Why Inpatient Rehabilitation is the Best Option for Seniors

Why Inpatient Rehabilitation is the Best Option for Seniors

John knew that his dad was only one hip fracture away from needing full time senior care services. At 80, John Sr is frail and shows some signs of cognitive decline. Yet it doesn’t stop him from doing his own shopping, housework and even sweeping the leaves off his front steps. John Jr has wanted… read more


Importance of Flu Shots and Other Inoculations for Seniors

Importance of Flu Shots and Other Inoculations for Seniors

It is that time of year again when people start getting colds and flu symptoms. Angie knows her coworkers will be spreading these illnesses around the office. Caring for her senior mother at home, Angie must be diligent about not getting sick or exposing her mother to germs. To prevent the flu, Angie will be… read more


Best Life: Supporting Individuals with Dementia for a Rich and Rewarding Life

Best Life Training. Seventeen GH staff members participated in this intensive, Part 1, 3-day seminar. Americans are living longer and generally healthier lives due to advances in medicine, healthcare and a clearer understanding of the connection between nutrition and exercise. We are also becoming more familiar with the neurocognitive disorder called dementia that can accompany… read more


Caregiver’s Sleep Deprivation Affects Health

Caregiver’s Sleep Deprivation Affects Health

Cara is exhausted. She is the primary caregiver for her mother with dementia who lives with her. While at work Cara has home care for her mom but the nights are difficult. Her mom wakes multiple times and starts to wander about the house. Cara hasn’t felt this tired since she had a newborn. At… read more


Green House® Homes: Living for Revolutionary Long-Term Care

Green House® Homes: Living for Revolutionary Long-Term Care

  Betty has always been a courageous person. She was the first in her family to go to college. She raised three children on her own working long hours. She is very independent, involved in her community and enjoys close friendships. Yet, at 82 years of age Betty has one great fear. She is afraid… read more


Reducing Risk of Falls Creates Confidence for Seniors

Reducing Risk of Falls Creates Confidence for Seniors

  “Agnes had a bad fall. She got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and tripped on the floor mat,” my mother explained. “Her daughter found her a long time later and an ambulance took her to the hospital. I don’t know when they will let her go home.” Mom… read more


The Cardiac Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

The Cardiac Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle

  Betty’s family was never the type that went to the gym or ran in marathons. As a kid, she played outdoors with her family, worked in the garden and enjoyed evening walks around the neighborhood. Her parents used to dance – both out on the town and around the house. Now at age 60,… read more


Reducing Clutter is an Important Part of a Long-Term Planning

Reducing Clutter is an Important Part of a Long-Term Planning

  Every time Julie brings the kids to visit her parents it seems that the house that she grew up in gets smaller and smaller. Dad and Mom are incredibly active seniors, only in their mid 70’s and healthy but they never throw anything out. Every room of the house is filled with memorabilia from… read more


Downsizing Belongings for the Move to a Senior Living Community

Downsizing Belongings for the Move to a Senior Living Community

Becky knows that her parents should be planning to relocate to a senior living community. Their house takes a lot of physical and financial resources to maintain. She worries about the yard work, snow removal and the two flights of stairs. While her Mom and Dad agree that they should move, they are frightened by… read more


Healthy Aging for Women

Healthy Aging for Women

In 1866, thirteen Newark women founded The Society for Relief of the Respectable Aged Women, known now as Green Hill Senior Living. The nonprofit began as a home for the thirteen widowed and unmarried women, where they would share companionship and assistance with their daily living tasks. In 1866, average life expectancy for Caucasian women… read more