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.

Tips for Dealing with Caregiver Frustration

Juliet Holt Klinger January 23, 2017

Caregiving at home for a person living with dementia evokes many emotions, and there’s no question that frustration is one of them. I know sometimes it may seem as if your loved one is refusing to perform simple actions in order to provoke you, but t... Read more

An Ordinary Chap?

Virginia Wylie January 21, 2017

John attended a session of Virginia's Poetry Corner and played the piano after I read this poem.  We all had a wonderful time.   Watch that man coming and going An ordinary chap in a baseball cap But wait, it’s the John Kurz we’re seeing And he can m... Read more

Waiting

Betty Ago January 20, 2017

In elementary school, it took forever for the clock to say 3:30. I spent so much time staring at that clock that I often missed what the teacher was saying. “Betty! Pay attention in class”, were the words I remember best. With today’s standards, I mi... Read more

How I Became The Family Chef

Bernie Block January 18, 2017

It's a simple story. While recovering from an illness, part of the routine was my sister used to come to my nearby apartment and taught me the basics of cooking, which I enjoyed since athletics was limited during my recovery. After nine months of les... Read more

Transitioning your Parents into Senior Living

Kim Estes January 16, 2017

When my kids were 10 and 13, we moved from a small Kentucky town to Indiana. I had a great job opportunity, but was nervous about uprooting my kid’s lives. The new schools were three times the size of their old ones and we were all anxious about adju... Read more

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