Caregivers, care recipients, and persons with an interest in aging attended the Amazing Aging Expo in Denver, Colorado today. Anthem Memory Care, was a specialty sponsor of the expo. Shannon Stewart Ingram, VP Sales and Marketing, organized and led a group of... Read more
Assisted living communities are viewed as nice places to live where residents treat each other with respect; not always true. In February 2015, a man living at an assisted living community in Lakewood, Colorado (diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease) allegedly beat... Read more
A local Denver area nursing home was recently cited for a number of issues including staffing and regulatory issues, allegations of sexual assault and wrongful death. Records at the nursing home revealed high staff turnover and low quality ratings. A recent expose... Read more
If you have a loved one who is a resident of a long term care community does it seem that morning care including getting out of bed, appropriate hygiene, tooth brushing, toileting and dressing is hit or miss? If this is your experience you may be right at least 40%... Read more
How many moves do you or your loved one want to make when it’s time to choose a retirement community? The average older adult moves 3-6 times as a result of poor planning and ignorance about care needs and community offerings. There are hundreds of excuses not to... Read more
Are you an adult child knowing it’s time for your parents to consider a move to assisted living but you’re not sure how to have that conversation? An article in Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics indicates that “an older person’s... Read more
The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes
Caring for aging parents and family members with declining health can stir up a range of feelings that include guilt, sadness, and exhaustion. Learn how to cope with the unexpected role of caregiving and care receiving.