Dealing with Dementia - learning the basics of the disease and early symptoms.
Hey Friends, In case you don't know, I am the co-host of the weekly YouTube and Podcast show, "The Girlfriends' Guide to Senior Living. My dear friend, Gail Peacock and I share our combined 20 years of experience in senior living, to help educate families searching for senior resources. Please check it out...I hope you… Continue reading The Girlfriends’ Guide To Senior Living
Caring for an aging parent is a challenging role reversal for both the adult child and their parents. It’s not easy to have conversations about finances, taking away the car keys, or making the decision to move from the family home in to senior housing. When a parent has dementia or other medical issues, the… Continue reading Role Reversal – Becoming Your Parent’s Caregiver
With the temperatures in North Texas exceeding 100 degrees for the next week or longer, it’s critical to ensure that everyone, especially our seniors are staying hydrated. Seniors are more vulnerable to dehydration for several reasons. With age, our body’s ability to conserve water is reduced, making it more difficult to adapt to things like… Continue reading Keeping Seniors HYDRATED!
It’s a real term! Here’s the Wikipedia definition… “The Sandwich Generation is a generation of people (usually in their 30s or 40s) who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children.” This term was added to both the Merriam-Webster and Oxford English dictionaries in 2006. Maybe you are reading this and realized that… Continue reading Have you heard the term “Sandwich Generation”?
Most people have heard the terms Assisted Living and Memory Care, but what about …Residential Care Homes? Also called, Group Homes or Care Homes. I bet you would be surprised to know that you’ve likely driven past one, and there may even be one in your neighborhood! Residential Care Homes are private homes that have… Continue reading What is a Residential Care Home?
You know it's time to make that move to senior living, BUT you're overwhelmed by all the stuff you've accumulated throughout the years. I totally get that!! I've been in my house for 21 years and the thought of moving is daunting. Imagine 50+ years in your home? I LOVE these awesome tips for "Rightsizing"… Continue reading Downsizing Tips
-Your dad has been diagnosed with Dementia, and he has started to wander. He cannot be left alone, but you work full-time and can’t stay home with him. What do you do? -Your mom is living alone in her house, but she’s lonely and is not eating healthy meals. She has become very isolated and… Continue reading I’m Confused? I have Questions. I NEED HELP!!!!
As we get older, our social circles tend to shrink - friends and family members move or pass away. Those who still live close by may be unable to visit due to health issues. Some are no longer safe to drive due to vision problems or memory loss. Feelings of loneliness can negatively affect BOTH… Continue reading Did you know that loneliness and isolation can seriously affect the health of a senior?
Did you know that most Senior Apartments, Retirement Communities and Assisted Living communities are pet friendly? 🐶😺 I speak with many seniors and their families who are resistant to moving because they think they will have to leave their beloved fur baby behind. The majority of senior communities allow dogs (many have size restrictions, typically… Continue reading Pets Welcome!