Resident Council

It Takes a Village Resident councils can make the difference between an institution and a true home Just last week, our nursing home residents’ council elected a new president and vice president. I made a point to congratulate the new president, Denise Young, as well as the new vice president, Welldon McCall. Now, I have... Read More

Home Safety

It Takes a Village Make sure your elderly friend or relative has a safe haven in their home Every year, nearly 1 million people over age 65 are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to items they live with and use every day, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In fact, older... Read More

Preventing Dementia

It Takes a Village Preventing Alzheimer’s through social activities, diet, exercise, and “cognitive fitness” Between five and eight percent of people over age 65 have some form of dementia, which may not sounds like a lot, but that number rises to 50 percent for people over age 85. Many of us will face some form... Read More

Assisted Living or Nursing Home?

It Takes a Village The difference between assisted living facilities and nursing homes When does a person need to go to an assisted living facility and when does he or she really need a nursing home? It’s a question I’m often asked, and the answer is: it depends. It’s actually not quite as easy as... Read More