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The Comforts of Hospice Care During Your Loved One’s Final Days

The purpose of hospice care is not to treat illness or to aid in recovery in anyway. Hospice care is unique, in that it provides your loved one with comfort care, and emotional and spiritual support during their final days. Your loved one may require hospice after a hard fight with illness, a chronic condition, [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Resources and Support|0 Comments

The Unstoppable Betty White

While most of us are well into retirement at the age of 94, actress Betty White shows no signs of slowing down. Betty has been acting since the young age of 17, and is best known for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland. Not only is Betty’s [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|Seniors in the News|0 Comments

Heart Healthy Foods to Keep You Ticking

An unhealthy lifestyle can lead to an array of unpleasant health risks, and the heart is no exception. A heart that isn’t taken care of means potential for cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, and clogged arteries. Before it’s too late, take care of your ticker with the following heart healthy foods. Fish [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Is It Time To Move Mom Or Dad Into A Nursing Home?

There are a number of reasons living alone may be unsafe for your parent. Maybe they just lost their spouse and simply don’t feel comfortable living alone. That could be because of the neighborhood or just because it’s been such a long time since they’ve lived alone, if ever. Something else to consider is transportation [...]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Resources and Support|0 Comments

Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

So you’ve had an increase of weight, blood pressure, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and blood glucose levels while there’s a decrease in HDL (good) cholesterol. As if these symptoms aren’t scary enough on their own, your doctor uttered the words, “type 2 diabetes.” Maybe you’re pre-diabetic or headed that way. Scary stuff. But it doesn’t have [...]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

How Important Is Your Chronological Age?

A growing trend in health and wellness, is to focus less on chronological age, and more on biological age. But what is the difference between the two? Chronological age refers to how many years you have been alive, while biological age has to do with the age your body is from a biological standpoint. Let’s [...]

By |April 21st, 2016|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Communication in Early Stage Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s changes the way we have to communicate with our loved ones suffering with this form of dementia. In early stages Alzheimer’s, it can be difficult to navigate the field of communication since your loved one may have moments of great clarity sprinkled in between the decline in memory. It’s important for your sake and [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|Resources and Support|0 Comments

Tips For Decorating Small Spaces

Once you have decided to make Big River your new home, you may begin to wonder how to make your nursing home room feel like home. There are some key points to keep in mind when decorating a smaller space, and the tips below will help you get heading in the right direction. Take Measurements [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Fraud Alert: The Top 5 Senior Scams

In 2015, a total of 1,108 fraud scams and complaints were called into the Senate Aging Committee’s Fraud Hotline. However, the number of actual elder fraud cases reported each year to all qualified agencies is significantly higher—in the tens of thousands each year. On top of that number, many elderly are simply too embarrassed to [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|Resources and Support|0 Comments

How Can Virtual Therapy Be Used Within The Senior Care Industry?

For many months we have been hearing about the success and results of the beta testing phase of the 360-degree virtual goggles—Oculus Rift. Prior to the recent release, universities and medical facilities around the globe were the only ones able to get their hands on this evolving virtual technology—but as of March 2016 these virtual [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|Health and Wellness|0 Comments