The COVID-19 pandemic put a huge damper on visitations with older family members, and if your loved one is in an assisted living community with memory care options, you may not have been able to see them regularly. But even before that, family that lived far away may have found that phone calls helped them keep in touch with senior loved ones when distance made in-person visiting less of an option.
One of the benefits of choosing an assisted living lifestyle is that you have more free time. And this free time can let you start working on all the creative projects you couldn’t do in the past. However, you might find that when you have so much time, it can be difficult to know where to start. So we’ve put together four tips to help you achieve your creative goals.
Photographs can be a great tool when you're dealing with memory care issues. That's true whether someone is still living fairly independently in the early stages of a diagnosis or they require a higher level of professional care. Find out more about how you can use photographs with your older loved one and support memory care professionals in doing the same below.
If you have a family member diagnosed with memory issues, it can be common for there to be feelings of anxiety. This is true for the person diagnosed as well as their loved ones. This new diagnosis can come with many questions, including what the best long-term living situation is. People with memory diagnoses can still live long, fulfilled lives. Choosing an assisted living community with a memory care level of service can actually help make this a reality. Here are just some of the reasons families dealing with dementia or other memory-related diagnoses may want to choose assisted living.
To quote the famed American poet W. H. Auden, "A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language". The same can be true for those who enjoy reading poetry. Art is often a reflection of the mind of its creator, and one's poetry is representative of an attitude or perspective that's worth exploring. For senior bookworms looking to find a new writer to add to their collection or older adults just getting into reading poetry, here are four poets you might want to enjoy in your assisted living apartment this year.
Memory issues in older adult populations run the gamut from a brain that just doesn't recall things as quickly as before to late-stage dementia or other cognitive diseases. For family members caring for or simply helping to support older loved ones with memory problems, it can be difficult to know how much to act in certain situations.
Autumn View Gardens was founded as a community for people of faith. A place where residents can relax and enjoy the assistance provided while still being able to actively exercise their walk with God. We take this commitment seriously and are dedicated to helping foster and develop your own personal faith journey. In keeping with that, we like to help our residents as much as we can in developing routines centered around their faith.
Taking on the role of caregiver to anyone who is dealing with a chronic illness can be a huge task. At Autumn View Gardens on Schuetz Road, we applaud and appreciate the efforts of loved ones who are willing to make sacrifices to care for older relatives, especially those with dementia.We know that without the right resources, experience and knowledge, though, this can be a stressful and frustrating journey for everyone involved. Families who are considering what is best for their loved one who is dealing with dementia or another memory condition might want to think about the benefits of memory care services in an assisted living community.
Heart health is important at every age, and the sooner you start looking after this vital organ, the better. The heart is a machine. It pumps from before the time we're born, and it continues pumping whether we're at rest or working as hard as we can. Which means the heart does a lot of work through the years, so it's not surprising that it gets more tired and less efficient as we grow older.
At Autumn View Gardens on Schuetz Road, we offer multiple levels of care to ensure every resident is comfortable, well served and able to live as vibrant a lifestyle as possible. Levels of care include assisted living, memory, respite and hospice care. But many people don’t understand the differences between assisted living and memory care and worry that they won’t choose the right option for themselves or a loved one...