Milwaukee Assisted Living Daily Life Blog

Elder Care Milwaukee Area Facility Shares News, Stories and Advice

Welcome to our Senior Living in Waterford blog. Below, our assisted living Milwaukee caretakers share stories and information about daily life at our beautiful Waterford assisted living center. From events within our specialized activity program to the funny story of the day, our Milwaukee senior care assisted living staff provides a variety of stories which range from heartwarming to hilarious. We share advice and information regarding Waterford senior care assisted living, while offering you a peek inside our wonderful Waterford assisted living care center. 

Elder Care Cottages and our devoted elder care Milwaukee area staff provide something new when it comes to senior care assisted living. Our Waterford assisted living center provides around the clock, 24 hour care. Our Wisconsin senior care assisted living caregivers also offer Wisconsin memory care assisted living to provide superior dementia and Alzheimer’s care to patients struggling with these difficult conditions. With a cottage living approach which creates a true sense of family and community, our Milwaukee assisted living center is truly the place for special, personalized senior care.

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Nursing Homes vs CBRFs: Is There Really a Difference?

9/8/2016

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Identifying the Characteristics of a Community Based Residential Facility If you are considering an assisted living option for one of your parents, truly understanding what your options are can make a huge difference when it comes to sending them into a neglectful territory or nurturing environment… Read More

Glossary of Terms for Long-Term Care

4/13/2016

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It's very important to know what the terms used on this site mean. Below, we've compiled a list of words used on this site and their definitions. Please, take some time looking over these terms and using them as they apply to you. A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - L - M - N - O - P - R - S -… Read More

Dementia and Nutrition

7/15/2015

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Nutrition Impacts Body & Brain Function By Ava M. Stinnett Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for people with dementia. Poor nutrition can result in dehydration, reduced muscle strength, and, in some cases, an increase in behavioral symptoms. Some people with dementia experience pro… Read More

Meaningful Moments

3/27/2014

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MAKING THE MOMENT MEANINGFUL This life is the only one you have, and you’ve got to make the best of it. You can choose to let circumstances and events dictate the course of your life, but in doing so, you miss your one opportunity to shape the world.     At some … Read More

Dealing with Resistance to Change

3/20/2014

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Dealing with change can be difficult for a lot of people, but especially more so for the elderly.  At Elder Care Cottages, we understand how difficult of a time this can be for the potential resident and the family members. Therefore, we wanted to share with you an article from www.assistedseni… Read More

Best Advice

3/14/2014

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At Elder Care Cottages, we are honored to be able to learn from the residents. Recently, we had an activity called “Best Advice?” where we asked each resident to tell us the best advice they received from a parent, teacher and friend.   Here are a few “pieces of good ol&rsquo… Read More

Thought for the Soul

3/7/2014

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‘Positive Outlooks’ Posted: At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not competence but our character; and not our success but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of Love. — Unknown … Read More

Beat the Winter Blahs

2/27/2014

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5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor psychcentral.com Call it the winter blues or blahs or simply seasonal sadness. Whatever term you use, around this time, many of us start to feel our mood sinking. We feel especially tired and sluggish. We might even … Read More

News You Can Use

2/12/2014

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News from the Alzheimer's Association:  Alzheimer's Association and Parkinson's groups team up for research The Alzheimer's Association, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation of Canada announced that they will offer joint research grant… Read More

We All Need a Little Help from a Friend

2/7/2014

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The Alzheimer’s Association can help! About our support groups Often times, we hear caregivers say they are looking for support from people who "really understand because they've been there, too." An Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group offers just that – a safe place for caregivers, fa… Read More

An Inspirational Quote

1/31/2014

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Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve... You don't have to know about Plato or Aristotle to serve... You don't have to know Einsteins theory of relativity to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by Love. ~ … Read More

A Special Poem

1/23/2014

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I'm a Senior Citizen Author Unknown I'm the life of the party...even when it lasts until 8 p.m. I'm very good at opening child-proof caps with a hammer. I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I'm going. I'm good on a trip for at least an hour without my aspirin, beano and antac… Read More

Thoughts for the Holiday Season and into the New Year!

12/12/2013

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Give of Yourself Freely Love One Another Generously Cherish Your Family Fully Live Your Life Completely Embrace Your Faith Unconditionally ~ Life is Good Today! ~ Read More

Information & Advice

12/5/2013

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6 Survival Tips for Moving Your Elderly Loved One Oct 02, 2012 by Jeff Anderson While the move will inevitably be emotional, these six tips can make the process easier: 1. Empower Your Loved One: Communication and Choice Seniors can be emotionally vested in the home that they’re leaving,… Read More

Be Thankful Every Day

11/21/2013

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches ... Remember to be Thankful every day, not just one day! ~ Life is Good Today! ~   Read More

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