Lost Items and Accusations

Lost Items and Accusations: If suspicious or accusing behavior has begun because the same items keep getting lost, try keeping several on hand (for instance, two black wallets with the same information in them, three blue toothbrushes, spare glasses and favorite shirts). Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Bathing Options

Bathing Options: Provide options during bathing time. Make sure they like the temperature of the room and water. Give them a washcloth to use and provide privacy as their ability allows. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Improving Communication

Improving Communication: Repetitive behavior is used in most cases to look for comfort and security. Though harmless, they can make communication difficult. Try to find the reason behind the repetition and approach that instead of the repetition itself. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Is Your Family in Denial about the Care a Loved One Needs?

When it became clear that in-home care wasn’t meeting Louise’s needs, her sons were still hesitant to take the next step and place her in a memory care unit. Learn how Senior Transitions helped them find a solution everyone was comfortable with, before it was too late.

Communication Tip: Questions to Answers

Communication Tip: Turn your questions into answers for them. Instead of, “Do you need to go to the bathroom?” say, “The bathroom is right over there. I can walk with you.” Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.