Preparing For Your Own Long-Term Care

You’re likely here because you have a family member or loved one who needs, or perhaps already has, some form of long-term care. If your loved one has recently transitioned into life with an in-home caretaker or at a facility, the planning and budgeting necessary for their senior care and well-being is likely still [...]

By |2018-09-28T14:38:37+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: , |

Specialized Senior Care For Dementia

While not a disease in and of itself, dementia is an overall term used to describe a group of symptoms associated with a decline in cognitive ability. Dementia can affect an individual’s memory or thinking skills enough to impact their ability to perform daily activities. Symptoms of dementia can vary greatly from one person [...]

By |2018-09-19T10:51:48+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Specialized Care|Tags: , , , |

Specialized Parkinson’s Disease Care With 1776

Getting the news that a loved one has Parkinson’s disease can be life altering. Yet after the diagnosis, there is much to be done – not the least of which is determining the best care. Because Parkinson’s affects the body’s nervous system, typical senior care isn’t usually a fit. That doesn’t mean, however, that [...]

By |2018-09-06T15:04:41+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Specialized Care|

Specialized Senior Care At 1776 For Alzheimer’s Patients

Seniors living with Alzheimer’s face special challenges, beyond the typical obstacles that come with aging. There are many factors to consider when determining the best type of care, but in many instances, familiar surroundings provide the most ease and reassurance for both those with Alzheimer’s and for their family members. Home care is typically [...]

By |2018-08-29T18:35:56+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Specialized Care|Tags: , |

What is Senior Co-Housing and is it an Option for You?

A new trend is emerging in senior housing and gaining in popularity. Co-housing is a relatively new concept in the United States, with increasing popularity amongst aging adults who seek to live in a community with enhanced social interaction with others. In these unique communities, baby boomers and older adults share the property, living [...]

By |2018-08-08T17:18:07+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Care Transitions|

6 Crucial Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer means more time outdoors and in the sun. While this is often an enjoyable time with friends, family and activities, the heat and sun can be dangerous if precautions aren’t taken – particularly for seniors. Every day, your body works to maintain its normal temperature, but excessive heat pushes the body to work [...]

By |2018-08-03T11:20:56+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|

The Rising Cost of Caregiving

The cost of caregiving for an aging senior is increasing each year – and with an aging population that’s now living longer, many are unprepared for the cost. Of seniors aged 65 and older, 70% will eventually need long-term care in some form. The question then becomes, “how will this care be paid for?” [...]

By |2018-07-25T15:08:35+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

20 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility Before Moving an Aging Parent

Making the decision to move a parent to an assisted living facility is not an easy one and can often be filled with anxiety and doubt. Even if everyone has determined it’s the best situation, ensuring you find the right fit for a loved one, while simultaneously making all the changes that go along [...]

By |2018-07-17T12:09:31+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Care Transitions|

Where Should You Move Your Aging Parent?

Is it time for assisted living or independent living? Picture it. Your parent is advancing in years and you’re thinking, “I’d like to move them to a facility where I know they’ll be cared for. This is going to be great for them, great for my peace of mind and it’s a win-win all [...]

By |2018-07-11T13:57:06+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Care Transitions|

5 Big Technologies Improving Senior Care

Although seniors may not have grown up with certain technologies (like their grandkids) or adopted it later in life (like their children), there are nonetheless technologies improving senior care all the time for a better overall experience. Not only that, technology has made it easier for family members to stay connected and for caregivers [...]

By |2018-06-27T18:14:12+00:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|