Thursday, 12 March 2015

Nine Bills California Landlords Should Care About

The California Apartment Association has identified nine top-priority bills for the rental housing industry in the 2015 legislative session….read more

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

ALFA Seeks Entries for Short Film Competition Celebrating Seniors

Lights, camera, action! ALFA has begun its fifth annual call for short films on ageism. Many older adults are mentally and physically active well into their 80s and 90s and have a great deal….read more

Alzheimer’s Patients – Why Memory Care is Needed

Alzheimer’s is a particular form of dementia that eventually necessitates increased levels of care in later stages of the disease. Memory care facilities provide this round-the-clock assistance. They employ experienced professionals to give specialized care to loved ones on a long-term basis. Unlike other assisted living programs, these specialized communities focus on the acute needs of dementia patients as they navigate daily tasks.

Professional 24-Hour Supervision  
As Alzheimer’s progresses, unchecked wandering can be the biggest concern for older relatives. Many memory care facilities are designed with loved ones in mind. The buildings and grounds are easier to navigate and remember. On-duty staff members can keep a watchful eye over dementia patients to ensure they do not get lost or overwhelmed by their surroundings.

Daily Meals and Group Programs

Social stimulation is important at every stage in life but it often is neglected in later years. Assisted and live-in communities provide emotional and physical support for elder family members. They get to interact with individuals of a similar age and can safely venture on group excursions with a little help from staff. Furthermore, facilities provide three fresh meals a day as a standard service.

Easy Access to Medical Treatment

Working out transportation to and from doctor’s appointments can cause significant stress in the family unit. Between other important obligations, familial caretakers may have trouble juggling multiple schedules. Memory care provides easy access to specialized medical attention. These facilities are experienced in this type of care and can administer drugs or other treatments in a comfortable setting. Visit this website to learn more about memory care and 24 hour Care in Soquel.

Monday, 23 February 2015

NCOA Partnership Brings Music to Senior Centers

The National Council on Aging’s Institute of Senior Centers has partnered with the Music Performance Trust Fund and the Film Fund to provide grants....learn more

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Art Therapy for the Soul

When you’re troubled, art therapy can help you find peace and meaning. Explore your emotions, relieve stress, and find happiness in the stroke of a paintbrush or the steady weight of a drawing more