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The Senior Caregiver talks about the joys and, at times, challenges of senior caregiving. Subscribe to hear monthly about how to care for aging loved ones and ourselves. Advice includes topics related to Alzheimer’s, caregiver burnout and more.

The Senior Caregiver Podcast Sunrise Senior Living

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The Senior Caregiver talks about the joys and, at times, challenges of senior caregiving. Subscribe to hear monthly about how to care for aging loved ones and ourselves. Advice includes topics related to Alzheimer’s, caregiver burnout and more.

    Episode 8: Senior Friendly Design Part II – Customizing your Senior Living Residence

    Episode 8: Senior Friendly Design Part II – Customizing your Senior Living Residence

    In this episode of The Senior Caregiver, we are once again joined by Andrea Owensby, Vice President of Design. We will provide listeners with tips on tailoring your senior living space based on your personal needs. This includes how to personalize your bedroom and living areas with pictures and memories of loved ones, and how to use a variety of textures and materials, particularly for seniors who are experiencing limited vision or memory loss. We will also discuss innovations in senior friendly design and technology.

    • 23 min
    Episode 7: Senior Friendly Design Part I – Retrofitting Your Home for Old Age

    Episode 7: Senior Friendly Design Part I – Retrofitting Your Home for Old Age

    In this episode of The Senior Caregiver, we are joined by Andrea Owensby, Vice President of Design at Sunrise Senior Living, who will outline simple changes and updates you can make to your home to make it more senior-friendly. We’ll discuss the importance of making these updates sooner rather than later, and will highlight less obvious considerations when remodeling, including the height of items like counter tops and toilets, and furniture and décor choices that align with strength and mobility in old age.

    • 17 min
    Episode 6: How to Find the Right Senior Living Community

    Episode 6: How to Find the Right Senior Living Community

    Understanding the different types of senior care available can be confusing. And, we know that selecting the right senior living community can be an emotional process if you don’t know what to expect. On this episode of The Senior Caregiver, hear from Sunrise expert Kelly Myers, SVP of Sales, on frequently asked questions and important tips to keep in mind when beginning your search. Kelly has helped thousands of families over the last 25 years navigate the assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing process, and is passionate about educating people on the choices available in post-acute care.

    • 17 min
    Episode 5: Navigating the Journey with Alzheimer’s

    Episode 5: Navigating the Journey with Alzheimer’s

    With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, chances are you know someone who has been affected by memory loss. Rita Altman joins us again in this episode to discuss a variety of topics: younger-onset, which affects people under the age of 65; distinguishing between normal forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s symptoms; more tips for communicating; and most important of all, a reminder to see your loved one as a person and not just the disease. Tune in for useful information, no matter where you are on your memory loss journey.

    • 15 min
    Episode 4: Seniors & Nutrition: What You Should Know

    Episode 4: Seniors & Nutrition: What You Should Know

    Good nutrition is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, especially as we age. In this episode, we’re joined by senior nutrition experts Tim Whelan, VP of Dining, and Caitlin Rogers, national director of Dining and Nutrition services. They explain how nutrition and dietary needs change as we age, why it’s necessary to have variety as part of a healthy diet, and the importance of hydration. We’re also re-joined by Rita Altman, SVP of Memory Care & Program Services at Sunrise Senior Living, who shares her take on brain-healthy foods.

    Head over to SunriseBlog.com to see show notes, including direct links to resources you’ve heard today.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: Memory Loss - Our Shared Humanity

    Episode 3: Memory Loss - Our Shared Humanity

    We’ve covered a lot of ground in our third episode with memory care expert, Rita Altman. This time, we touch on music’s role in caring for someone with memory loss, ways for explaining Alzheimer’s to children and just how close we are to finding a cure. “It’s about our shared humanity.”

    Head over to SunriseBlog.com to see show notes, including direct links to resources you’ve heard today.

    • 17 min

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