Many advancements have been made over the years in senior living and care options. The "nursing homes" of the past are not what they are today. Even the terminology has changed and they are now referred to as skilled nursing centers where care is delivered in a comfortable, home-like setting.
Alzheimer's disease and dementia are different. We'll share the main differences, symptoms of each, and resources available to you and your family.
The two program names sound the same, they are both run by the government, and they are related to health care…but what's the difference? The fact is they are very different programs designed for different populations and needs.
How do you know when it's time to transition to an assisted living community or select a skilled nursing center to recover from an injury or illness? There are many tools and checklists available for free online, but here are five tips to keep in mind when visiting your options for a long-term or short-term stay.
Are you worried about falling, or have you recently experienced a fall? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three of older adults, age 65 or older, fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries often resulting in a visit to the emergency room or a hospitalization.