Taking a Stand: 6 Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors
We’ve all seen it, you know, the old commercial where a senior falls in her home and cries out that she’s fallen and can’t get up. So many recognize the commercial that today that line is practically a punch line. However, the reality is, falling is no laughing matter – especially for seniors. Did you know, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
20 percent of all falls cause serious injury, most often head injuries or hip fractures.
Each year, 2.8 million seniors receive emergency room treatment as a result of falls.
More than 800,00 seniors are hospitalize...
Mother’s Day: 5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate with Your Senior Mom
Mother’s Day is almost here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the important women in your life – for many, that means visiting a senior mom or grandmother being cared for at a skilled nursing facility. While your mother or grandmother will be glad to just spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your love and appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with a senior mom:
Treat her to a manicure: A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especia...
5 Early Signs It Might Be Time for Your Loved One to Transition to Memory Care
Whether your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or is just starting to show signs of memory loss, knowing when it’s time for memory care is never an easy choice. However, there are early signs you can look out for to make the optimal and most timely decision on transitioning your loved one to a memory care program. Here at The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton, we help families transition to memory care when ready. Below are some common early signs for you to consider:
#1 Unsafe and Unsound
One of the most common concerns family members have about a loved one living with Alzheimer...
The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton recently underwent its rigorous annual survey from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH). The Gardens received zero significant deficiencies and earned 4-star ratings in health inspection, quality measures and overall scoring categories.
Star ratings and state surveys are among the top indicators of excellence for nursing homes and an indicator of compliance with nursing care standards. These complex yearly inspections are unannounced and take place onsite at the facility over several days in order to thoroughly assess a wide range of facility practi...