When it comes to making the transition into senior living, we know it’s a big move that carries emotional and practical significance. Finding a place that feels like home but also offers the healthcare and support you might need down the line can be challenging. Senior Independent Living in Kansas City and Topeka That’s where… Continue reading Leaning Toward Independent Senior Living? Let Us Help You Take The First Steps!
Adult children can look for clues with their senior parents during the holidays. This is especially important for adult children living far from their parents. But it can be critical for those close by who suddenly notice a pattern of clues that things are not as they should be. Having a nice hug after a… Continue reading Observations and Conversations
Throughout history, there seems to be a time in most families when adult children and parents experience a role reversal. This is quite normal and can be seen as an opportunity to give back to our senior family and loved ones. That certainly doesn’t mean that it is easy. These kinds of transitions are fraught… Continue reading When Do Adult Children Need To Step In To Help Their Senior Parents?
While on a recent road trip to Colorado, my sister mentioned that she was worried about having some memory issues. As the conversation ensued, she said, “I’m terrified that I have early signs of dementia!” I’ve become familiar with these situations after spending much of my career working with seniors. Memory loss can happen to anyone.… Continue reading Do I Have Dementia? By Connie Michaelis
Why is Memory Care For Seniors Important? The history and development of care homes for the elderly have been evolving for many decades. What originated as Almshouses and Old Folk homes in the early 1900s, run by volunteers and supported by donations, have evolved into very sophisticated specialized homes today. The advent of specialized care… Continue reading McCrite Plaza Topeka Announces the Opening Of Their New Memory Care Neighborhood
When you are ready to investigate retirement living, it’s essential to have a plan. Each person and situation is unique, so just going to live where your neighbor or friend did may not be the best choice for you. There are many options, and your personal situation will dictate what is the best choice. You… Continue reading How Do You Shop For Senior Housing?
Which word describes you most accurately concerning your aging? Are you a denialist, a realist, or an enthusiast? That question was coined by Dr. Bill Thomas, a Gerontologist, professor, entrepreneur, and playwright whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. His dedication to culture change and innovations for well-being led the Wall Street Journal… Continue reading What Kind of Senior Are You?
As individuals plan for their senior living environments as they age, many considerations are critical. Whether you’re thinking of aging in place at home, downsizing to a smaller home, moving to a 55+ community, or seeking out retirement living, the accessibility of socialization may be overlooked. We typically think of criteria like safety features, nutrition,… Continue reading How Important Is Socialization For Seniors?
What does it mean for seniors to age in place? According to www.AgingInPlace.com, “Aging in place means living in the home of your choice for as long as you are able while getting any assistance you require as your needs change.” It sounds cut and dry. However, there is more to it than you may… Continue reading The Fallacy of Aging in Place
Now that we have explored the cost of retirement living in our last blog let’s dive into the subject of care. Age Wave, a research and consulting company, surveyed the thoughts and perceptions of the 65+ population concerning various forms of Senior Care. Five myths prevailed among this age group. Age Wave discovered a dramatic… Continue reading Senior Living Myths: Myth Number 4