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.

The Importance of Drawing an Advance Directive

We are blessed in this country to have the freedom to make decisions regarding our own health. The problem comes in when we aren't able to speak up for ourselves any longer. This is a common scenario in those who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. But it...

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A Case for Community Living

Each new phase of life brings about its own challenges. But one thing is consistent throughout our entire lives - we need community. Isolation is a threat to every age, but its rampant among senior citizens. It may be harder to get around, or friends and loved ones...

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The Importance of the Elderly Staying Hydrated

Drinking from the Fountain of Youth There's a reason it's called the "Fountain of Youth." Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated will make you feel younger, look younger, and even act like your more youthful self. Dehydration is the culprit behind many ailments...

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Hospice Care is More Than What Meets the Eye

I was sitting in the gorgeous central waiting area at Center For Hospice in Mishawaka with a client who was waiting to attend a bereavement therapy session. I realized, as I watched people from all walks of life roam in and out of the building, that most people...

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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...

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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...

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