While diabetes is a worldwide health concern that doesn’t target based on age, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 25 percent of those 65 and older have diabetes - an estimated 12 million seniors.
If your parent or loved one resides in another city or state, it may be difficult to feel connected to them if you are unable to see each other regularly. The holidays can be especially tough if you cannot spend them together. Though not much can compete with the gift of one’s company, there are gifts for seniors that can help connect the family and bridge the distance.
The role relationships and social interactivity play in our day to day life is staggering. The ability to craft trusting, caring and loving relationships is vital to our wellbeing. Whether the relationship is professional, platonic, or even romantic, it plays a significant role in helping us achieve a feeling of social belonging.
If you are seeking an assisted living community for a parent or loved one, you want to make sure it is the right fit. But how can you or the family members and friends taking a tour know if the senior living community is the right fit if you don’t know what to look for?
With the summer temperatures steadily increasing, it is more important than ever to maintain safety while outside. Located in Georgia, Brickmont Assisted Living understands the importance of keeping safe during the summer months. With a higher risk of heat strokes, dehydration, and other heat-related ailments, we want to help older adults enjoy a fun and safe summer!
Transportation is an important topic to think about, especially as you climb in age. While you may have joined a retirement community, you still have places you need to go and things you want to do. Adventure is out there, and even if you might not be able to drive yourself, you can still travel and visit new places.
The modern retirement age is changing and gradually increasing as time goes on. While the average retirement age used to be 65 years old, it has progressively increased to 67 years old for those born after 1959. As the modern retirement age changes, you may be wondering what your retirement age is, or you may need a little help planning what your retirement will look like.
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.
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.