Entries by LuMarie Cordeiro

6 Questions to ask a Senior Advisor/Placement Specialist

Are you considering using the services of an Assisted Living Referral or Placement service like Compass Senior Solutions? Finding the right assisted living for a loved one can be a long and emotionally draining process. Whether you’re just beginning your search for senior care options or narrowing down your top choices, reach out to Compass […]

Tips for traveling with elderly parents

 Summer time is upon us! For those who know, traveling with an older loved one can be very challenging and requires tons of patience. When traveling with elderly loved ones, detailed planning can create a more enjoyable travel experience. Below are some tips to keep in mind when traveling by air, land, or water. Before making […]

15 Home Safety Tips for Care Givers of a Dementia Sufferer

15 Home Safety Tips for Care Givers of a Dementia Sufferer Dementia is a brain disorder that causes behavioral changes and changes in mental cognition for those living with the disease. Those living with dementia, a debilitating disease that includes the more readily recognized term Alzheimer’s disease, tend to lose the ability to remember names, […]

How Adult Daycare Saved My Family

 How Adult Daycare Saved My Family   Last week I received a letter from a young lady in North Carolina that I’ve never met, thanking me for advice that I didn’t know I’d given her. The author, a teenage girl, felt she’d “lost” her mother to caring for her grandma who has dementia. I’ve retyped […]

Exercises to Improve Balance in Seniors

Falling is the most common cause of accidental injury for adults aged 65 or older and can be the cause of functional decline, social withdrawal, anxiety and depression. For older adults who are anxious to maintain their independence and stay physically and socially active, that’s hard news to hear. One way to take control of […]

Easy & Fun Activities for Seniors

  There are many easy and fun activities meant for helping seniors with dementia gain more control over their lives. All it takes is patience and interaction, for the sessions to be successful and yield results. Seniors with dementia still retain and maintain a level of concentration which helps them to perform basic daily activities […]

Art Therapy for Senior Citizens

  Stimulating our seniors’ minds is one of the best ways to prevent dementia and improving their quality of life is art therapy. The article below is beautifully written by an artist who started up their own art class for seniors and it is benefiting their community tremendously.   For more information on the article, […]

When is it time to begin looking for Assisted Living?

  Maybe you’ve noticed how your mom is not as active or social as she used to be. Perhaps dad has been forgetting to take his medication. Or maybe you opened your loved one’s refrigerator and found little to no food. Often, those you love may not realize they need more care than they can […]