It may only be January, but there is already an indication that 2015 will be an important year for older adults and their families in the U.S. For starters, this year marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, the first federal initiative focused…Details
Whether you’re a caretaker or an aging adult, it’s good to know what you can do to better you or a loved one’s health. Here are a few tips for how to stay vivacious and happy well past retirement. 1. Add movement to your life. It probably comes as no surprise that engaging in physical…Details
Activities of daily living (ADL) are the standard daily tasks that people do during their day. Knowing if a person is capable of performing the activities of daily living can let medical professionals know if people can live successfully without assistance. If an individual cannot perform daily tasks, he or she may need help in…Details
There is a misconception that nursing homes and assisted living serve the same function. While both provide homes for senior citizens, their purposes are quite different.
Both have their merit, but you need to know the differences before signing a contract for either one. Without the knowledge, you could be hurting your loved one without even knowing it.Details
It can be difficult to know when it’s appropriate for you to start thinking about elder care. Well, more and more sources are reporting that the best time may be sooner rather than later. Assisted living typically becomes a topic of discussion when you or a loved one are no longer able to handle daily…Details
One thing that sets Heritage Creek apart from other assisted living homes is our size. Our 1 to 5 staff-to-resident ratio makes us a smaller, family-owned facility, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our more intimate home setting allows us to get to know each of our residents personally, so we can provide…Details
There are many upsides to making the decision to take part in assisted living. Assisted living is when a person who maintains a mobile and vital lifestyle needs an extra push in terms of health, wellness, and housekeeping in order to hold onto their standard of living. For most people, assisted living is typically associated with the older population. When people start to need a bit of help, assisted living can be a fabulous way to keep the same standard of life.Details