By Pam Gennings, Executive Director Special Projects* Over the years I have talked to many family members who come home for the holidays and become concerned because they have noticed “changes” in their loved one or their circumstances. They are [...]
Home repair scammers are looking to make a quick buck; and unfortunately, older adults are most vulnerable. Learn how to protect yourself, or a loved one, from scammers.
The language area of the brain is impacted early in the Alzheimer’s disease process, but music touches a different part of the brain. Some individuals will respond to music when nothing else seems to reach them.
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another—or to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes." Often, our personal experiences bring this opportunity as well as teach us this important lesson.
George requested hospice chaplain visits for his wife only, but instead he made a connection with the chaplain. Their visits were a beautiful journey that led to George finding peace.
Oxford provides a variety of customized, quality-of-life services to help our clients continue to do the things they have always loved. Private duty services provide the help needed to remain independent at home.
If possible, be proactive and start a relaxed conversation with an elderly loved one about the possibility of receiving help at home. Practicing listening skills and spending time with your loved one can create opportunities for meaningful conversations and empower your loved one by having input in decisions regarding his/her care.
There is snow and ice on the ground and the groundhog saw his shadow. So although we may be dreaming of spring, winter weather is here for now. Slick streets and sidewalks are reminders to be careful—not just in the winter but at all times—of falling.
To this day, I will never forget the first and last time I rode with my 85-year-old father in law. The light was green as we approached a major intersection and all of a sudden he decided to slow down [...]