Vista Prairie Communities will join in celebrating National Assisted Living Week (NALW) 2018 from Sunday, September 9 through Saturday, September 15. Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors.
Did you know? August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day. This day was created to honor and show appreciation to the seniors in our lives. It gives us a chance to celebrate their achievements and express the value they hold in our lives.
Life is stressful, even without working two jobs. Imagine juggling the responsibilities of working outside the home while caring for an elderly loved one at home. Now, imagine if your company did not make any accommodations for you to feel like you could do both jobs to the best of your abilities. This is a far more common situation than people realize.
Sundowning. Mood changes. Bath wars. When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, everyone—caregivers and family members—feels the impact of the disease. Why do they do what they do? And what can you do about it? Understanding why certain behaviors happen—and how best to approach the situation—will relieve frustration all-around. Education is key. Continue reading “Free Lunch & Learn Dementia Education Programs Offered at Vista Prairie this Spring” »
Winter is here, and so is the dreadful cold and flu season. Getting a cold or the flu is an unpleasant experience for everyone, but especially effects seniors who may be highly susceptible to illness. Education and preventative measures are key to staying happy and healthy this winter season.