5 things to make the holidays brighter for seniors

5 things to make the holidays brighter for seniors

When many of us think of the holidays, we think of festivities, food and fellowship. We imagine turkey coming out of the oven, the warmth of fireplaces and family, and time away from work to recharge for the new year. But for some seniors, the holidays can be a difficult – even depressing – time. According to recent data from … Read More

Three questions to ask when seniors struggle with memory

There are so many challenges that come with taking care of elderly parents. One of the most difficult ones can be making decisions for parents who are no longer mentally capable of making decisions for themselves. Many people have difficulties dealing with stubborn parents, but when parents are struggling with dementia or Alzheimer’s, problems can be amplified. The confusion that … Read More

Is assisted living better than in-home care?

in-home care or assisted living

There are a number of factors to consider, and the two can’t be truly measured in an apples-to-apples comparison. But we’ll take a look below at some of the things you’ll want to think about is finding the answer that works for you.

When is the right time for assisted living?

When is the right time for assisted living?

There’s no perfect answer, but here are a few things to consider: Better to be early than late If you’re thinking of having a talk with your parents about the right time for assisted living — or if you’re considering assisted living for yourself — the time to start the discussion is now.  Take tours of several facilities in your … Read More

Items to consider when exploring assisted living facilities

assisted living facilities

There are many things to think about when considering assisted living facilities. These are some of the top five topics you should discuss. Availability  More than a million Americans living in an assisted living community. As our population ages, that number is expected to continue to increase. In 2011, there were 5.7 million Americans over the age of 85. By … Read More

Senior diet remains important part of lifestyle

senior diet

When it comes to eating broccoli, many seniors can be a lot like the toddlers you have to use the “here comes the airplane” trick on. And even still, they may close their mouths tightly and turn their heads in defiance. Healthy senior diet helps fight chronic diseases We know that a healthy senior diet can be one of the … Read More

Tips to consider when researching assisted living

They’re your parents. You’ve looked up to them your whole life. They’ve given you nourishment, guidance, discipline, advice. They’ve always been there with answers. And now they need your help. It can happen quickly. One day you go for a visit or have a phone conversation and you notice that one or both of your parents is forgetting things or … Read More

How can technology help memory and emotions with seniors?

Remember when the most technologically advanced thing you had to do was program your VCR?  That wasn’t so long ago. But today, we live in a world filled with (and dependent upon) gadgets and gizmos. They can be difficult to understand, but ultimately beneficial when it comes to staying in touch with family, expanding horizons and possibly even improving mental … Read More

Visiting residents in assisted living facilities have many benefits

There are many things – from nutrition to medication – that we do at Savanna House to improve the lives of our residents. But there’s one thing the family and friends of residents can do to have a lasting impact on their health and happiness: Come for a visit. Even in an already caring, exciting environment like ours, residents can … Read More

When should you consider memory care services?

Losing keys. Forgetting names. Getting confused about times or places. When your loved one’s memory starts to fail, it can be frustrating for them and for you. If the problem is continually getting worse, it may be time to discuss assisted living and memory care services. At Savanna House, we believe deeply in providing personalized care for each of our … Read More