Archive for January 22, 2015

GPS Shoes May Keep Dementia Patients Safe

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Assisted living cost, Local nursing homes, Senior housing cecil county

Assisted living facilities
Tragedy struck an Ohio nursing home earlier this week, when a resident who had been diagnosed with dementia wandered outside sometime overnight and died of exposure. Martha Jensdrix was found in the parking lot at 7:30 the next morning, when it was too late to help her. Family members say that the staff of the nursing home was aware of her condition when she moved in, and many people are wondering how no one noticed that she was gone. While an internal investigation is underway at the nursing home, technology is stepping up to try to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again in other nursing homes.
Two separate companies have developed a way to track a person’s movements via their shoes, an ability that could save the lives of countless Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, as well as giving the

Three Things to Keep in Mind as You Search for Memory Care Options

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Dedicated senior care, Options for elderly living, Seniors living independently

Protecting seniors with behavorial care
When most people think about their senior care options, they often think of factors that don’t always deal with medical care. From the accommodations at an assisted living home to the activities in a community, these are often the aspects of senior living that are prioritized when assessing a facility. However, some seniors require their elder care to go beyond their room and board, especially if they’re looking for senior living options that specialize in treating dementia and Alzheimer’s.
People who are seeking assisted living communities with memory care have several things