5 Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) can occur in people of all ages, including the elderly. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a UTI so that it can be diagnosed and treated promptly. Here are five common signs of a urinary tract infection: Frequent and Urgent Need to Urinate: An increased frequency of urination, […]

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5 Activities to Do with Your Elderly Loved One

There are many activities you can do with elderly loved ones at home to help keep them engaged, stimulated, and happy. Here are five activities you can consider: Arts and Crafts: Engaging in arts and crafts activities such as painting, drawing, or scrapbooking can be a fun and creative way to spend time with elderly […]

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Caring For Your Loved One

Caring for a loved one with Dementia is challenging, both emotionally and practically. As the disease progresses, someone with Dementia may experience memory loss, confusion, and changes in behavior. This can make it difficult to provide the right kind of care. Here are 5 suggestions of the best practices for caring for a loved one […]

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Common Misconceptions About Hospice

At Chester Street Residence in Royal Oak, Michigan, we are frequently asked about hospice services and who qualifies. There can be many misconceptions about hospice and the services they provide.  We are trying to address most common questions about hospice and attempting to help with these misconceptions, so you better understand the options for your […]

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Common Questions About Memory Care

Memory loss can be a challenging and difficult process. Individuals experiencing memory loss may find themselves feeling alone, isolated, and depressed. For those taking care of a loved one experiencing memory loss, there may be feelings of helplessness, guilt, or frustration. Please know these feelings are normal and you should not feel bad about having […]

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Fun Activities for Grandparents to Do with Grandchildren

Create memories that last a lifetime with your grandchildren by setting them up with skills they can use for the rest of their lives! Whether it’s having fun in the kitchen learning to cook or bake, digging in the garden and planting flowers, or playing card games around the table, get engaged and build a […]

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Time to Start Looking for Assisted Living? Here’s the Process

If you find yourself in the position of needing to find a long-term senior living and/or assisted living community for your loved one, we have documented the most important considerations in order to help guide your search so you can make an educated decision. Remember, it is completely normal to feel stress, anxiety, nervousness, hesitation […]

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Gift Ideas for Loved Ones with Memory Loss

Do you struggle with gift ideas for your loved one with memory loss issues? One great idea is to create a photo book. The book can have pictures related to a specific time period or experience in their life. It can also be random photos that include many past experiences and timelines in their life. […]

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To Move or Not To Move

For our whole lives, our relationship with our parents is based upon them giving us guidance and transitions to us seeking their advice as we grow into adults.  Fast forward a while and all of the sudden the roles are reversed.  Sometimes slowly over time or perhaps what feels like overnight, the adult child is […]

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