Senior Living and Independence Beyond the Car Figuring out how and when to continue driving safely or deciding to “…leave the driving to us” is huge. While it’s a natural evolution to stop driving, it is often a challenge. However, the challenge can be more manageable than you may think. Here are some considerations in
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month As Certified Senior Advisors, one of our goals is to connect people to resources they may need. Several websites to review for education and resources during awareness month are listed below: Parkinson Foundation website found here. Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology In the Twin Cities we have the Struther’s Parkinsons Center
July Covid-19 Update Visiting your Loved One Since our update a month ago, things are beginning to open up. Outside visits began in June which have to be scheduled and socially distant with masks. As of Friday July 10, the MN Department of Health deemed that Essential Caregivers would be allowed in to
Here are some tips from expert Kathy Woods, the Manager of Driver Assessment and Training Services of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Services. Include the doctor, another family member or close friend as trusted confidants in having a conversation about driving safety; this may take the pressure off a spouse. Use this type of language: ‘Dad, I’m
When you are with your loved one this holiday season take note of various things. Has the person lost weight? Gained weight? How is their hygiene? Do they wear the same clothes day after day? What is in the frig? Is the food old and is there food that you would expect? Drive with them
We hear stories like these: Jan knew that her husband’s time was limited in how long he could do stairs and there was no way to remove that barrier with their home. There were TOO MANY of them. When he couldn’t do stairs or it was too risky, she knew placement needed to happen?
By Chris and Laurie Kemp, CSAs Choice Connections just celebrated 10 years in the Twin Cities. We have looked back at what has changed over that time. Now let’s look forward 10 years at what might change in the future. Regulation In May of 2019, Minnesota passed our first assisted living and memory care licensing