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Supporting Emotional Wellness for Seniors
The way that you handle daily stress can provide a window into your overall emotional state. October is Emotional Wellness Month, an ideal opportunity to take stock of how we are doing as well as consider the emotional wellness of the seniors we love.
Understanding Depression
Feeling blue or melancholy is common, with many people relating to those emotions. Recognizing the difference between sadness and depression is important, especially in older adults. The National Institute of Mental Health categorizes depression as a serious mood disorder that is accompanied by symptoms that impact how a person thinks, feels and handles their day to day activities like working, eating and sleeping. Read More
National Long Term Care Planning Month
October is National Long Term Care Planning Month, the ideal opportunity to consider a strategy for the future. According to the National Institute on Aging, when considering long term care, think about assistance with activities of daily living like grooming, dressing and bathing as well as services like meals and transportation. This help may be needed after a health setback, disability, hospitalization or as part of the natural aging process and can involve a change in senior living arrangements to make sure an older adult stays safe. Read More
When Is It Time to Talk to Your Loved One About Elderly Care Services?
Making the decision to move a loved one into senior living can be a difficult one. You want to make... Read More
World Alzheimer’s Month is September - Why It’s Important to Spread Awareness
It is always good to encourage patients and their families to ask questions of their medical care providers and to share information about symptoms and concerns. In the case of a dementia diagnosis, it is imperative that families understand there are many types of dementia. Read More
Welcome to My Care Advisors!
Tune In! My Care Advisors Podcast is here! CarePatrol is excited to announce the launch of our... Read More
Mindful Aging: Keeping Your Brain Sharp
Did you know? Our brains get much of their power from 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, that control reading, remembering, deciding, moving and other activities that involve thinking and planning. Read More
Know The Signs Of Caregiver Burnout
There aren’t enough hours in the day. Which means your brain can go into overdrive in the early hours of the morning, worrying. Did you remember to pay the insurance? Is there enough milk in the refrigerator for breakfast? Will you have enough time to get Mom to her doctor’s appointment after work? And once you start thinking, the avalanche of concerns just keeps piling up. Read More
What You Need to Know About Caregiver Burnout When Caring for Seniors
According to AARP, almost 48 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult relative or loved... Read More
Tips for Transitioning Your Loved One into Senior Living
It can be challenging for your loved one to leave the home and neighbors they’ve always known into a new community of strangers. How do they deal with the complex emotions of transitioning and adjust to their new way of life? Read More
Having ‘The Talk’: How Siblings Can Navigate Assisted Living Conversations
In the journey of discussing assisted living options with aging parents or loved ones, the involvement of siblings or family caregivers can significantly influence the process. Read More
Lafayette, CA - Top-Rated Senior Living Advisor Discusses Memory Care Options
The journey into senior care becomes particularly challenging when dealing with memory-related conditions. Memory care options must provide more than physical assistance; they must offer a supportive and understanding environment. Read More
Are You Suffering From Caregiver Burnout? Know the Signs.
As caregivers struggle with the demands of their everyday lives including jobs, kids and the tasks that accompany running a household in addition to the worry of caring for an aging or sick loved one, caregiver burnout can become a reality. These feelings can creep up over time so you may not even realize that you’re dealing with caregiver burnout. Read More
Dream Big and Embrace Hobbies
Have you always wanted to write a novel? Play the piano? Paint a sunset? Now is the perfect time to pick up some art supplies or grab an instrument. September is Self-Improvement Month! Read More
A Season of Reflection for National Assisted Living Week
There is a very good chance that someone you know has worked or resided in an assisted living environment. According to the American Health Care Association, there are over 30,000 assisted living communities in the United States today. Read More
How to Navigate Senior Living Options in the “Sandwich Generation”
If you’re taking care of your children and aging loved ones at the same time, you may be... Read More
Concord CA - Role of Family Living in Senior Care | Assisted Living Advisor News
Key decisions about a senior's care often fall to family members. These may involve medical choices, financial considerations, and lifestyle changes, such as transitioning to an assisted living community or in-home care. An assisted living advisor can support families through these challenging decisions, providing expert guidance based on seniors' needs and preferences. Family members can collaborate with the advisor, using their intimate knowledge of the senior's personality, history, and desires to inform these decisions. Read More
How to Pay for Senior Housing: What are my Options?
When it comes to caring for our loved ones, we want to provide them with the best possible care. However, with the cost of care constantly increasing, it can be challenging to know how to pay for it. Fortunately, there are a variety of payment options available to help you afford the care your loved one needs. Read More
Why You Should Use A Professional When Seeking Senior Living Housing Options
As our loved ones enter their golden years, one of the most important decisions they and their families will face is finding the right senior living community. With an abundance of options and complex considerations, this process can be overwhelming, stressful, and emotionally taxing. However, there is a solution that can alleviate these challenges and provide valuable support during this significant transition: partnering with a local housing consultant, that is a certified senior advisor. Read More
Dispelling Assisted Living Myths
Assisted living is part of a continuum of long-term care services that provides a combination of housing, personal care services, and health care support services. Read More

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