Posted on April 28, 2022 in Caregiving TipsWhen we think of elder abuse, we often think of physical injuries. But financial fraud is one the fastest growing forms of elder abuse. In fact, one out of every five Americans over the age of 65 has reportedly been the victim of a financial scam – and that’s not counting the many seniors who don’t report scams out of fear or embarrassment.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - April 2022
Posted on April 27, 2022 in Hospice EducationDementia is not a specific disease, but rather it is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, decision making, and social abilities. While people often live for years with dementia, it is a progressive condition and ultimately a terminal illness.
Posted on April 21, 2022 in Voices of CaregivingAssisted living facilities can be an excellent way for seniors to continue to live an independent life while being provided with help with daily life including housekeeping services, meals, and personal care. It’s a social atmosphere where residents make friends that feel like family. This closeness means the entire community mourns when a resident dies.
Posted on April 14, 2022 in Hospice EducationIf you meet two patients diagnosed with the same terminal illness, you might think that their hospice plan of care would be very similar. But that is not the case. Each person who begins hospice care is a unique individual with different ideas, support, preferences, and goals. Therefore, each patient needs a unique hospice plan of care to address their specific needs.
Posted on April 13, 2022 in Dementia CraftsActivities for a loved one with dementia don’t need to be complicated or expensive. In fact, one of the best and easiest ways to give your loved one the opportunity to express themselves is popular with people of all ages: coloring books.