The social distancing that keeps our residents safe may be hard on you. Separation leaves some people feeling lonely, anxious or out-of-touch. So, we’ve mustered our creativity to help families stay connected with the seniors they can’t visit. The following infographic provides a summary of our suggestions. Scroll down for more details. We offer more […]
Beulah, who lives in our Fontana home, is Care Haven Homes’ oldest resident. Last Valentine’s Day, we were privileged to help celebrate her 105th birthday. The whole county got behind us! The Best Times magazine ran a feature on the birthday girl. The Johnson County Board of Commissioners issued a Certificate of Special Commendation; Chairman […]
Welcomes First Residents to Specially Remodeled Overland Park House Prairie Village, KS, January 19, 2017: Care Haven Homes, LLC (“Care Haven”) has opened its sixth Alzheimer’s care home, near I-435 and Roe Boulevard. The house is designed to create a safe, comforting community for up to eight people living with dementia. Locally owned Care Haven […]
Tips from 12 Caregiving Pros (plus bonus tips for family caregiver gifts) Families always ask us what Mom or Dad would most enjoy as a holiday gift. We have our favorites. For this post, we sought the advice of other seasoned caregivers, too. Here are the gifts we suggest for people with Alzheimer’s. (You’ll find […]
The seasons of smiling and snapping are upon us. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve – family and friends gather with cameras. Each generation presents its challenges. Toddlers speed out of the frame. Teens who beam for selfies frown darkly at a parent’s lens. Our beloved grandfather and great aunt can be uncooperative, too. […]
Mom tires easily. Her feet are sore. She struggles to stand. She wobbles as she walks. Her reflexes are slow, and she can’t catch herself when she trips. One day a doctor, nurse or social worker hands you a medical order. It says “durable medical equipment” is now “medically necessary.” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Mom […]
Dementia support groups are circles of caregivers working together to stay strong, searching for the resources to deal with devastating disease. Who’s supporting you?
Dementia is a set of symptoms caused by damage to brain cells.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes dementia.
Not all dementia symptoms are caused by Alzheimer’s. Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step to better care.
Are you decorating small spaces in Mom’s new home this holiday? If she’s coping with Alzheimer’s, make it festive – but not overwhelming.
Tips to keep in mind as you make reservations – or decide to bring Dad a celebration you’ll both treasure.
Bill started the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as our oldest team member. He finished as our inspiration – the one who took a stand against this devastating disease.