The holidays can be a time of joy but also a time when adult children see changes in their aging parents that concern them. In a recent Northland’s NewsCenter story, Rita Walker, Memory Care Director at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth, says calls about assisted living increase this time of the year as families visiting relatives
Long-term care is not what it used to be. There are many more options and therefore more complex choices to make. Plus, there’s the challenge of increasing costs. A recent Today Show segment tees up some of the issues facing the nearly 70 percent of Americans who will need long term care and offers some
Ecumen Bethany Community Adult Day Services in Alexandria, Minn., created a luscious Winter Wonderland Village to celebrate the holidays. The buildings are constructed completely with delicate royal icing. Day Service clients worked with staff and used candies, cookies, goldfish crackers and many other colorful accents to create a village for all to enjoy.
Did you miss last week's most-read Changing Aging blog posts? Ecumen's online visitors found these articles most interesting: Top 10 Gifts for Seniors: Ecumen Staff Offers Advice We recently polled staff at several Ecumen communities for their advice on holiday gift-giving for seniors, particularly those who are in assisted living or care centers. Here are