Home Modifications Nearly every day, stories of home foreclosures and a declining real estate market are on the news and in local papers. And for many seniors, stories like these add to tensions they already may be feeling about selling their homes out of necessity due to safety concerns and daily quality of life issues.…

retirement community

First, you have to ask yourself, “What do I want from a retirement community?” There are many options from which to choose when looking for independent retirement living: cottage homes, condominiums and apartment living to name a few. Find a Retirement Community in your area at SeniorsGuideOnline.com Cottage homes offer space with yards, garages and…

veterans

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to inform wartime veterans and surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans about an under-used, special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance. “Veterans have earned this benefit by their service to our nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson. “We want to ensure…

alzheimer's

Physical appearance contributes to a person’s sense of self-esteem. For the person with alzheimer’s or dementia, choosing and putting on clothes can be frustrating. The person may not remember how to dress or may be overwhelmed with the choices or the task itself. There are many reasons why the person with Alzheimer’s might have difficulty…

charlottesville

The scenery is breathtaking, the history abundant and the lifestyle hard to beat. But when seniors choose to retire in Charlottesville, the depth of medical resources – right in their backyard – is often what seals the deal for them. “That’s a major consideration for any person retiring… what kind of care, what kind of…

nursing home

A Nursing Home Success Story What is a Nursing Home? A group of people sharing space, each on a different journey. Some quietly focused on the comfort of a routine which makes each day strangely reassuring. A timeless process bringing them closer to peace. Others getting through each day with the goal of healing and…

stages of alzheimer

Some people tend to ask, “what are the stages of Alzheimer’s?” or “where can you find options for this illness?” Alzheimer’s is an ongoing, growing disease that with age can affect many seniors in different ways. Experts have come up with a way to explain the changes in a person’s abilities and functions by forming…

wandering behavior

Those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia are at greater risk for dangerous wandering behavior. Alzheimer’s disease causes millions of Americans to lose their ability to recognize familiar places and faces. Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. Many people cannot even remember their name or address. They may become disoriented and lost, even in…

Planning Ahead For Long Term Care Expenses Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be taxing and physically exhausting. There will likely come a time when you will need to turn to outside help. This is called long-term care, and it can range from in-home assistance to skilled care in a residential facility. Although critically…

dementia

Having dementia does not mean that it’s necessary to stop participating in meaningful activities such as travel; it just requires planning to ensure safety, comfort and enjoyment for everyone. Whether taking a short trip to see friends and family or traveling a far distance for vacation, it’s important to weigh the costs and benefits of…