Turning Point Blog

Learn more about the ins and outs of senior care through the Turning Point Blog. We’ll discuss all sorts of topics to help guide you through the process of transition.

Dealing with Dementia Naturally

There are few diagnoses scarier than dementia. Witnessing a loved one disappear into their own world and exhibit behaviors they never did before is heart wrenching. We long to do something about it. The problem comes in when we let our fear and pain lead us to make...

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Exercise and the Elderly

For the elderly, exercise is often viewed as something of the past. What good would exercise be this late in the game? Actually, research shows that exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle no matter your age!   The Benefits of Exercise Many of the health...

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Identifying Hearing Loss

Experiencing hearing loss as we age is actually quite common. The problem is, it can be easily overlooked as it often happens gradually. As a caregiver, how can you help your elderly loved one identify hearing loss? And what can you do to aid them in handling it?  ...

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The Turning Point Solution

Do I stay or do I go? This is a question that most seniors and their loved ones will have to ask at some point. They reach a crossroads; a turning point.   So Many Options Here in the South Bend area, there's a whole host of options for senior care. There's:...

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5 Tips for Being an Effective Healthcare Advocate

Are you part of the "sandwich generation" - still in the throws of raising children while caring for your aging parents? You're not alone.   When your parents begin to enter the stage of life where their independence is becoming more and more limited, your natural...

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5 Tips for Traveling with an Elderly Parent

Traveling with an elderly parent isn't always easy, but it can be done smoothly and be quite enjoyable. Don't be afraid to get away with your parent and spend some quality time together while taking in the sights and the experiences. Here are some tips that will...

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Senior Care Financial Planning

  Financial Planning Provides a Secure Foundation When a need for long-term care arises, you don’t want money concerns to be part of your challenges. Trying to figure out how to cover costs during a crisis can be overwhelming. If you or a loved one should have to live...

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Accepting the Aging Dilemma

My trusty side-kick, Bo, is always begging for a walk. Rain or shine, he's anxious for his leash and a nice, brisk walk. All of these walks with my sweet pup give me plenty of time to let my thoughts wander. Oftentimes, these musings are related to the elderly. Today,...

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The Truth About Elder Abuse

It's not a comfortable topic. It would be nice if this topic never had to come up at all. Unfortunately, elder abuse is rampant and needs to be discussed.   Types of Elder Abuse Elder abuse can typically be characterized by five different categories. A senior who has...

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