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.
Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Teaching Technology to Seniors
“Can you teach my mom?” That’s the first thing people ask me after I tell them I develop programs that teach seniors technology at Brookdale Senior Living. In today’s increasingly digital world, many visits with parents or grandparents are punctuate... Read more
Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie
During a recent visit to a nail salon, the technician repeatedly referred to me as “sweetie.” I bristled every time she said it. I know she was trying to be nice, but in reality she left me feeling diminished. While reflecting on this later I was a b... Read more
Say What? Deciphering Common Senior Care Jargon
The doctor says your 70-year-old mother is “exhibiting symptoms of middle-stage Alzheimer’s disease with moderately severe decline, with co-morbidities including diabetes and hypertension.” The caseworker recommends “initial respite care and skilled ... Read more