Brookdale Blogs

At Brookdale, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of senior care. We also love to talk about the ways that we engage with our seniors. On our blog you’ll find lots of great reads — from snapshots of health advice to a peek behind the curtain at what makes our company tick.

Caregiver Stress: Challenges for Men Caring for Someone with Dementia

Juliet Holt Klinger June 12, 2017

When most people think of a family caregiver they picture a woman. It’s true, according to AARP’s Caregiving in the US report, 60 percent of caregivers are women. However, the number of men providing care is growing as the population of people over t... Read more

Our Sherry

Virginia Wylie June 10, 2017

Sherry smiles the prettiest smile At me, and you and you and you Sherry has been kind awhile To me, and you and you and you Life to her has not been fair Of sadness she is still aware Yet we see her going everywhere Her hand outstretched to care Or o... Read more

Caregiving on Vacation: Four Tips for Traveling with your Loved One

Lori Hill June 08, 2017

Summer is the time for vacations and fun in the sun, but caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can be challenging, especially in fiercely hot weather. As a caregiver for my mother with Alzheimer’s, I find that planning summertim... Read more

Beauty is Ageless at Brookdale

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN June 05, 2017

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature; beautiful old people are works of art.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Not everyone loves getting their picture taken, especially as we age. Wrinkles replace freckles and light reflects off graying hair, but smil... Read more

I'm Loved

Virginia Wylie June 03, 2017

This morning I felt dejected To say nothing of disconnected Then my two cats meowed they were hungry. Today I went to see a new doctor A remarkably familiar chore This doctor said I didn’t have what The last doctor said he thought So stop taking meds... Read more

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