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Having “The Talk” About Dementia and Driving

Having “The Talk” About Dementia and Driving

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, his or her personal safety becomes a top priority for family members. And according to the Family Caregiver Alliance, “One of the greatest concerns that families and caregivers face is whether or not that person should drive.” 

5 Ways Our Senior Living Services Enhance an Aging Adult's Lifestyle

5 Ways Our Senior Living Services Enhance an Aging Adult's Lifestyle

Today, requiring care in a senior living community no longer means giving up a full and enriching lifestyle for older Americans. In fact, forward-thinking senior living communities now place a major emphasis on ensuring that their residents have an active, purposeful lifestyle that enhances their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

How to Keep Your Loved One with Memory Loss Safe: The Value of ID Bracelets

Keeping a loved one with memory loss safe is one of the greatest challenges at-home caregivers face today. Memory loss authorities at the Alzheimer’s Association® advise that wandering and the risks it presents for loved ones getting lost or injured is one of the foremost safety challenges.

5 Ways Caregivers Can Avoid Guilt When Using Respite Care

Today, caregiver guilt is a common theme for many individuals who devote themselves to caring for a loved one in need. Caregiver guilt can manifest itself in different ways, but typically comes from a common source – the feeling that you are not doing enough to care for your loved one or you are not doing it well enough. 

5 Things You Didn't Know About Respite Care

5 Things You Didn't Know About Respite Care

There is a reason why many busy, often-overburdened family caregivers are taking advantage of respite care services today.

7 Ways Respite Care Revitalizes Busy Caregivers

9 Key Factors for Choosing the Right Long-Term Care

9 Key Factors for Choosing the Right Long-Term Care

“With the rapid growth in the number of older Americans, an increasing number of families today have a loved one who is in need of long-term care or skilled nursing care,” says Susan Irrgang, Executive Director at Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA. 

“But choosing the right long-term care community can be complicated. Many families ask: Where do I begin? What factors should I consider in choosing? How do I know if the long-term care community I choose will be best for my love one?

Your Guide to Planning for Long-term Care for a Loved One

Your Guide to Planning for Long-term Care for a Loved One

“Today, we are fortunate to live in an age when science, medicine and nutrition have made it possible to live longer lives,” says Susan Irrgang, Executive Director of Saunders House located in Wynnewood, PA

“However, all of us are all still vulnerable to the changes that accompany the aging process. And while none of us can predict or change what the future holds, we all have the ability to prepare and plan for it to have some control over how it effects our lives,” adds Susan.

Memory Care Tips for Making Your Visits Meaningful

Caregiver Tips for Choosing the Right Respite Care Service

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