why medicare

Why Medicare

When it becomes necessary to enter your loved one into an Assisted Living Facility it is almost impossible to anticipate all the financial impacts of such a long term living arrangement. In this mellieu of decisions to be made it may not be evident that the type of insurance a loved one has can impact the level of services available …

Visiting family members with Dementia

Ways to make your visits meaningful here at Olivenhain Guest Home! As our residents decline, they lose their ability to communicate.  Sadly, this is a time when families stop visiting as often because they don’t know what to say or how to make the visits meaningful for the family as well as the resident.  Below are a few ideas that …

Compassionate Communication with the Memory Impaired

Don’t Reason Argue Confront Don’t remind them that they forget Don’t question recent memory Don’t take it personally Do Give short, one sentence explanations. Allow plenty of time for comprehension, then triple it. Repeat instructions or sentences exactly the same way. Eliminate “But” from your vocabulary; substitute “nevertheless”   Avoid insistence. Try again later. Agree with them or distract them …