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Difficult choices can lead to the best care

By Brenda Diaz Making the decision to place a loved one in a community may be one of the hardest choices to face. However, it...
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Reasons why a person with dementia may want ‘to go home’

By Micha Shalev Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted  “I want to go home” is one of the most heartbreaking and confounding phrases people with dementia may...

How to recognize signs it’s time for placement in a specialty memory care facility...

Moving a family member into memory care facility is never an easy decision. However, there are some telltale signs that caregivers can look for in order to recognize when it’s time for assisted living:

Preserving dignity and quality of life for the Alzheimer’s sufferer

By Micha Shalev The concept of dignity is subjective and may have different meanings for each person. It is beneficial to have an understanding of...

Benefits of a continence care program for the memory impaired

By Micha Shalev Elderly incontinence represents a major challenge for the long-term care (LTC) industry. It negatively impacts seniors on many levels and has a...

Getting your parents to sit down and say ‘yes’

By Marianne Delorey I have been in elder care for over 25 years. I have studied the psychology and economics of aging. I know the...
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Ten common mistakes people make when selecting a long term care facility for a...

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Part one of two. Part two will be in the November issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. When families and...

What is short-term rehabilitation?

By Angela Penny Short-term rehabilitation facilities provide therapy for individuals recovering from a surgery, illness or accident. Generally, those needing short-term, in-patient rehabilitation may remain...

When a loved-one needs special care in a facility setting

By Micha Shalev An Alzheimer’s sufferer residing in a facility will likely depend on personnel to provide personal assistance. He or she may be able...

How to deal with agitation in the dementia sufferer

By Micha Shalev Dementia is not an inevitable consequence of aging, but the risk of dementia increases sharply with advancing age.  Its prevalence is expected...