Caregivers of someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, but Carriage Crossing Senior Living is a Senior Advocate and can help with the support needed.
At Carriage Crossing we advocate for seniors and their caregivers to find the resources and services that they need to properly and safely care for their loved one.
February is a month of love and it is for the young at heart as well! Carriage Crossing Senior Living knows that making the move to a senior living community is always a major life change, but when a couple can make that move together, the decision becomes a little easier. Couples can choose the apartment size, features and levels of care that are right for them.
Maintaining the bonds of a long-term relationship improves a person’s quality of life as they age. Keeping that connection when a senior couple decides to move to assisted living improves physical and mental well-being and reduces the likelihood one or both will experience confusion, anxiety or depression after the move. Continuing to live together after a move to assisted living also helps the senior couple experience greater health and happiness overall.
Respite care provides temporary relief for caregivers and family members caring for people with disabilities or special needs. Respite care can also be used to allow for recovery after a surgery or hospital stay.
The program provides families and caregivers the much-needed break from providing the daily needs of a loved one in a safe, fun, home-like environment. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your loved one is well taken care of.
We’ve heard of the 12 days of Christmas & the holiday season is typically full of joy and laughter as families get together to share gifts and make memories. For some seniors, the holidays are filled with sadness or confusion; while others suffer from unhealthy amounts of stress. The key is for family members and caregivers to recognize what triggers depression or confusion and help seniors successfully manage it all with these handy 12 steps for surviving the holiday stress!
There may come a point in time when a senior can no longer live on their own. As members of their family, it may be time to make difficult decisions regarding how you handle this situation. On one hand, it’s emotionally taxing to see someone you love not be able to take care of themselves when they used to be the one taking care of you. Carriage Crossing Senior Living can help before it’s too late. We offer adult daycare in the Arcola Community, life enrichment activities open to the public at both locations, and support groups to help families during this difficult time.
Carriage Crossing is truly an advocate for seniors, which is why we helped sponsor the Douglas County Area Good Fair on September 20th, 2019. At the event, we joined more than 50 other health providers, socials services, and area professionals with free information and giveaways.
Wine Down Wednesdays are a once a month event at Carriage Crossing Senior Living that ties together two of our favorite things: wine and jazz music! Our approach is simple, elegant and effective: We train our care staff how to set up personalized music playlists, bring our musical instruments and have a multitude of concerts and entertainment. These musical activities tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring participants back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialize and stay present.
For families and caregivers looking for a much-needed break from providing the daily needs of a loved one, Carriage Crossing in Arcola offers Adult Day Care services in a safe, fun, home-like environment. These services are available to seniors, 55 & up, with a variety of care needs including cognitive impairments, such as
Alzheimer’s and other dementia. We provide meals, medication management, limited transportation, and social activities all in a safe and secure environment. Overnight respite care is also available.
Caring Conversations is an Educational Series where leading experts in the Senior Living industry discuss purposeful and thoughtful topics that interest seniors, their loved ones and their caregivers. The speaker for this free dinner will be Ms. Elizbeth Hagemann, the Manager of Education and Outreach for the Alzehimer’s Association Illinois Chapter. Ms. Hagemann’s a highly trained professional in the Senior Living industry as she series the Eastern 14 counties in Central Illinois. Her topic for this November dinner will be “Forget Me Not: Conversations about the Stages of Dementia & Alzheimer’s.
7 out of 10 Seniors will need assistance with Activities of Daily Living At Carriage Crossing Senior Living we serve as a resource for seniors and their loved ones to help them find the best community that fits their needs, And one of the largest groups that we help to advocate for is Veterans and their spouses.