Senior Lifestyle Update

January 2012

Read how adult children can help their aging parents. This article originally appeared in the Magic Valley Times-News.

 

January 2012
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Senior Lifestyle Update

Below is a question and answer section that is featured in the Times News, enjoy this week’s question.

 

Question:

Two of our family’s oldest members will be joining us for Christmas. We want them to feel special and included in every way. Do you have any ideas for us?

 

Answer:

Memories are a huge part of the holidays. Even older adults who have trouble recalling what happened last week, or even earlier today, may vividly recall holiday gatherings of the distant past! Encourage them ...

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Reports outline nursing facilities’ flaws – from minute to life-threatening

featured in the Times-News on June 16, 2011
By Ben Botkin – Times-News writer

When Janice Stover was living at BridgeView Estates in Twin Falls, a staffer dropped by her room with a pill, telling her to take it for GERD.

Stover, 74, didn’t have the stomach ailment. In fact, she came to the nursing facility in January for a two-month stay after shattering her femur in a fall. She’s since ...

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