Approximately 85 percent of older adults have at least one chronic health condition, and 60 percent have at least two chronic conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For many older people, coping with multiple chronic conditions is a real challenge. Learning to … [Read more...] about What to do if my loved one has chronic care or enhanced care needs?
When you're deciding on senior living for your loved ones, you have many options to choose from. Finding the best fit is one important key to a smooth transition from Mom or Dad living independently in their own home and moving into a senior living community. Your best bet is to do a little homework … [Read more...] about Where to Start
Aging. It’s difficult to see—especially in those you love. What are the signs of normal aging . . . of Alzheimer’s and other dementia? Can your parents or loved ones care for themselves without help? What kind of help is best? Where can you go to get it? How can you tell if your loved ones need … [Read more...] about When does my parent need Assisted Living or more care?
You’re doing what any good person would do, trying to keep tabs on a loved one who’s growing older. You’re afraid to broach the idea of getting involved in their affairs, because you don’t want to hurt their feelings–or worse, start a fight. Maybe you’ve even tried to offer your help, only to get … [Read more...] about How to Have “The Talk”
You never know what the future may hold, and the COVID-19 crisis adds another layer of uncertainty. In times like this, it becomes clear how important it is to have your affairs in order. Contemplating end-of-life concerns can be overwhelming at first, but knowing you are prepared can provide peace … [Read more...] about Getting Your Affairs in Order
Before you ever heard of COVID-19, you’d been considering a move to a senior living community. Perhaps you’ve even found the right community and started putting plans in motion. At Riley Crossing Senior Living, we want to reassure those who are feeling like they may need to move sooner, rather than … [Read more...] about How to prepare for your move to a senior living community in the ‘new normal’
Even in the most trying of times, infusing some humor into your day is one of the best ways to keep calm and carry on. When you laugh, your brain releases endorphins, the body’s natural mood boosters. Laughing can also boost your respiration and heart rate, like a mini cardio session. A good laugh … [Read more...] about The Power of Positivitity: Have a Good Laugh for Health
Having the conversation with a parent to make the move into assisted living can be difficult, but is highly worthwhile to do ahead of time. When it comes to caring for your aging parents, procrastination isn’t the key—these 4 reasons are why you need to plan for senior living … [Read more...] about Helping Your Parents Plan for Senior Living Now
At Riley Crossing, our Memory Care assisted living provides a safe and welcoming space that will help you thrive in your golden years. While transitioning to assisted living can be difficult, these tips can help you to celebrate one season as it comes to a close, and welcome a new and exciting … [Read more...] about Making the Transition to Memory Care Easier
As we all muddle through this time of uncertainty and unrest, let us be mindful of our eating habits while practicing self-care and realizing that yes, we all intend to eat healthy foods for health but that sometimes we may “slip up” in our minds. Messing up the “perfect diet” is not going to derail … [Read more...] about Food and Anxiety During COVID-19