Posted on June 1, 2023 - Father’s Day is a great time to touch base with your dad and thank him for the hard work, sacrifices, life lessons and other ways he helped in your upbringing. While your relationship may look different now from when you were a kid, dads and adult children can still play meaningful roles in each other’s lives. This Father’s Day, take the opportunity to talk to dad about aging well.
Posted on May 30, 2023 - There are things we can do to reduce our risk of falling.
Posted on May 25, 2023 - Movies and television shows have long portrayed people with dementia in a very stereotypical way. The scene is usually a woman wandering around (probably in a nightgown) outside of home; she appears lost and distracted. The woman is unable to recognize her own children when they find her and want to bring her to safety; she may even resist. She has Alzheimer’s. While there is some truth to this vignette—most individuals with dementia are women and the greatest number of dementia cases are Alzheimer’s—ironically, a big aspect of this condition is forgotten. Dementia often includes sensory loss as well. Hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching can all be impacted.
Posted on May 23, 2023 - We change in many ways as we age -- our immune system is no exception. Find out what you should know.
Posted on May 18, 2023 - Home is where we build the foundation of our lives, cherish our memories and find a sense of personal comfort. 90% of adults age 65+ wish to age in place in their homes. Now is the time to plan for it. If home is where you want to stay, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina offers BeWell@Home, a membership program that combines the support services of a traditional continuing care retirement community with the best benefits of long-term care insurance—while you live at home.