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Stroke Recovery: Smoothing the Transition Home
Posted by Cynthia Perez
As we recognize National Stroke Awareness Month, I want to share some suggestions for addressing the key challenges I have seen families face when preparing to return...
3 Tips for Caregivers Coping with Holiday Stress
Posted by Elizabeth Miller
Elizabeth Miller started her online community HappyHealthyCaregiver.com after years of taking care of two chronically ill parents who lived six hours away.
Seniors as Caregivers: Setting Limits
Posted by Sister Kathleen Weber
Friends are golden—especially in our golden years. Today more and more seniors are offering a helping hand to other seniors, filling in for far-away family or for...
Two Reasons to Reconsider Aging in Place
Posted by Krista DiGeorge
In my role with Asbury, I have daily conversations with people who are weighing moving to a retirement community versus adapting their current home to support changing...
When Home Is a Hazard: Assessing Fall Risk in Seniors
Posted by Yvonne Litell
Every 15 seconds, an older adult receives emergency room treatment for fall-related injuries, according to the National Council on Aging. In addition to broken bones,...
Understanding Geriatric Primary Care
Posted by Jesse Sadikman, MD
Much like a quarterback who organizes members of his team to carry out the game’s plays, a primary care physician coordinates all aspects of the patient’s care –...
Comparing Assisted Living Communities
Posted by Carrie Brister
Although assisted living is not a subject we’re eager to think about, embracing supportive services as we age is often the best way to maintain an active, independent...
Senior Home Care Services – The Basics
Posted by Linda Wooge
We hear from many adult children who are concerned about a parent. They are often concerned that the living situation at home has become dangerous, but are not sure...
Two Brain-Boosting Recipes
Posted by Susan Grotenhuis
Kale and White Bean Soup With Barley
10 cups water
3 cups low sodium chicken stock
¾ cup pearl barley, rinsed & drained
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
4 Tips To Make You Smarter About Your Parent’s Medicare
Posted by Anne Tumlinson
Anne's guest post comes to us from Daughterhood.org, a blog she founded to support and build confidence in women who are managing their parents’ care.
“My dad doesn’t...
Holidays Visits Can Turn Up Age-Related Declines
Posted by Patty Leuschen
The holidays are a time when families gather. During the years I’ve spent in aging services, I've many conversations with family members concerned about Mom or Dad....
How to Connect With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Posted by Elaine Kielman
As someone whose profession is creating meaningful recreation for older persons experiencing memory loss or cognitive challenges, I can honestly say that I will never be...
Difficult Conversations: Helping a Parent Face Age-Related Declines
Posted by Linda Wooge
Figuring out how to sensitively handle your concerns when a parent is encountering age-related declines is, hands down, one of the greatest challenges you will face as a...
Unchained Melody … and Memories
Posted by Susan Crossley
For over 100 years clinicians have known that people who have lost the ability to speak can sing the words they want to say. At The Oaks Skilled Nursing at Bethany...
Helping an Aging Parent Downsize
Posted by Eric Stewart
As we get older, downsizing to a smaller residence looms large. And, downsizing can be particularly intimidating for older adults who may find it overwhelming to think...
Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Posted by Doug Leidig
In its simplest terms, a caregiver is a person who provides help and protection to someone. When this concerns attending to another person’s health needs, particularly...
Is This Home Age-Friendly? A Checklist
Posted by Linda Wooge
When assessing whether a home is well-suited to aging in place, there are several major areas to consider.
This checklist is not a comprehensive review, but it’s never...
When an Aging Parent Needs Support
Posted by Linda Wooge
If you notice a parent is starting to face challenges at home, what steps should you take?
Start by asking questions slowly – over a few days or a week. If you live...
Assisted Living and Long-Term Care: A Primer
Posted by Jamie Yockin
Long-term care isn’t a topic most of us want to think about. As a health care admissions director for Bethany Village continuing care retirement community, I educate...
Reducing Caregiver Stress
Posted by Karen Bruner
Study after study has documented the heavy toll of caregiving. With it come psychological and physical effects, and depending on the amount and level of care a person is...
Five Common ‘Myth-Understandings’ About Aging Parents
Posted by Cathy Ritter
I know a lot of people who already are helping an older parent – and even more who are keeping fingers crossed, hoping mom and dad stay healthy. I also know some who...
The Heart of Quality: Person-Centered Care
Posted by Andrew Applegate
Awards and recognitions are wonderful things, and over the years, Asbury Solomons has received a number of them: The Leading Edge Award for the Calvert County Business...
Useful Resources for Helping Your Parent or Spouse
Alzheimer’s.gov is the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ website providing planning, treatment and caregiver information.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center is an information clearinghouse on the NIH National Institute on Aging’s website.
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center includes a searchable database of respite providers and other helpful respite-related resources.
Caregiver Action Network provides free education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers.
Eldercare Locator is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Health in Aging was created by the American Geriatrics Society. This list of aging-related topics and resources is organized alphabetically.
The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information is a comprehensive website created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Click here to see the website’s resources on end-of-life and other important legal documents.
Medicare.gov is the “official U.S. Government site for Medicare."
A Preventing Falls at Home Checklist can be downloaded from this CDC webpage.
This resource allows you to find physicians in your area who accept Medicare patients and compare their quality.