How to Spot Age-Related Hearing Loss

By |2019-02-11T19:38:38+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

How to Spot Age-Related Hearing Loss Maybe Dad insists that Mom is always mumbling, or Mom frets she can’t understand her grandchildren. Does Dad avoid going places with a lot of noise because he can’t hear conversations? Perhaps when you visit, the TV volume is turned so high you can’t hear yourself think, but [...]

UWM Students Take Up Residence at Luther Manor

By |2019-03-21T20:00:54+00:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Students Take Up Residence at Luther Manor Through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Student Artist in Residence (SAIR) program, art students live at senior living communities, including Luther Manor, rent-free in exchange for providing workshops and life enrichment opportunities for the residents. This innovative experience provides an immersive, intergenerational learning experience for [...]

Do Not Resuscitate: What You Need To Know

By |2019-02-06T16:12:46+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Do Not Resuscitate: What You Need To Know If your loved one is near the end of her life or has an illness that will not improve, she can choose whether or not she wants cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in an emergency. This is a decision that needs to be made and documented ahead of [...]

Seeing Clearly: Older Adults & Vision Loss

By |2019-02-11T19:26:19+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Seeing Clearly: Older Adults & Vision Loss Approximately one in three people have some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the time they reach the age of 65. This vision change can manifest in more than one form. Common concerns include blurred vision, floaters or flashes in the field of vision, dry eyes or [...]

The 9 Best Online Resources for Older Adults

By |2018-10-12T20:02:32+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The 9 Best Online Resources for Older Adults There’s such a large amount of information available on the web and so much of it isn’t reliable - it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re looking for useful information! To help save you time, we’ve rounded up nine of the best online resources for older [...]

What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing?

By |2019-01-15T20:19:00+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

What's the Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing? It can be painfully apparent when a parent needs long-term care. Perhaps her doctor told her she is no longer safe to live alone, or perhaps you have been the primary caregiver but now her care needs have outstripped your abilities. Your next task is [...]

The “Alphabet Soup” of Senior Living: What Do All the Acronyms Mean?

By |2018-10-02T21:10:30+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The "Alphabet Soup" of Senior Living: What Do All the Acronyms Mean? When you’re researching senior living, you quickly discover there is a whole world of information you didn’t know! And, it’s usually hard to understand while also being very important to know. One of the most common causes for confusion is all of [...]

Long-Term Care and Planning for the Future: What You Need to Know

By |2018-10-23T18:50:48+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Long-Term Care and Planning for the Future: What You Need to Know Guest post by June Duncan With each passing year, you are more likely to need long-term care, whether via a caregiver, home health aide, skilled nursing care, or assisted living. In the same way that you wouldn’t wait until a fire happens [...]

Choosing A Quality Hospice Provider

By |2018-11-21T22:22:59+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Choosing A Quality Hospice Provider When a loved one is terminally ill and is in pain, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Hospice provides extensive care to help alleviate pain by utilizing an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and trained volunteers that address symptom control, pain management, and emotional [...]

What’s the Difference Between In-Home Care and Assisted Living?

By |2018-11-26T15:14:20+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

What's the Difference Between In-Home Care and Assisted Living? When Mom needs help with one or more of the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing herself, transferring (getting out of bed or a chair), using the toilet, eating, or walking, it’s time to consider how this help will be provided. Often, [...]