Monthly Archives: October 2013

Speak Out Against Elder Abuse

October 31st, 2013 (No Comments)

October is National Residents’ Rights Month, a national effort to celebrate, honor, educate, and protect those living in long-term care homes and their families. The goal is to help not only the residents themselves but their families and communities recognize the rights of long-term care residents and learn how to speak up if they or […]


Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia – Senior Living

October 27th, 2013 (No Comments)

You and Your Aging Parent: A Family Guide to Emotional, Social, Health, and Financial Problems By Barbara Silverstone & Helen Kandel Hyman First published in 1976, You and Your Aging Parent is a classic–the first book to shed light on the challenging relationship between adult children and their aging parents, illuminating the emotional, health, and […]


Report Confirms Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis

October 17th, 2013 (No Comments)

Another Report Confirms Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis A new report released by Alzheimer’s Disease International found that between 2010 and 2050, the total number of seniors who require care will nearly triple from 101 to 277 million. The report estimates that half of those seniors will be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia.  Growing […]


National Memory Care Certification Proposal

October 13th, 2013 (No Comments)

 Proposal Pushes for National Memory Care Certification An independent proposal made last week, if accepted, could offer a new, optional certification for health care organizations that offer memory care services-a growing niche of senior housing that serves a population expected to triple by 2050, according to a recent report by Alzheimer’s Disease International. The proposal […]