March is Social Worker Month

Elder Care Social Worker Information Twin Cities MN March is Social Worker Month “All People Matter” is the theme that The National Association of Social Workers is promoting for March which is Social Workers month. The American social work profession has a history of 116-years committed to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone.  Social workers across the globe believe […] Continue reading →

Common Vitamin Deficiencies in Seniors

Elder Care Housing Choices Twin Cities MN Common Vitamin Deficiencies in Seniors written by Valerie Michel Buck It’s a common fact that most American do not eat a well balance diet and that fact is ever more widespread in seniors. Mild vitamin deficiencies are common amongst senior and can cause Anemia, cognitive impairment, and increased propensity for developing infections, and poor wound healing […] Continue reading →

Recommended Reading: How We Age

Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of MN How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old by Marc Agronin A young doctor’s reflections on his experiences as a nursing-home psychiatrist—and the remarkable stories of vitality, connection, and growth that transformed his view of aging In the tradition of Atul Gawande and Sherwin […] Continue reading →

Increase Your Chances of Avoiding a Heart Attack: Advice for your loved one in Assisted Living

Elder Care Heart Health Education Twin Cities MN Increase Your Chances of Avoiding a Heart Attack: Advice for your loved one in Assisted Living Last month, a report by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommended extending statin drugs to a wider pool of people to prevent heart attacks as well as strokes. Previously, a high cholesterol level was the […] Continue reading →

“Another Country” Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

Elder Health Care Education Recommended Reading Book Twin Cities MN “Another Country” Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of Minnesota “Another Country” by Mary Pipher Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders Mary Pipher, author of the bestselling and groundbreaking Reviving Ophelia, which charts the troubled passage of girls into adolescence, has nimbly covered yet another psychological passage: that into […] Continue reading →

The Truth about Seniors and Romance

Senior Citizens Elderly Romance Love Care Facilities Twin Cities MN The Truth about Seniors and Romance by Anthony Cirillo guest contributor to Caring.com There is a tendency toward age bias in our society. Typical stereotypes are that seniors are “slow” or have poor memory, for example. There are also misconceptions surrounding Seniors and romance.  Lets examine a few of them. Misconception: When you’re old, relationships are […] Continue reading →

Assisted Living

Senior Elderly Assisted Living Facilities Twin Cities MN In Minnesota, assisted living varies from a three bedroom luxury apartment with full kitchen and multiple baths, to an efficiency apartment with a partial kitchen and half bath.  To be considered “Assisted Living” in Minnesota the minimum requirements are: 2 meals a day. Weekly housekeeping and laundry service. Assistance with 3 or more of the […] Continue reading →

Alzheimer’s & Memory Care

Alzheimers Memory Care Facility Options Information Twin Cities MN There are various settings for Memory care today.  Many Assisted Living communities have a secure area for those that need a higher level of staff assistance and are at risk of wandering.  There are also sites today that require a dementia diagnosis for their residents. Staff to resident ratios is higher in memory care settings […] Continue reading →