Caregiving Archives - Wesley Ridge Retirement Community

Characteristics of Parkinson’s Disease & Resources

What are the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease? Every year in the United States, an average of 60,000 people are affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Defined as a chronic and progressive brain disorder, nearly 1 million Americans and 10 million worldwide are living with this disease. While unfortunately, there is no cure currently for Parkinson’s Disease, proactively […]

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THE COST OF ASSISTED LIVING

WHAT GOES INTO THE PRICING OF ASSISTED LIVING IN REYNOLDSBURG? When choosing the right assisted living community for yourself or a loved one, there are many factors to consider. On the healthcare side, you’ll evaluate things like reputation and clinical expertise. On the logistics side, you’ll consider location, cost, amenities, etc. We know there is […]

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We Are Family

We are facing a difficult and scary time right now. Our lives have been flipped upside down, emotions are heightened and in more cases than not, fear has taken the front seat. While hard times surround us, we urge everyone to take a deeper look and to remember why we are here in the first […]

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Caregiving Tips for the Holidays

Help a Caregiver You Know Offer to help clean and cook, wrap presents, go shopping, or pick up the kids. If your family is caregiving, suggest a potluck holiday meal or secret Santa gift exchange to save time and money. The best gift you could give a caregiver is help. Give them the day off! […]

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November is National Family Caregiver Month

Recognized by President Clinton when he signed the first proclamation in 1997, National Family Caregiver’s Month has been proclaimed by an American President annually ever since. Many states and dozens of local municipalities have also proclaimed November, NFC Month. Day in and day out, more than 75 million family caregivers in this country fulfill a […]

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The Unexpected Costs of Caring for an Aging Parent

According to data collected by the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are over 66 million family caregivers in the United States. That translates to nearly 40 percent of the U.S. adult population…a stunning statistic. This number includes people who are caring for the sick or disabled, but the majority of these caregivers are assisting an elderly […]

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Traveling With Your Aging Parents

With so many of us living with and caring for our parents, we are constantly searching for ways to incorporate that care into our daily lives…and our vacations. Remember back when our travel plans required that we consider feedings, strollers, diaper changing, and playgrounds? Now, we are considering walkers, oxygen tanks, hydration, and benches for […]

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4 Tips for Talking to Parents About Assisted Living

As your parents age, there may come a time when they are not able to live as independently as before, whether because of a chronic illness, injury, or decline in general health. As an adult-child of an aging parent, it may fall upon you to begin the conversation about a move to a retirement community […]

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