Senior health can sometimes be challenging to navigate. While assisting your loved one to a doctor’s appointment may not seem like it could be rough, it actually requires a lot of effort; more than most people think. While a retirement community may help solve these issues, you may have a loved one that prefers to stay at home. With that decision comes some maintenance that you will have to pick up on. It may not seem necessary, but assisting your loved one to a doctor’s appointment could actually help. While retirement communities like Brickmont Assisted Living can significantly help you and a loved one, we also see the benefit of taking certain matters into your own hands. We would like to highlight a few tips to help with your next doctor’s appointment.
Is your loved one anticipating a transition into a senior living community in the near future? Moving into a senior living community can be a positive life choice as well in addition to a wonderful experience. For some, moving may seem like an overwhelming change that they may not feel ready for. With a little planning, the transition to assisted living can be an easier one. Meanwhile, Brickmont Assisted Living has a few tips to help a loved one better adjust to a senior living community:
When providing care for a loved one, it can be difficult to balance caregiving work and a personal life. As loved ones are often living with their caregivers, it can be hard for you to find some personal space to retreat to when needing a break.
If you are the child of an aging parent, you may have concerns about a loved one that has the potential to be the target of fraudulent scams. In fact, in many scams, a senior in your life may be victimized more than any other age group of people you know. Victims of scammers (and their loved ones) are often faced with a financial mess to clean up.
With spring comes a task that many seniors want to avoid because it can be a draining and taxing task for your older loved one. While many seniors think of it as an opportunity to clean, de-clutter or downsize, we want to make sure their home is safe as well. Finding the perfect balance of care in senior living helps your loved one take advantage of their spring cleaning tradition.
At Brickmont Assisted Living, we believe all seniors deserve to live where they are loved. This is the philosophy behind all we do, from our passionate hospitality to the layout of our community. Every one of our apartments are designed with our resident’s safety and comfort in mind. By offering spacious one and two-bedroom apartments, residents can easily relax and also visit with guests in their private living area.
It can be easy to dismiss the early signs of memory impairment in older loved ones as part of the aging process. While aging can have effects on memory, such as forgetfulness, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia exhibits distinguished signs. Essential to the health of your older family members is your ability to differentiate between forgetfulness and something more severe. Fortunately, there are memory care services that are available for those in need of assistance.
Anxiety disorders are significantly common and impact over 40 million people in America. When these issues go untreated they may worsen with age. Worry about medication expenses, affordable senior living, and mobility restrictions can cause seniors situational anxiety. With these various factors contributing to senior anxiety, the most efficient way of preventing these types of disorders is by being aware of the risk factors.
"Strength is the fountain of youth," states Gavin McHale, a Winnipeg-based certified exercise physiologist, and kinesiologist who works mostly with older adults. Did you know? Strength exercises are not just for bodybuilders and professional athletes! At Brickmont Assisted Living, we want to encourage seniors to participate in strength training that is more suitable for their needs!
Eating healthy may seem like a simple task, but recent studies have shown that nutrition for older adults is not the same as the nutrition needed for younger generations. In addition, the primary food groups for adults may look the same, but there are a few significant differences between what a younger adult may need in their diet versus what a resident in a senior living community may require.