Every second of every day an older adult falls.
One out of five of these falls has serious repercussions such as broken bones or a head injury.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults age 65 and older.
These statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are staggering – and come at a great cost. Falls rob older Americans of their safety and independence. Annual medical costs to treat older adult falls exceed $31 billion.
Yet, there is reason to be hopeful. While falls may be the leading cause of injury and death among older Americans, they are not inevitable. In fact, you can take action right away to help reduce your chances of falling. Here are some tips:Read the full story here
Are you sitting down? I’ve got some bad news. We’re all going to die.
Yes, we all know we’re mortal. Yet somehow, most of us would rather talk about almost anything aside from death and dying – especially the more emotional aspects of the topic.
“We seem to be okay discussing the practical matters associated with death,” says Cory Shaw, executive director of Weinstein Hospice. “We plan meticulously with estate lawyers and financial planners, but why aren’t we talking with our own families to help guide decisions about what matters most to us as we approach the end of life?” Read the full story here
It happened. You realize your mom, dad or another loved one is no longer fully independent. The reasons are numerous: They are not keeping up with their medication. They may have given up their car keys and aren’t able to run errands and get to appointments. They may have more trouble cooking, bathing or dressing on their own. Perhaps they just need extra help after rehab or a hospital stay.
Where do you turn? What is the best way to find a reliable person with the right skills to thoughtfully tend to your loved one.
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In recognition of The Longest Day, make sure to check out the April 2018 London Family AgeSmart Lecture featuring memory care expert, Dr. John Zeisel, Ph.D., author of I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care and founder of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care.
Watch the Q&A with Dr. Zeisel that followed the Lecture by clicking here.
Our $2.5 million renovation is complete! Read about our Grand Re-Opening event held on June 4, 2017 in The Atlanta Jewish Times
Our brand new open-concept dining room has floor to ceiling windows on three sides that overlooks a southern-style covered porch with overhead fans and comfortable rockers. The new patio located just outside the dining room features shady outdoor seating with umbrella tables that are perfect for outdoor dining and activities.
Our front parlor has been transformed into a comfortably modern seating area where residents enjoy morning exercise, musical entertainment and visits with friends and family. Stately new front doors, a new porte cochere and updated entry furnishings make a very welcoming first impression of our home.
Our brand new Pathways Neighborhood Great Room features a farmhouse style table for enjoying meals and activities together. One side of the room offers a comfortable living room area with plenty of accessible seating to watch favorite movies or the latest news. The other side of the room features a sunroom and activity area. The additional floor-to-ceiling windows in this area overlook a spectacular new garden with raised flowerbeds and a winding path with benches for morning or afternoon strolls.
For more information on our new living spaces, schedule a personal visit today.