment, while allowing them to remain independent. If you or your elderly loved one is planning a move to an assisted living residence, there is much to be considered, other than evaluating costs or inquiring about activities. For instance, two aspects that are often overlooked are the benefits of a shared occupancy, as well as the care of one's pet. Read More 

Understanding How Medication Can Affect Alzheimer’s Aggression

14 December 2015
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If a loved one with Alzheimer's is currently living in a nursing facility like Alta Ridge Communities, then you may see some troubling symptoms as the disease progresses. This is common with Alzheimer's disease, and you are likely to notice your family member wandering around the facility, forgetting the names of family members, and also failing to control their bladder. While these things may be distressing, one of the most distressing Alzheimer's symptoms is the onset of aggressive physical and verbal behaviors. Read More 

When Should You Begin Making Nursing Home Arrangements For An Elderly Parent?

30 November 2015
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If you're one of the many Americans in your thirties or forties caught between caring for young kids and caring for aging parents (the "sandwich generation"), you may find this dual caregiving role to be exhausting. At some point, you may need to consider your own mental health (along with the state of your marriage) and determine that it's time to give one of these jobs up for good. However, you're likely reluctant to turn over care of your parents to a facility or in-home provider without doing your due diligence; especially when internal guilt and external pressures can cause you to doubt the need for outside assistance. Read More 

Short Term Rehabilitation A Must For Aphasia Sufferers

12 October 2015
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Has your loved one recently been diagnosed with aphasia as a result of a stroke or brain injury? Are they about to be discharged from the hospital, leaving you with the important decision of whether they should recover at home, or spend some time in a short term rehabilitation facility? If so, read on to learn why a short term rehab facility is a must for sufferers of aphasia. Prompt Treatment Is Essential To Recovery Read More