What is Supports Coordination – How can it Help our Family?

Nobody prepares you to watch your loved ones get older. As our lives become busier and more hectic, theirs are slowing down. Health conditions and physical limitations may bring new challenges to them, and they begin to struggle to remain independent. As members of our families age, they have needs that we are going to need to provide, but we may not know how. Families can adapt to these new needs, but they are going

Building Family for Life

Shelly Tatistcheff lives around the corner from MorningStar of Boise. She always knew the community would be a great place for her parents: Chester and Betty Ellyson. Shelly even went so far as filling out the paperwork with Director of Community Relations, Lesley Jacobson. “I knew it was time for a transition. Food was spoiling in the fridge. They weren’t eating. But I wanted them to make the ultimate decision.” One day, Lesley called to

Answering the Call: Local Program Helps Family Caregivers Prepare for Senior Emergencies

It’s the midnight call that can strike terror in the hearts of so many local family caregivers.  “Mom has suffered a stroke,” or “Dad accidentally overdosed on his medications.” Resources are available for those adult children who live in fear of getting “the call” that tells them their senior loved one is in trouble. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network has revealed that many grown children don’t know all they should about

Answering the Call: Local Program Helps Family Caregivers Prepare for Senior Emergencies

It’s the midnight call that can strike terror in the hearts of so many local family caregivers. “Mom has suffered a stroke,” or “Dad accidentally overdosed on his medications.” Resources are available for those adult children who live in fear of getting “the call” that tells them their senior loved one is in trouble. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network has revealed that many grown children don’t know all they should about

Why Assisted Living?

Why Assisted Living? It’s no secret that many seniors do better living in an Assisted Living community than at home alone or in a nursing home. Why is this? Research points to four major reasons: healthy diets, companionship, meaningful activity, and wellness care.   Too often, people living alone fail to eat nutritious meals. But we all know the importance that diet plays in our overall health. Seniors who have a well-balanced diet tend to

Hospice services for Military Veterans

The need for hospice services for military veterans has never been greater, but often those who were the first to answer our nation’s call for help are among the last to seek help when they need it. Today, more than 37 percent of the veteran population is 65 years or older. More than 1,800 veterans die every day, but most veterans still die in their communities – only 4\% occur in Veterans Administration facilities. There