As autumn begins in Michigan, we are again preparing for flu season. Every year about this time we begin receiving questions from our residents and their families about the influenza vaccine.
National Grandparents’ Day takes place each year in early September. This year the date to celebrate the wisdom and devotion grandparents provide is September 7. If you are trying to organize an intergenerational event for your family, here are a few ideas you might find to be of interest.
Family caregivers who are exploring options for assisted living in the state of Michigan are sometimes confused about the costs and how they will pay for their aging loved one's care.
With the days of summer drawing to a close, many Michigan parents are preparing for their children to return to school. Shifting from the relaxed days of summer to the hustle of a busy school year isn’t easy.
For many Michigan caregivers, late summer into fall is a favorite time of year. But when the loved one you provide care for lives with Alzheimer’s disease, finding activities that you can enjoy together might present a challenge.
As summer events draw more people outdoors, health experts warn Michigan caregivers to be on guard for ticks and mosquitoes. Older adults and those living with chronic illnesses are especially at risk because they typically have weaker immune systems. It is especially true of their risk for contracting the West Nile Virus.
15 days – they usually fly by, but not when you’re waiting to get test results. My husband had thyroid surgery and we were told we should have the results in a couple of days. Why was it taking so long? Every time the phone rang we couldn’t help but wonder if it was going to be “the call” we were waiting for. Just over two weeks later, we finally received the results…
When a Michigan senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, the entire family is impacted. Managing a loved one’s dementia at home can be an around the clock challenge.
The physical exercise of pulling weeds, watering containers, and digging in the dirt can improve and maintain joint health. It does more than that, too.
For many Michigan families, summertime means a road trip time! Whether you're traveling across Michigan or across the country, getting there really can be fun if you plan wisely.