It is with great pleasure we get to announce to you that Weatherly Inn Tacoma has it's new General Manager, Andrea Peterson! She may have a new title, but she's certainly not new to the Weatherly Inn family. Let's get to know Andrea a little better!
As our family members get older, we do our best to help them continue a comfortable life. You might stop by your parents’ house once a week to bring their garbage bin to the road, or pass by your grandparents’ to bring in their mail. Regardless of the scenario, when your family asks for help, you want to be there. But what happens when you can’t provide the level of care they need? For most people, it means considering professional senior care.
Choosing the right care community for your loved one can be a long process. There are many different areas to compare between communities, and you want to make sure wherever you decide is a perfect fit. To be confident in your decision, you can do your best to find assisted living that offers all of the core amenities every modern establishment should have.
Finding out that your loved one has Alzheimer's disease or a form of dementia is news no one wants to receive. It’s a heartbreaking experience to watch memories and everyday motor functions fade. On top of progressive memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia often lead to personality changes and drastic mood changes that affect the relationship between caregivers and family members.
If we've learned anything in 2020, it's that our older family members are meant to be treasured. We know it can be extra-challenging to be a senior caregiver during the holiday season, especially if your loved one suffers from a cognitive disease like Alzheimer's Disease (AD) or dementia.
The holidays are always a special time. This year, as we're learning to navigate the uncharted waters, the holidays feel especially poignant. It's a time to cherish our elderly family and make some memories that our youngest can remember years from now.
The holidays can be stressful for family caregivers during an ordinary year. This year, our holidays will look a bit different. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't enjoy ourselves and spend meaningful time with our senior loved ones.
Wandering is dangerous. And it's common among seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. The Alzheimer's Association says six in ten dementia patients will wander.
Dementia is a progressive cognitive disease. In the early stages, it might seem easy to manage, but as time goes on, behavior changes, disorientation and inconsistent sleep patterns can start to affect your loved one’s quality of life. They’ll need a strict daily routine and qualified health care professionals to stay safe, healthy and happy. This is when most families start looking for full-time care in an assisted living or memory care community.
By the end of this guide, you’ll learn how to:
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