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.

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...

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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...

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Simple Ways to Alleviate Stress

Our aging loved ones have a lot to deal with as they face the aging process. It's important for those of us who are caring for them to pause and take notice of stressors in their lives and seek out ways to alleviate that stress. Simple Ways to Alleviate Stress Here...

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The Importance of Planning for the Future

We all face the prospect of aging differently, whether we're considering our own immortality or that of a loved one. No two situations are exactly the same. Because of this, senior care planning should be approached with your unique needs and goals in mind. Why is it...

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Dementia: What You Need to Know

Dementia is a scary word. And it can be an even scarier disease. Having a clear understanding of what dementia is can help you face the road ahead with a little bit more confidence. What is Dementia? Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by...

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Meeting the Emotional Needs of the Elderly

The emotional needs of the elderly really aren't any different than the rest of us. Your elderly loved one needs to feel safe, remain close to others, and believe his or her life is meaningful. Unfortunately, these needs can often go unmet in the elderly. When an...

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How to Prevent a Fall

As we age, the possibility of falling becomes a legitimate concern. But it doesn't have to cause paralyzing fear. Understanding what could potentially cause a fall and how to prevent one from happening will ease your fears and give you the power to move forward with...

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Why You Should Hire a Geriatric Care Manager

Geriatric Care Managers are a gift. Whether you live with your loved one or are hundreds of miles away, a GCM can be a very valuable asset. What is a Geriatric Care Manager? A GCM is like a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to senior care. They are health care...

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