caregivers

When Caregivers Also Need to Take Care

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Caring for our families comes naturally. So, it’s no surprise to note that about 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50+ in the last year, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. “It’s wonderful to care for someone who once cared for you. But, caregivers should also know the challenges of caregiving,…

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Seniors Need Good Nutrition: Here’s How to Encourage a Healthy Appetite

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Loss of appetite is a common complaint among the elderly. Often, a combination of medical and pharmacological issues causes seniors to lose interest in eating the foods they once loved, and that can lead to their skipping meals. Skipping meals can lead to unintentional weight loss, which increases risk for fractures, pressure wounds, infections, and…

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The Witherell Hosts Dementia Information Sessions

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Two workshops to be held at 6:30 pm on May 16 and June 20 The statistics are staggering—5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s (the most common form of dementia) and by 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. And for those caring for loved…

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Starting a New Chapter: How to Successfully Transition to Skilled Nursing

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When a loved one moves from home to a skilled nursing facility, a new chapter begins. Like any change, navigating a successful transition takes time and effort. At The Nathaniel Witherell, helping ease those transitions is Justine Vaccaro, LMSW, who serves as our director of social work. Just like the first day of school for…

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Deciding on Skilled Nursing Care? Make Peace of Mind Your #1 Criterion

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Deciding to move a family member into a skilled nursing facility can be emotionally trying. Adult children can feel guilty about not being able to care for their parents at home, or they fear their parents won’t be cared for properly. Financial considerations also complicate matters, particularly when children worry their parents’ assets won’t cover…

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