Reading Time: 3 minutes “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” – Douglas Wood As a family caregiver, you consistently have a lot of your plate. Not only are you caring for a parent or loved one, but you also have your own responsibilities—children, a spouse, Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes At Woodland Ridge, we know the impact an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can have on family, friends, and loved ones. While an adult may understand what it means for their loved one and their relationship, children often do not.
Reading Time: 2 minutes It can be difficult to tell how your senior parents are managing at home if you live at a distance from them. The holidays are the perfect time to reunite with family and friends, but it can also be the ideal time to check in on your parents and assess their home life.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Understanding and recognizing depression, especially in seniors, can be difficult. With over 300 million people worldwide showing symptoms of depression, it is a widespread problem, yet it continues to endure unyielding stigmatization.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Getting stuck in your everyday routine can be easy. But did you know? Monotony can lead some individuals to severe ailments, such as depression. If you have a close friend or relative in a nursing home, not traveling can actually have an adverse effect on them. Do your loved one a favor and plan Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes The eyes have it . . . unfortunately. We’re seeing more and more people with macular degeneration as the population ages, and the Macular Degeneration Foundation gives some alarming statistics about the disease. According to the foundation, a new case is diagnosed every three minutes in the United States. The older a person is, the Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve worked with many family caregivers over the years, and we’ve learned how common it is for these caregivers to feel frustrated and alone. Often, family caregivers intuitively know their loved ones have had a change of some sort, but sometimes there is not a clear diagnosis to explain the changes. Those feelings of isolation Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes Talking to your doctor can be easy and helpful, or frustrating at best. Have you ever felt excited to be talking to your doctor about a medical concern, only to leave feeling like the whole thing was a grueling event? You may wait a long, long time in the waiting room and, just when Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes Written by guest author Eve Pearce It really is no secret that as we age, our bodies change and the way we look (not to mention the way we feel) alters radically. The US population now needs a greater standard of senior care as more people find themselves living to a greater age and Read More
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A great way to open the door to that “what if” discussion is by sitting down together and preparing your Healthcare Advance Directives.