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.
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
Caregiving as a Calling and Not a Title
As the daughter of an extraordinary woman living with Alzheimer’s, often people who meet us together for the first time will ask me if I am also ‘Marlene’s caregiver.’ The title has never been one that I have accepted for myself since my mother has o... Read more