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.

Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN April 03, 2017

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

Brookdale Senior Living April 02, 2017

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

April Fool's Day

Virginia Wylie April 01, 2017

Winter turns to Spring Happy birds sing Folks take their ease Laughter rides the breeze Then imps come out to play ‘Cause it’s April Fools’ Day… Beware April First! For jokes we have a thirst But imps are often naughty They want to make us dotty What... Read more

Butterflies and Straws

Betty Ago March 31, 2017

I do like to keep up with a schedule of creating a new blog every week. Sometimes there are so many words in my head that they are screaming to get out. Other times … Oh well. On that vein, this is my 75th weekly anniversary and I thank all my reader... Read more

Caregiving as a Calling and Not a Title

Lori Hill March 30, 2017

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

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