Finding Your Seat, Finding Your Way
Moving to an assisted living community, particularly as a single person, can feel reminiscent of the high school cafeteria at your new school. Where do I sit? Who do I talk to? Is there a friendly welcoming face in this crowd? Who will teach me the ropes?
"I'm Not Really Hungry"
The last time you were visiting Mom, did you happen to look in her refrigerator or cupboards? Did they contain the foods you remember when you were growing up? Were there fresh items, dairy products such as milk with current expiration dates? Was there some nutritional balance in the assortment of foods?
How do we make one of the most unsafe areas in the home more elderly friendly and safe? We are talking about the bathroom. The bathroom presents many opportunities for falling, leading to an increased risk of injury. What safety precautions can you put in place to decrease the possibility of a fall?