The Department of Veteran Affairs reports that there are an estimated $33 million in unclaimed veteran benefits dating back to as early as the first World War. Over two-thirds, or 13 million, of all veterans, are age 55 or older; however, only 5% of senior veterans utilize their benefits.
With nearly 50% of people diagnosed with arthritis being 65 years or older, the condition is an increasing pain point amongst the demographic. If you are the caregiver of a senior managing arthritis, you may be looking for ways to reduce their symptoms or alleviate pain.
While palliative care is becoming a more sought out care option selected by millions of Americans every year, a large portion of the public may still be unaware of what these services are. In some ways, palliative care is a similar solution to hospice care, but the main difference is the altered approach behind it.
Caring for a parent or loved one shows your love and compassion, but can the development of caregiver burnout. Caregiver burnout can begin as a caregiver focuses all their attention on a loved one, but neglects their wants and needs.
While researchers are hard at work searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, they are also always seeking to understand the disease better. The Pavilion Senior Living previously shared a blog that discussed the history of Alzheimer’s disease. Now we want to highlight recent Alzheimer’s disease research and breakthroughs that bring hope for the future!
Technology has come a long way and has pushed senior care and the senior living space from generic nursing homes to beautiful, welcoming communities. As technology evolves, senior living communities have changed with it. Communities have adapted to make their locations more connected, safer, and overall give a better living experience.
If your loved one is moving into a senior living community, then you likely have a few questions and concerns. One of those concerns may be about the senior dining services that senior living communities provide. If you have concerns or any reservations about dining at The Pavilion Senior Living, we are here to help!
When you and your loved one are searching for an ideal senior living community, it can be challenging to find one that is worth your money. Many senior living communities advertise a variety of high-end amenities, professional staff, or other appealing offerings to convince you that they are worth living at. Oftentimes, these claims are exaggerated or even entirely false, so it is essential to know which of these offerings are important to your loved one.
While accompanying your loved one to a doctor’s appointment may not seem like a challenging task, it can be difficult at times. Although it’s not easy to keep up with everything that your loved one requires for their appointments, helping the senior in your life makes a world of difference for them. Because your loved one may struggle with appointments, having a helping hand not only makes it easier on them, but it allows you to make a meaningful difference in their life. The National Institute of Aging agrees with us on this topic, going to the doctor with your loved one can help immensely!
For many, spring cleaning can carry a negative connotation because it requires a lot of hard work and time to complete. As seniors age, cleaning the home can become more challenging for a loved one. Having a family member to help through this process can make a world of difference!
The senior in your life will be grateful at the idea of not having to tackle this project alone, but also find that it is more convenient, and less stressful with someone else around. The Pavilion Senior Living wants to share seven tips that you and your loved one can use to help make spring cleaning easier this year!