Topic: Family


Family Caregivers Play a Vital Role in Today's Healthcare System

November is National Family Caregivers Month. Let’s take a look at some of the latest data about these people who do so much for senior loved ones.

Grandparents Who Care: When Grands Provide Child Care

"Grandma and Grandpa day care" is a pretty common model in the U.S.! How are these seniors doing?

Portrait of happy family wearing Santa caps on Christmas Eve

Creating a Happy Holiday for Someone Living in a Skilled Nursing Facility

The holidays are a joyous time of the year, but they can also come with added stress. Shopping, getting ready for traveling, or welcoming visitors can seem overwhelming during what is usually a busy time of year. And if you have a loved one living in a nursing home, trying to include them into your holiday plans can become challenging with all you have on your plate.

Having breakfast together

How Skilled Nursing Facilities Help Seniors Through the Post-Holiday Blues

There has been an enduring myth that suicides peak in December, as those who may be experiencing loss or heartache are unable or uninterested in partaking in the season’s festivities. But according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the suicide rate is actually lowest in December. It’s the post-holiday season that may bring a greater risk of depression.

Supporting Loved Ones Who Have Sensory Loss

Diminished vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch can have a big impact on the well-being of seniors, but there's plenty family can do to keep them healthy and involved.

Young nurse and female senior in nursing home, the old lady sitting in a wheel chair

Helping a Loved One Move into a Skilled Nursing Facility

Making a move to a new home can be stressful. For those moving into a skilled nursing facility, the stress can seem overwhelming – not only does one have to adjust to a new living space, but there also are the added stressors of concerns about privacy, health and well-being.

How to Celebrate Mother's Day when Mom has Alzheimer's

Celebrating holidays can be a challenge for families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Past traditions often need to give way to new realities. On Mother’s Day, many adult children wonder how to celebrate a day that may no longer hold any meaning for the honoree. But regardless of your mother’s particular circumstances, most all mothers enjoy spending time with someone who appreciates and pays attention to them.