When moving to memory care, it can be easy for a few things to slip through the cracks. After all, there’s a lot going on, and you’ve likely got your hands full. If you or a loved one is preparing for a move to a new memory care community, it’s essential to pack the important […]
Tips for Increasing Appetite in the Elderly
As we grow older, it’s perfectly natural for our appetite to change. Foods we once enjoyed may no longer taste the same, or we may find it harder to sit down and finish a full meal. There are quite a few reasons for this to happen—whether due to our metabolism slowing down or taking a […]
How Often Should You Visit a Parent in Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer an option for aging parents who require support and assistance with daily tasks, while still maintaining some level of independence. As a family member or loved one of someone residing in an assisted living home, you may wonder how often you should visit to provide the proper level of support and […]
Safety Tips for Seniors by Season
As the seasons change, it’s important to prioritize your safety. To ensure seniors remain safe and healthy all year round, here are some care tips by season. In spring, check expiry dates on medications, practice bathroom safety, and prepare for seasonal allergies. For summertime, stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and avoid the sun during peak hours. […]
How to Ease the Transition to Assisted Living?
If you or your loved one find it difficult to manage everyday tasks and responsibilities, it might be worth looking into assisted living and the support available. It can be daunting or even nerve-racking to go from independent to assisted living, but the right community can make it a great experience. Please read our full […]
Can a Person with Dementia Sell Their House?
As we grow older, our bodies and minds change. For some people, these changes can include a condition called dementia, which affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. Receiving the diagnosis of dementia in a loved one can be a difficult and emotional experience. While symptoms such as misplacing objects or forgetting appointments may be […]
How to Talk to Someone With Memory Loss
The changes that come when someone begins forgetting things can lead to frustrations for the caregiver and the one suffering from memory loss. A memory care community is an excellent option for many older adults. But professional memory care isn’t an option for everyone, and it’s not ideal for everyone either. A loved one or […]
How to Move a Parent with Dementia to Assisted Living
Transitioning your parent from living at home to a senior living community can be a challenging process, especially if they struggle with cognitive impairments like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. What’s important to remember, though, is that you don’t have to do it all on your own. Our team here at Tylers Mill Senior Living is […]
When Only One Parent Needs Assisted Living: How to Give Support
It’s no secret our parents tend to rely on each other as they grow older. Whether they’re helping the other move around, get dressed, clean up, or visit with friends and family, having a partner by their side throughout their life can be a significantly beneficial support system. However, as parents age, their needs might […]
How To Talk to Someone With Short-Term Memory Loss?
Someone with short-term memory loss may forget things they just said or did, which can be a natural part of aging. But it can also signal the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. Senior living communities provide a wide range of memory care needs for people with dementia. Short-term […]